Liquid Flow Sensor LPP10
Incredibly Small Liquid Flow Sensor
Using our patented CMOSens® technology, Sensirion now manufactures incredibly small micro-sensors bonded on a plastic substrate. The innovative design enables measurement in the smallest spaces achievable to date.
The plastic LPP10 sensor is extremely cost-effective in large quantities and ideally suited for short-term applications. The non-invasive liquid flow sensor technology is based on thermal MEMS sensor elements and has been patented by Sensirion. Liquid flow sensing solutions for flow rates down to the microfluidic range and sub-nanoliter resolutions are Sensirion's unique strength. Samples of the LPP10 series are available now. Customizations of the sensing technology for individual customer requirements are available for higher volume applications and are discussed on a project base.
The innovative design enables Sensirion's highly sensitive thermal flow sensor microchips to measure non-invasively through the wall of a flow channel inside a planar microfluidic substrate (US Pat. 6813944). The design provides unique sensitivity for liquid flow measurement and bubble detection even in the microliter range. A small digital CMOSens® microchip (2.2 x 3.5 mm) is bonded to the microfluidic channel substrate. In addition to the sensor element, it houses the complete digital intelligence and the memory necessary for signal linearization and temperature compensation. The chip provides a fully digital I²C interface and can operate over a supply voltage of 3.3 to 3.6 V. Fluidic ports on the bottom facilitate easy integration of discrete sensors for manifold systems if necessary. The sensor boasts a short flow sensing response time of about 40 ms and sensor resolutions down to 0.5 nl/min are feasible.
- Flow rates from nl/min up to 20ml/min
- Media isolated sensing principle - no direct sensor contact with the fluid
- High speed: 30ms response time and better
- Supply voltage 3-3V - 3.6V
- Digital I²C Interface