Particularly accurate measurement with reduced form factor: XENSIVTM PAS CO2 sensor from Infineon at Rutronik
Less susceptible to interference: the XENSIVTM PAS CO2 sensor uses the principle of photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS), which enables a significant reduction in form factor and at the same time a lower purchase price.
The XENSIVTM PAS CO2 sensor dispenses the need for a large number of optical components and is less susceptible to interference.
Since PAS, in contrast to the established NDIR technology, dispenses with a large number of optical components, the sensor's susceptibility to interference is reduced. The combination of a small form factor (13.8 x 14 x 7.5 mm) and SMD technology enables easier integration into volume applications. The XENSIVTM PAS CO2 is ideally suited for use in demand-controlled ventilation systems, air conditioning and air purifiers, indoor air quality monitors, CO2 ventilation alarms and emission controls, and IoT / smart home / smart city management. The Infineon range is available at www.rutronik24.com.
Using advanced compensation and self-calibration algorithms, the sensor has a durable and consistently high measurement quality. The accuracy for measurements in a range from 0 to 10,000 ppm (specified) is ±30 ppm or ±3 percent of the measured value.
Quick and easy evaluation
The XensivTM PAS CO2 Sensor2Go Evaluation Kit and the XensivTM PAS CO2 Mini Evaluation Board are two development components provided by Infineon. The Sensor2Go evaluation kit impresses with simple plug&play via micro-USB cable, whereas the Mini Evaluation Board is a low-cost way to integrate the sensor on development boards using a standard pin header.
- Voltage range: 12 V (emitter) and 3.3 V (other components)
- Power consumption: 30 mW @ 1 measurement per minute
- Sensor output: CO2 concentration in ppm
- Interface: I2C, UART, PWM