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Omron Developing MEMS Thermal Sensors
Thermal sensor module.
Schaumburg, IL — Omron's Micro Device Division (MDD) has a number of new MEMS products in development to watch for in the coming year including two Thermal IR Sensing Array Modules and an Absolute Pressure Sensor.

MEMS Thermal IR Sensor Modules are being developed for building automation and energy savings. The first consists of 8 MEMS Thermal IR sensors aligned in a 1 x 8 array. When positioned to scan a room, it can detect occupancy (regardless of movement) and determine if additional heating or cooling is required in localized areas. It can also be used for intelligent lighting controls. For factory automation, it can be used to detect hot-spots in equipment such as control cabinets. A 4 x 4 array is also in development, aimed at the home appliance market for energy savings and security for personal computers. In addition a 16 x 16 array is also currently being tested for monitoring larger spaces. Each individual sensor element has an approximate 8° field of vision and a 6m detection distance.

Contact: Omron Electronics LLC, 1 Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 866-886-6766 fax: 847-285-8176 Web:

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