New pressure sensor technology focuses on ultra-small form factor requirements
Integrating the isolated pressure-sensing element in a fully molded package, the technology enables fully encapsulated wire bonding with zero risk of corrosion, elimination of wire bonding damage during pick and place assembly, zero risk of cap detachment or cap damage while the device is being mounted, and no impact on the sensor from the soldering process to ensure a more robust packaging solution.
"This technology represents a revolution in the enhancement of performance and quality for pressure sensors. STMicroelectronics pioneered the use of fully molded packages without gel for high volume manufacturing for Accelerometers and Gyroscopes,” said Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President, General Manager, Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics. “We are now leveraging this knowledge to revolutionize the packaging in the emerging field of pressure sensors where STMicroelectronics is the first to use a fully molded package without gel for a high performance pressure sensor with enhanced accuracy.”
The new technology enhances accuracy (± 0.2 mbar) while continuing to offer zero drift, low noise (0.010 mbar RMS) and a simplified calibration system, making it ideal for a broad range of consumer, automotive and industrial applications including indoor/outdoor navigation, location-based services, enhanced GPS dead-reckoning, altimeter and barometer functions, weather station equipment, and healthcare applications.
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