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Publication Date: 12/1/2012
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Sensirion Launches World's Smallest Humidity/Temp Sensor
Ultra-tiny humidity/temperature sensor.
Staefa, Switzerland — Sensirion is presenting the world's smallest humidity and temperature sensor, called the SHTC1, a tiny humidity and temperature sensor specifically designed for mobile devices where size is a critical factor. Believing that "smaller is better," the company has developed the world's smallest sensor in its class, measuring a mere 2 x 2 x 0.8mm. The sensor is based on the proven CMOSens® Technology, which allows the sensor and the signal processing electronics to be combined on a single silicon chip to achieve small device size.

Production is targeted at high volume to allow low unit prices to be achieved by economy of scale. The supply voltage of 1.8V is also fully in line with the needs of the target industry.

Specifications of the new sensor show that the size, power consumption and price reductions do not have any impact on performance. It measures relative humidity over a range of 0 to 100 percent RH with a typical accuracy of ±3 percent RH. The temperature-measuring range is -30 to +100°C with a typical accuracy of ±0.3°C. The sensor is fully calibrated, has a digital I2C interface, and is suitable for reflow soldering. This makes it compatible with standard industrial mass production processes for electronic modules.

Contact: Sensirion Inc., 2801 Townsgate Road, Suite 204, Westlake Village, CA 91361 805-409-4900 fax: 805-435-0467 E-mail: Web:

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