Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Omron launches new MEMS flow sensor

 Omron Components Business Europe is unveiling new MEMS flow sensor, capacitive touch sensor and RF MEMS technologies at Sensor and Test Nuremberg, alongside a raft of innovative test and measurement component solutions.

Omron is announcing that it can customise D6F MEMS mass flow sensors to individual customer requirements in terms of flow rate and non-corrosive gas type.  Omron can provide mass flow sensors suitable for any flow rate from 1 mm/s to 40 m/s or 1 LPM to 50 LPM of most non-corrosive gasses. 

The customisation service is subject to a minimum order size of around 100 sensors.  Omron's announcement follows the appointment of an engineer from its Kurayoshi factory to the European customer engineering team based in Munich.

Omron B6TS capacitive touch sensors can now also be customised, as designers are able to specify different styles of touch control for each of up to 16 available channels. This service is subject to a minimum order quantity. The B6TS is offered in 4, 8 and 16 channel versions, with each channel being able to manage an independent rotary, slider or on-off switch control surface. At the same time Omron has also introduced a new, higher performance version of its 8-channel touch sensor, known as the B6TS-08LF.

Omron will also be showing its RF MEMS switch design, offering a typical life of 100 million operations  Designed for low loss and distortion, it is ideal for high-speed automatic test equipment and RF measuring instruments.

Target specifications promise an ultra-wide 15GHz bandwidth and fast switching time of only 100 micro seconds. 

Omron continues to offer high performance RF relays for test and measurement applications, leveraging its microstrip style design and triplate construction for highest performance and minimum insertion loss. Omron's G6K-RF, for example, is just 5.4mm high, with a footprint of 10.3 x 6.9mm, yet it achieves 30dB isolation, 0.2dB insertion loss, and power consumption of just 100mW. The G6Z, G9YA and G6W RF relays use similar technology to achieve small size, and low power consumption combined with highest reliability and excellent RF power switching performance (10-100W).

The electromechanical switching solutions are complemented by Omron's extensive range of MOSFET relays. For example the G3VM-21LR10, in SSOP package with an output capacitance of just 0.8pF typical, is ideal for RF applications. This device is believed to have the world's smallest CR product, of just 2.5pF•ohms. The G3VM-41GR8 is comparable to an electromechanical device, with an on-resistance of just 100m ohms.

Contact details

For further information, contact Lee O'Toole, Omron Electronics Components, United Kingdom and Ireland Sales Division on +44 (0) 870 750 5661 or ukcc_sales@eu.omron.com.

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