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TDK's revolutionary MEMS-based CO2 gas sensor asks the market

2021-11-25 17:02:52 Sowaysensor

TDK's revolutionary MEMS-based CO2 gas sensor asks the market

According to Memes Consulting, recently, TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) launched the TCE-11101 miniaturized ultra-low power MEMS platform that can directly and accurately detect CO2 concentration in home, automobile, Internet of Things, healthcare and other applications . TCE-11101 introduces new technology to extend TDK's sensor leadership into new applications and solutions as part of the new SmartEnviro series. The platform's small size and low power consumption make all forms of consumer and commercial equipment do not require continuous wall power supply. TCE-11101 is packaged in a 5mm x 5mm x 1mm 28-pin LGA package, and the design requires minimal external components to complete.

  The gas sensors currently on the market either use bulky, power-consuming, and expensive optical technology; or use the inherently inaccurate "eCO2" method.

  TCE-11101 is a breakthrough platform based on TDK's various technologies, integrating TDK's unique new material development, MEMS process technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, etc., providing a volume far smaller than traditional sensors, power consumption less than 1mW power and A solution that can accurately measure the concentration of CO2 gas. TCE-11101 greatly expands the use of CO2 detection in various new and existing applications. In these applications, traditional sensors cannot be used due to size and power issues or simply because of economical use. The "eCO2" solution cannot be used due to poor performance. For example, TCE-11101 is an ideal choice for applications such as fixed location or robotic indoor air quality monitoring, because TCE-11101 can provide accurate carbon dioxide readings, has extremely low power consumption, small package size, and low cost and easy integrated. In addition, in applications that require controlled ventilation (DCV), TCE-11101 accurately indicates the occupancy rate of carbon dioxide in a room or a given space by accurately measuring carbon dioxide levels, and can perform particle control of HVAC systems – this information can Used to optimize the energy consumption of HVAC in smart buildings or smart homes.

The features and advantages of SmartEnviro products include:

-Ultra low power consumption

-Direct CO2 detection

-Digital interface (I2C)

-Miniaturized package

-Provides a very wide detection range (400 ppm to 50,000 ppm)

-Integrated 16-bit microcontroller for board-level programmability solutions

-Background calibration to maintain long-term stability

-Comply with RoHS and environmental protection requirements

"In addition to IoT user solutions, TCE-11101 can also implement a wide range of health and commercial applications, such as gas leak detection, while also ensuring high accuracy." said Dr. Sreeni Rao, senior director of the emerging business department of InvenSense, TDK Group. "In addition, ease of integration and programmability help simplify the final system design and deployment."

Gas sensor platform solution:


TCE-11101 is packaged in a 5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm 28-pin LGA package, equipped with a metal cap and integrated particle filter to ensure a long service life. The internal integrated ASIC provides automatic calibration, data reporting, and I2C interface for data output and device configuration. This makes it very easy to integrate into almost any application, and its low power consumption also allows it to be used in battery-powered devices.


TDK provides a comprehensive evaluation kit DK-11101 and supporting software so that developers can quickly evaluate TCE-11101 and integrate TCE-11101 into their next design.

The TCE-11101 sensor and DK-11101 development kit are now available to some early partners and customers. TDK will showcase the SmartEnviro platform and the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of passive components, sensors, power supplies and batteries at the 2021 International Consumer Electronics Expo (CES) held on