1 French Pressure Sensor with pre-attached Wires for Signal Transmission

Milpitas, California - SMI (Silicon Microstructures, Inc.) is excited to announce its continued leadership and innovation in the in vivo pressure measurement space. The next generation of the IntraSenseTM  product line launched last year by SMI is now available: IntraSenseTM Calibrated. A fully temperature compensated and pressure calibrated version of IntraSenseTM, greatly simplifying setup and use.

IntraSenseTM is the first commercially available pressure sensor that fits into 1-French tubes and has pre-attached wires for ease of integration. With a calibration board now available on the proximal end of the device, setup and readout are even easier, with both amplified analog as well as digital outputs attached to a 5-pin connector. The extremely small size of the sensor allows it to be attached to catheters, endoscopes and other equipment where space is at a premium. In addition to established pressure measurement procedures in cardiology and neurology, IntraSenseTM allows equipment designers to add pressure-sensing functionality to new applications in urology, ENT, reproductive health, guided biopsies and other disciplines.

Calibration and subsequent submersion in saline ensures stable performance (<1mmHg change in output in 37°C saline) for at least twelve hours. The sensors are calibrated across a pressure range from -300 mmHg to +1300 mmHg, and from 0°C to 101°C. Users may use amplified analog outputs or an optional standard I2C digital interface for easy system integration.

“Physicians have long had to deal with the challenges associated with changing sensors from room temperature to body temperature upon insertion into the body,” explains Dr. Justin Gaynor, VP of IntraSenseTM Products at SMI. “Now, without costly capital equipment or real time calibration, this transition becomes effortless.”  

About SMI
SMI is a member of the worldwide Elmos Semiconductor Group, offering proven solutions to a range of industries, based on application-specific ICs, sensors and complete microsystems. SMI is an ISO certified premier developer and manufacturer of MEMS-based pressure sensors for a broad range of markets, with over 25 years of experience. SMI’s design, production and quality control processes have enabled it to develop both the most sensitive and smallest MEMS pressure sensors available on the market today. Please visit si-micro.com for more information.

About Elmos Semiconductor AG
Elmos develops, produces and markets semiconductors and sensors, primarily for use in the automotive industry. Our components communicate, measure, regulate and control safety, comfort, powertrain and network functions. For over 30 years, Elmos innovations have been bringing new functions to life and making mobility worldwide safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient.