MIKROE launches air flow monitoring differential pressure sensor Click board
MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company, has launched Air Flow Click – an air flow monitoring peripheral development board for applications that demand high precision, extended measurement range on a single device.
Designed for sensitive medical applications such as ventilators, spirometers and sleep diagnostic equipment, as well as precision industrial uses including leak detection, the flow-based 2-in-1 differential pressure sensor at the heart of the compact Air Flow Click is made by First Sensor (TE Connectivity).
The LHDULTRAM012UB3, LHD ULTRA series pressure sensor measures the thermal flow measurement of a gas through dual micro-flow channels integrated within the sensor chip to effectively maximise the dynamic range of the sensor from 0 to 1250Pa.
An on-board MCU with an accurate 24-bit ADC provides signal processing, including response from the two sensing elements, linearization, barometric compensation and temperature correction.
The Air Flow Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development.
Click boards are equipped with the standard 16-pin mikroBUS socket which enables design engineers to change peripherals easily, cutting months off development time.
The Air Flow Click is part of a growing family of 32 pressure sensor Clicks that have been developed for a wide range of applications.
Commenting Nebojsa Matic, CEO at MIKROE said,“We’re all under pressure, these days, but for just $25 designers can buy Air Flow Click, a fully tested product, ready to be used on their system.”