Omron adds ultra-wide angle thermal MEMS sensor
Omron D6T 32 x 32 offers contactless temperature measurement up to 200ºC
Hoofddorp, Netherlands, Tuesday, 3 September 2019, – Omron Electronic Components Business Europe has added a wide angle 32 x 32 element version of its D6T MEMS Thermal Sensors, offering the widest field of view that Omron has ever delivered.
The new Omron D6T-32L-01A can view across 90.0° by 90.0°, able to encompass a wide area such as a whole room from a single point. This high performance sensor offers contactless measurement of temperatures of 0-200ºC in ambient temperatures of -10-70ºC. The D6T-32L is one of three new D6T variants announced by Omron. Applications where a more restricted field of view is needed can be fulfilled by the 1×8 D6T-8L-09H and the 4×4 D6T-44L-06H, offering 54.5° x 5.5° and 44.2° by 45.7° respectively. These two devices offer contactless temperature measurement between 5-200ºC at ambient temperatures of 5-45ºC.
Commenting, Gabriele Fulco, European Product Manager, Omron, said, “The new additions to the D6T sensor range open up a great range of new applications. From the detection of abnormal temperatures in industrial equipment on the production line to monitoring of food and other temperatures in the kitchen, the D6T can make a valuable contribution to safety – identifying potential problems before they become major hazards. This can not only save lives but also costs, allowing preventative maintenance to be undertaken in a timely manner. People detection remains a further key application area, and the new sensors are able to detect the presence and location of people in a space more accurately and reliably than ever.”
Omron D6T MEMS thermal sensors are based on an IR sensor which measures the surface temperature of objects without touching them using a thermopile element that absorbs radiated energy from the target object. Incorporating a state-of-the-art MEMS thermopile, custom designed sensor ASIC and signal processing microprocessor and algorithm into tiny package, the D6T is believed to offer the highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the industry. It converts the sensor signal to a digital temperature output giving a straightforward interface to a microcontroller. The space saving design of the D6T, at only 14 x 8 x 8.93 mm for the largest 32 x 32 element version, makes it exceptionally well suited to temperature detection in a wide range of Internet-of-Things and other embedded applications.
Omron Electronic Components Europe is a leader in electromechanical PCB relays, as well as a leading supplier of components such as micro switches, MOSFET relays, DIP switches, photomicrosensors and connectors. Omron has a strong portfolio of innovative technologies including MEMS based pressure, flow and thermal measurement sensors, human face and gesture recognition modules, vibration and tilt sensors.
Omron Electronic Components Europe strongly supports its customers in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS through 8 regional offices, a network of local offices and partnerships with specialist, local, regional and global distributors.
Omron Electronic Components Europe is a subsidiary of the Omron Corporation, recognised worldwide as a leader of high quality, high technology electrical and electronic control equipment and component products.
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