Low-Voltage Pressure Sensors promote system compatibility.

Press Release Summary:

Operating from 2.7-3.3 V, MEMS-based MP3V5050 sensors help battery-backed handheld and mobile communication product developers reduce system cost, size, and power consumption by eliminating need for additional interfacing devices. Models cover 0-7 psi pressure range and are fully amplified, signal-conditioned, and temperature-compensated. Suited for MPU-/MCU-based systems, products come in thermoplastic SMT package and offer multiple porting options. Vacuum version is also available.

Original Press Release:

Freescale 3V Pressure Sensors Enhance System Compatibility

Lower voltage devices designed to extend longevity for simpler, cost-sensitive healthcare and portable electronics

AUSTIN, Texas - Oct. 27, 2008 - Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a series of low-voltage pressure sensors designed to meet power efficiency demands in battery-backed handheld and mobile communication products. Operating at up to 3 volts, the highly integrated micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)-based MP3V5050 pressure sensors are engineered to help developers reduce system cost, size and power consumption by eliminating the need for additional interfacing devices.

The MP3V5050 pressure sensors include a broad pressure range from 0 PSI to 7 PSI (50 kPa). These pressure sensors are fully amplified, signal conditioned, temperature compensated and provide a high output signal - all in a small form factor. This on-chip integration makes the MP3V5050 pressure sensors an all-in-one plug-and-play product to connect to Freescale and other equivalent 3V microcontrollers.

MP3V5050 Pressure Sensor Features
Supply voltage 2.7 V to 3.3 V
Typical full scale span 2.7 V
0 to 7 PSI (50 kPa) pressure range
Vacuum version available in MP3V5050V
2.5% maximum error over 0° to 85°C
Temperature compensated over -40° to +125°C
Ideally suited for microprocessor or microcontroller-based systems
Patented silicon shear stress strain gauge
Multiple porting options available
Durable thermoplastic surface mount package
Available in rails or tape-in-reel shipping options

Price and availability
Suggested per-unit resale pricing in 10,000-piece quantities (all prices USD):
MP3V5050VC6T1 and MP3V5050VC6U at $6.79
MP3V5050GP, MP3V5050DP, MP3V5050GC6T1 and MP3V5050GC6U at $7.07

Freescale will be discussing these low-voltage pressure sensors and additional MEMS product lines at the annual MEMS Executive Congress, Nov. 5-7, 2008 in Monterey, Calif. Visit www.memscongress.com for information. For more information about the MP3V pressure sensor series, visit http://www.freescale.com/files/pr/mp3v.html.

Freescale and the Freescale logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. 2008

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