ScioSense launches a new gas sensor that is closest to human perception of harmful air quality

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Jinan, China – December 9, 2020 – ScioSense, a leading manufacturer of environmental and flow sensors, today announced the launch of a new indoor air quality sensor, the ENS160, which uses sophisticated sensor fusion algorithms to calculate Measure output for more natural air cleaning than any other sensor on the market.

As a manufacturer of integrated environmental and flow sensors, ScioSense uses four separate, highly integrated MEMS micro-heated substrates to create a new multi-channel sensing architecture for its next-generation air quality sensor, and has developed multi-sensor fusion technology— The signals from each sensing element are fused while compensating for humidity effects.

This new technology is based on the industry’s leading automatic baseline correction, which automatically resets air quality thresholds to ensure that the ENS160 can reliably detect indoor air pollution levels and odor changes wherever it is located. An innovative multi-sensor fusion algorithm further improves the output accuracy of equivalent carbon dioxide (eCO2), which accurately detects carbon dioxide (CO2) exhaled by the human body, as well as a range of polluting or odorous gases from other activities.

With the advanced features unique to ENS160, the air quality indicators of air purification systems using this product more closely reflect the impact of pollutants and odors in the air on the occupants of indoor spaces. Systems such as ENS160-based air purifiers, on-demand controlled ventilation systems, range hoods and smart home hubs allow for more precise monitoring of indoor air. Users can enjoy clean and fresh air at any time, and at the same time avoid running air purification equipment under unnecessary conditions, eliminating the waste of money and energy.

The new miniature heating substrate design and intelligent operation control mode are also highly resistant to siloxane contamination, ensuring a long working life in any residential, commercial, professional indoor or vehicle cabin environment.

Dirk Enderlein, CEO of ScioSense, said: “When ventilation or air purification equipment stops operating because air quality monitoring systems fail to detect human body odor, or because air quality baselines are set too high, there can be practical consequences for occupants of indoor spaces. Impacts such as potentially depriving school students of their ability to concentrate on their studies, putting people at risk of long-term harm from pollution, and making our living spaces less suitable for work or leisure. ENS160 provides high broadband gas sensitivity and intelligence A unique combination of selectivity that allows ventilation and air purification systems to be used in the right way at the right time to improve people’s quality of life indoors.”

Three types of accurate air quality output:

The multi-element TrueVOCTM technology employed in the ENS160 is sensitive to oxidizing gases such as ozone that affect indoor air quality, as well as many volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as toluene, ethanol, methane, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide. The algorithm provided by the ENS160 outputs the following three measurements:

· Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC), based on the broad sensitivities of ENS160 to anthropogenic and anthropogenic VOCs;

eCO2, a commonly used surrogate for human occupancy density in indoor spaces;

· AQI (Air Quality Index), which provides various air quality indicators in line with international standards.

The ENS160 can also provide raw gas measurements to OEMs capable of developing proprietary algorithms.

Additionally, the ENS160 reduces warm-up time on first use and start-up time after each power-on, making the ENS160 the most responsive air quality sensor on the market, ideal for systems that require fast response times and expect a great user experience .

Available in a surface mount package measuring only 3 mm x 3 mm x 0.9 mm, the sensor is the smallest fully integrated, programmable air quality sensor on the market today, suitable for integration into highly space-constrained designs such as consumer products .

The ENS160 provides measured output values ​​to the host controller through a serial peripheral or I2C interface. Since all measurement algorithms for the sensor run on-chip, no additional processing is required on the host.

At the same time, ScioSense also provides an analog output version of the VOC gas sensor ENS145. This version is based on the same micro-hotplate technology as the ENS160 and is suitable for distributed system designs; where the central control host fully controls the measured output value obtained from the ENS145 gas sensor input.

CJ Deng, Vice President of Global Marketing, ScioSense, added: “The ScioSense gas sensor series products, with their excellent performance and stable and reliable performance, have been widely used by many well-known car manufacturers and smart home leading manufacturers around the world. Our customer base includes three German Large car manufacturers and many famous European air purifier brand manufacturers. The launch of ENS160 provides customers with a more accurate and easy-to-use air quality sensor, and the strong local technical support service team in China will also be based on customer needs. Assist customers to better monitor local air quality through algorithm optimization and other methods.”

Product samples and evaluation kits are available from ScioSense and authorized distributors in the first quarter of 2021 upon request.

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