Product Releases

Miniature Altimeter with 10 mBar to 2000 mBar Pressure Range

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 5:01pm
WDD Staff

Measurement Specialties (Hampton, VA) has released the low-power MS5806, a compact digital barometric pressure sensor module that operates over an extended pressure range of 10 mBar to 2000 mBar. The new sensor’s altitude resolution of up to 20 cm makes it ideal for use in altimeters and variometers. Measuring only 6.4 mm x 4.0 mm x 2.75 mm, the MS5806 easily fits in space-constrained devices including high-end thin watches, adventure and multi-mode watches, fitness gadgets, mobile altimeter/barometer systems and bike computers. Features include:

  • Converts the device’s uncompensated analog output voltage from the Piezo-resistive pressure sensor to a 24-bit value.
  • Provides a 24-bit value for the temperature of the sensor.
  • Protective cap constructed of an anticorrosive, polished stainless steel, filled with a silicone gel protecting the sensor and bonding wires.
  • Optional O-ring placed on the cap’s outer diameter provides water-resistance to 100 m, while avoiding mechanical stresses on the sensor.

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