First Sensor is a leading supplier of sensor solutions in the Medical, Industrial, Mobility, and Electronic Engineering & Manufacturing Services fields. First Sensor develops and manufactures high-quality sensors as well as customer-specific sensor solutions and complex integrated systems for the detection of light, radiation, pressure, flow, level and acceleration. The company produces in-house and along the value adding-chain from component to system level. The company is represented at 14 locations around the world.
First Sensor has more than 30 years of experience and successful business in the medical market. The company delivers critically important components for OEM device applications such as ventilators, spirometers, CPAP devices, anesthesia machines, dialysis machines, blood pressure devices, glucose meters, pulse oximeters and nuclear imaging. First Sensor is certified according to the Medical Quality Standard EN ISO 13485.
First Sensor is the leading provider of unique sensor solutions with the highest levels of precision and reliability. We develop and manufacture tailor-made sensor solutions for optical and radiation detection, pressure, flow, and liquid level measurements, as well as special sensing applications on a global scale for a variety of applications and industries. First Sensor provides its customer’s sensor solutions along the entire value-added chain based on various base materials as well as a broad portfolio of innovative manufacturing technologies in the fields of opto-electronic and MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors.
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Selecting the right pressure sensor for each application includes choosing not only the pressure range, but also the type of pressure measurement. Pressure sensors are designed to measure a certain pressure in comparison to a reference pressure, which can then be divided into absolute, gage, and differential devices. This application note describes these terms with the basis of First Sensor’s piezoresistive pressure sensors, and how to use these definitions in selecting the best pressure sensors.
The LDE/LME series of differential pressure sensors are based on a new and innovative MEMS technology that integrates a micro-flow channel with the silicon sensor chip. They can be optimized for different application requirements depending on whether high sensitivity, high dynamic ranges, or linear output signals are needed. This application note presents several advantages that the LDE/LME series of differential pressure sensors has to offer.
This application note experimentally compares LDE/LME differential pressure (Δp) sensors from First Sensor other sensors that use the same (thermal-anemometer-based, non-membrane) sensing principle.
Medical care of patients is becoming increasingly complex. Sensor technologies are playing a more and more important role in making medical devices more reliable and in simplifying their use for doctors, hospital and care staff or even, patients.
This video presents First Sensor’s test and qualification process using electrical testing, temperature cycling, mechanical shock, vibration/mechanical stress, constant acceleration, and much more.
In this video, First Sensor demonstrates their production process for an inertial sensor.
This video takes you through a visual, step-by-step progression of the First Sensor development process.
In this video from First Sensor, Dr. Adriano Pittarelli demonstrates the high sensitivity capabilities of the LDE/LME low pressure sensor family.
This video demonstrates First Sensor’s LDE differential pressure sensors from 25 Pa for medical device and HVAC applications.
In this video, Paul Sharman with First Sensor discusses his company’s solutions for flow and pressure sensing. He also presents information on a new pressure sensor with very high pneumatic impedance, which translates into long-term reliability.
First Sensor presents the new X7 PIN photodiodes for the detection of ionizing radiation in container and baggage scanner OEM applications.
First Sensor presents the new digital Sensortechnics HMI pressure sensors with I²C bus interface. The piezoresistive sensors measure differential and gage pressures from 1 to 150 psi (100 mbar to 10 bar) full scale.
First Sensor presents the new cost-effective Sensortechnics WBI mass flow sensors with ranges of 200 sccm and 1 slpm.
First Sensor presents the new LDE ultra-low pressure sensors with ranges from 25 Pa (0.1 in H2O) full scale.