MEMSIC releases MFC2030 bi-directional flow sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, process control, and natural gas measurement.
In addition to low power consumption, a MEMS suspended-bridge microstructure enables a highly sensitive flow measurement. This is due to the low thermal mass and conductivity of the bridge structure, which results in gas flow becoming the primary means to transfer heat via convection from the heater to the thermopiles. This effective and rugged structure, when coupled with advanced CMOS circuitry and a 16-bit on-chip A/D, provides an exceptionally wide flow dynamic range, which is critical for a wide range of precision industrial, consumer and medical applications.
The MFC2030 is highly configurable, with multiple mounting options including manifold mount, BSP and NPT fittings. Evaluation kits with USB interface and a user friendly GUI for easy set-up and data collection are now available.