Efficient and Robust Environmental Sensors for Industrial Applications

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  • Include features such as low power consumption, low maintenance and low sensitivity to mechanical shocks
  • These small surface-mount devices (SMD) can be used in portable and battery-powered detectors

KEMET, one of the global suppliers of electronic components, has announcesd the strengthening of its industrial applications solutions with a range of environmental PIR sensors. By utilising the pyroelectric effect, these thin-film PZT sensors can deliver both high sensitivity and fast response times for rapid and accurate detection of gas, flame, motion, food and organic compounds in automation, lighting, power generation and distribution, and many other industrial applications.

Built with hybrid micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, these environmental sensors come in a small surface-mount device (SMD) for use in portable and battery-powered detectors. Their features such as low power consumption, low maintenance and low sensitivity to mechanical and thermal shock allow for stable performance and a lifespan of up to 15 years, making them ideal for small, smart or Internet of Things (IoT) devices in industrial, consumer, automotive and medical applications. Compatibility with industry-standard I2C communication enables plug-and-play connectivity to microcontrollers making these sensors easy to configure, tune and calibrate.

KEMET’s environmental PIR sensors, which use the standard semiconductor manufacturing process, are well-suited for growth in the environmental sensor market. According to a report by 360 Market Updates, the global environmental sensor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4 per cent from 2020 to 2025 and reach US$ 1550.1 million by 2025.


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