Board Level Pressure Sensors provide analog/digital output.

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Housed in 8-pin RoHS-compliant package measuring 9.9 x 12.4 mm, MS45xx Series offers pressure ranges of 0-30 in. H2O and 0-150 psi. Digital output versions feature I2C or SPI interface and provide 14-bit pressure as well as 11-bit temperature sensing. Operating from single supply of 3.3 or 5.0 Vdc, PCB-mounted ceramic pressure transducers come in side port, top port, and manifold mount versions that measure differential, gauge, absolute, and compound pressures.

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MS45xx Series Board Level Pressure Sensor Analog/Digital Output

Measurement Specialties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, introduces its new model MS45xx Series, a small (9.9mm x 12.4mm) ceramic based PCB mounted pressure transducer in a 8-pin ROHS compatible package with pressure ranges of 0 - 30inH2O and 0 - 150psi. This series contains both high level analog output (MS4515, MS4525) and digital output (MS4515DO, MS4525DO) where the digital output versions feature either I2C or SPI interface and provide 14-bit pressure as well as 11-bit temperature sensing. All versions of the series use the latest CMOS sensor conditioning circuitry to create a low cost, high performance transducer designed to meet the strictest OEM requirements.

The MS45xx Series is fully calibrated and temperature compensated with a total error band (TEB) of less than 1.0% over the compensated range. This rugged ceramic transducer operates from a single supply of either 3.3 or 5.0Vdc and is available in side port, top port and manifold mount and can measure differential, gage, absolute and compound pressures. These pressure sensors also come in two pin configurations: DIL (thru-hole, J Lead) and SIL (thru-hole).The 1/8" barbed pressure ports mate securely with 3/32" [2.4mm] ID tubing.

This series is designed for flexibility and can easily be configured for custom OEM requirements where lower TEB values, custom pressure ranges, output clipping, or wider temperature ranges are needed. Battery powered devices requiring lower power consumption can take advantage of the MS4525 series (-L option) where current consumption is 0.6µA typical for digital output. Safety critical OEMs can rely on the on-board diagnostic features standard on the MS45xx that ensure overall system integrity. Application use include but is not limited to: blocked filter detection, altitude and airspeed measurements, medical instruments, fire suppression systems, panel meter, factory automation and leak detection.

About Measurement Specialties

Measurement Specialties, Inc. designs and manufactures sensors and sensor-based systems. The company produces a wide variety of sensors and transducers to measure precise ranges of physical characteristics such as pressure, force, vibration, torque, position, temperature, humidity, fluid properties, mass air flow and photo optics. Measurement Specialties uses multiple advanced technologies - including piezo-resistive, electro-optic, electro-magnetic, variable reluctance, magneto resistive, digital encoders, thermistors, thermocouples, RTDs, capacitive, resonant beam, application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), piezoelectric polymers and strain gauges - to engineer sensors that operate accurately and cost effectively in our customer's applications.


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