Environmental conditions have a major impact on our well-being, comfort, and productivity. Sensirion’s sensor solutions provide detailed and reliable data on key environmental parameters such as humidity, temperature, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM2.5), and CO2. Environmental Sensing opens up new possibilities to create smarter devices that improve our comfort and well-being as well as increase energy efficiency in a wide variety of applications.
Key Environmental Parameters
Ambient Humidity and Temperature
Thermal comfort is an important factor in climate control systems. Under which conditions does one feel comfortable, when does one feel discomfort and at what point do conditions impair human health? Relative humidity and temperature play a key role in this context, and thus personal well being can be improved by the use of humidity and temperature sensors.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
The widespread use of new products and building materials has resulted in increased concentrations of indoor pollutants, in particular volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Many of these compounds are known to impair well being and productivity; e.g. through headaches, eye irritation or dizziness. Sensirion gas sensor solutions monitor these indoor air pollutants and thus help manufacturers in the development of new smart home and HVAC applications.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5)
PM2.5 and PM10 refer to particulate matter with particle diameter up to 2.5 microns and 10 microns, respectively, and are among the most dangerous air pollutants. Due to their small size, PM2.5 particles can travel deep into the human lung and cause a variety of health issues; for instance, by triggering asthma attacks or contributing to cardiovascular disease. Sensirion’s new PM2.5 sensor solution will enable the implementation of innovative air quality monitoring devices that prevent air pollution damage.
Carbon Dioxide is a key indicator for indoor air quality. Thanks to new energy standards and better insulation, houses have become increasingly energy-efficient, but the air quality can deteriorate rapidly. Active ventilation is needed to maintain a comfortable and healthy indoor environment, and improve the well-being and productivity of the inhabitants. Sensirion sensor solutions offer an accurate and stable monitoring of CO2 in the air, as well as temperature and humidity. This enables our customers to develop new solutions that increase energy efficiency and simultaneously support the well-being of everyone.
Sensirion's Environmental Sensing Solutions
Humidity & Temperature Sensor
Sensirion is the world’s leading manufacturer of digital relative humidity sensors. With the introduction of our pioneering digital humidity sensors more than 15 years ago, Sensirion has defined an industry standard with the SHTxx series. Best-in-class products, unmatched technological expertise and excellent application support make Sensirion the number one partner for humidity and temperature sensors.
Multi-Pixel Gas Sensor
The world’s smallest digital gas sensor SGPC10 opens up new possibilities for, inter alia, the measurement of indoor air quality. As the first metal-oxide gas sensor featuring multiple sensing elements on one chip, the SGPC10 provides in-depth information on air quality. The sensing element features an unmatched robustness against contaminating gases present in real-world applications, enabling a unique long-term stability and low drift. The small package size (2.45 x 2.45 x 0.9 mm3 DFN), the I2C interface, and the dust and water protection membrane make the SGPC10 easy to integrate into a large variety of applications, e.g. in appliances or smart home devices.
Sensirion’s forthcoming PM2.5 sensor will define new market standards for accurate and reliable detection of PM2.5 and PM10. With this new particulate matter sensor, Sensirion expands its range of environmental sensing solutions and opens up a new dimension in indoor and outdoor air quality applications.
CMOSens® Technology for IR detection enables carbon dioxide measurements of the highest accuracy at a competitive price. Along with the NDIR measurement technology for detecting CO2 comes a best-in-class Sensirion humidity and temperature sensor integrated on the very same sensor module. Ambient humidity and temperature can be measured by Sensirion’s algorithm expertise through modelling and compensating of external heat sources without the need of any additional components. The very small module height allows easy integration into different applications.
With Our Environmental Sensing Solutions, We Improve…
Your health is your greatest asset. In order to enable more people to live longer, healthier and happier lives, Sensirion has developed sensor solutions to improve medical devices and smart home applications such as air purifiers and air cleaners.
Quality Of Life
Deep down, everyone is looking to increase their quality of life, and Sensirion’s unique, intelligent sensor solutions do just that. As the leading international manufacturer of environmental sensor solutions, we offer our clients sensor solutions for increased convenience and security.
With efficient systems, we have the chance to significantly improve the global energy balance and make a major contribution to environmental protection. Through energy-efficient applications, we can counteract the constantly growing energy consumption around the world and at the same time reduce harmful emissions. That’s why we offer our clients in a wide variety of industries sensor solutions for sustainable and efficient energy management.
Thanks to our patented CMOSens® Technology, Sensirion was the first company to offer an automotive-grade, digital humidity sensor with a calibrated and linearized signal output. As an innovation-driven company, we did not stop with state-of-the-art humidity sensors, but have continued to develop other sensor types, such as mass flow meters and controllers for gases, differential pressure sensors and liquid flow sensors. We are always keen to find new sensor solutions for demanding applications, which is why our environmental sensor solutions portfolio constantly looks to the future.
Complete Solutions Provider
With more than 15 years’ experience in the development and supply of environmental sensor solutions, we lead the field in sensor technology innovation. We provide the sensor hardware and support our customers during the design-in, the development of sophisticated algorithms and the industrialization all the way to mass production. In addition to providing unparalleled performance, we also focus on key characteristics such as size, ultra-low power consumption, fully calibrated digital output and compatible supply voltages.