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  • First Sensor AG is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems. Our company develops and manufactures both standardized and tailor-made sensor solutions for the detection of light, radiation, pressure, flow, level and acceleration for applications in the Industrial, Medical and Mobility growth markets. The company produces in-house and along the value-added chain from component to system level.
Product Portfolio
  • Optical Sensors

  • First Sensor develops and manufactures high-precision optical and opto-electronic sensor solutions from a single source and provides long term supply continuity. Available as component, module or system solution First Sensor products are an integrated part of our customers application.

    The closed First Sensor process chain encompasses everything from design to manufacture and integrates all essential key components. The company offers a complete solution ranging from component development and production in cleanrooms of the semiconductor plant to the packaging of integrated circuits and opto-electronic hybrid integration as well as full system development. Thus maximizing the reliability and durability of your developments.
      • Detectors

      • First Sensor develops and manufactures a large selection of photodetectors with high-sensitivity, high-speed, and low-dark-current which can be adapted to your specific requirements. Our sensors are optimized for ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light as well as ionizing radiation. Package solutions include surface mount (SMD) and through-hole (THD) devices. Further, we provide silicon photomultipliers for the detection of lowest light levels.
          • PIN photodiodes

          • First Sensor develops and manufactures photodiodes in series covering a range of technologies.

            Materials and processing can be adapted to individual customer and product requirements, thus enabling the optimization of parameters such as sensitivity at different wavelengths, speed and capacity. We will be happy to help you find the ideal technology for your application.
          • Quadrant PIN photodiodes (QP)

          • Quadrant photodiodes are discrete components that usually feature four optically active areas separated by a small gap. These photodiodes are used in many applications for detecting the position of laser beams, collimators and other applications to facilitate adjustment.

            Special features
            • Small gap areas
            • Low dark current
            • High shunt resistance
            • High resolution
            • A special version for 1064 nm is also available
          • Avalanche photodiodes (APD)

          • First Sensor develops and manufactures avalanche photodiodes in series covering a range of technologies.

            Materials and processing can be adapted to individual customer and product requirements, thus enabling the optimization of parameters such as sensitivity at different wavelengths, speed and capacity. We will be happy to help you find the ideal technology for your application.
          • Quadrant APDs (QA)

          • Quadrant photodiodes are discrete components that usually feature four optically active areas separated by a small gap. These photodiodes are used in many applications for detecting the position of laser beams, collimators and other applications to facilitate adjustment.

            Special features
            • Small gap areas
            • Low dark current
            • High shunt resistance
            • High resolution
            • A special version for 1064 nm is also available
          • Avalanche photodiode arrays (APD arrays)

          • These avalanche photodiodes were developed specifically for LIDAR applications and laser rangefinders. The series of products contains linear and matrix arrays with multiple sensors on one monolithic die, e.g. 8, 16, 64 pixels.

            Special features
            • Fast rise time in 900 nm range
            • Low gain slope above bias voltage
            • Potentially low bias operation
            • Low temperature coefficient
            • Active surface diameter of up to 5 mm
          • Position-sensitive diodes (PSD)

          • These components utilize the effect of the lateral division of the generated photocurrent. The term "position sensitive detector" (PSD) refers to a component that is based on silicon PIN diode technology and is used to measure the position of the integral focus of an incoming light signal. A light spot on the PSD, for instance, is converted into a continuous electrical signal corresponding to the focal position of this spot. The position of a direction is derived from the relationship between two output currents.

            Special features
            • One-dimensional PSD
            • Two-dimensional PSD
            • Duo-lateral PSD
            • High position resolution
            • High linearity
            • Components with up to 20 mm measuring range in two directions
          • InGaAs detectors

          • First Sensor offers large-area InGaAs PIN photodiodes with active sensor surfaces up to 3 mm in diameter. The diodes feature low dark currents and high sensitivity up to 1700 nm wavelength. A model enhanced for the visible wavelength range is also available. Housing options include both hermetic TO solutions as well as SMD versions. Ask us about your specific sensor solution.

            Special features
            • High sensitivity up to 1700 nm
            • Low dark current
            • Active sensor area between 0.7 and 7 mm²
          • Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs)

          • Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) from First Sensor are innovative solid-state silicon detectors with single photon sensitivity. SiPMs are a valid alternative to photomultiplier tubes. The main benefits of these detectors are high gain, extremely good timing performance and low operating voltage. They are insensitive to magnetic field and have a high integration level. The detectors are optimized for Near Ultraviolet (NUV) or red, green and blue (RGB) light detection with peak sensitivities at 420 nm or 550 nm. The Chip Scale Package (CSP) provides a cost-effective solution with an edgeless SiPM die to maximize the active area.

            Typical applications include high energy physics, medical imaging, nuclear medicine, homeland security and analytical instruments.

            Special features
            • Single photon sensitivity
            • Light detection from 350 to 900 nm
            • Dark count rate <100/<200 kHz/mm2
            • Superior breakdown voltage uniformity
            • Excellent temperature stability
            • Very high gain (106)
            • Extremely good timing performance
            • Insensitive to magnetic fields
            • Not damaged by ambient light
            • RoHS compliant Chip Scale Package (CSP)

            Further, First Sensor develops SiPM modules which can be adapted to your specific requirements and allow for easy test runs and integration into your systems.
        • Modules

        • First Sensor offers optoelectronic modules that facilitate the application of sensor products. Our range of evaluation boards combines the optical sensor with the necessary amplification and electronics required for signal processing and, if necessary, an ultra stable power supply. This allows the sensor to be tested under lab conditions and supports simple integration into series production.
            • Hybrids

            • First Sensor offers compact integration of photodiodes and amplifiers. The amplifier is matched to the specific features of the detector. Contact us to find your specific sensor solution.
            • Evaluation modules

            • First Sensor creates circuits that facilitate the application of component products. Our range includes modules and evaluation boards for APD detectors as well as modules for quadrant photodiodes, duo-lateral position- and wavelength-sensitive photodiodes, which enable simple integration in your system or test runs in the research lab.
            • High voltage sources

            • High voltage sources from First Sensor are optimized for use with PIN photodiodes and avalanche photodiodes (APDs) and feature minimal voltage noise and a compact design. The available models cover a broad spectrum ranging from moderately high voltages for PIN photodiodes to demanding requirements up to 500 V for APDs.
          • Laser diodes

          • First Sensor provides you with the ideal emitter for their range of optical sensors. We offer laser diodes for the visible and infrared wavelength range. Further, optimized light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are available for high volume applications.
                • Laser diodes (LDs)

                • We offer a wide range of laser diodes in the wavelength range between 635 nm and 905 nm. The large selection covers lasers with up to 100 mW single-mode CW operation as well as high-power multi-mode lasers.
            • Customized solutions

            • First Sensor holds the technology, experience and capacity to develop and manufacture custom sensors from chip up to the complete measurement system. The highly experienced and resourceful engineering team offers substantial customization capabilities in development and manufacturing for

              • Mask design
              • Wafer processing and chip design
              • Packaging
              • Electronic design for hybrid modules
                  • Customized solutions

                  • Design & construction

                    First Sensor has had many years of experience and practice with simulations in the following areas:

                    • Simulation and calculation
                    • FEM analysis
                    State-of-the-art CAD tools are used for design purposes:

                    Sensor development

                    • Piezoresistive pressure sensors for applications up to 225°C
                    • Pressure sensor systems as OEM and system solutions (signal processing/calibration, interface and housings)
                    • Semiconductor processes
                    • MEMS processes and qualifications
                    • Customer-specific layouts, circuits and interfaces
                    • Testing and validating in accordance to customer's specification
                    • Transition to series production
              • Radiation sensors

                  • Series X: Detectors for ionizing radiation

                  • Alpha, beta, gamma, and X-ray radiation can be detected with silicon PIN photodiodes either directly via the absorption in the crystal lattice or indirectly via the measurement of the luminescence radiation of a scintillation crystal. The Series X from First Sensor features optimized silicon PIN photodiodes, which form wide, fully depleted space-charge regions even at low reverse voltages in order to guarantee the maximum absorption of radiation. For high-energy radiation we offer detectors with a CsI:TI scintillation crystal.

                    Special features
                    • Very low dark current signals
                    • Very low capacitance levels
                    • Minimal series resistance at full depletion
                  • Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs)

                  • Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) from First Sensor are innovative solid-state silicon detectors with single photon sensitivity. SiPMs are a valid alternative to photomultiplier tubes. The main benefits of these detectors are high gain, extremely good timing performance and low operating voltage. They are insensitive to magnetic field and have a high integration level. The detectors are optimized for Near Ultraviolet (NUV) or red, green and blue (RGB) light detection with peak sensitivities at 420 nm or 550 nm. The Chip Scale Package (CSP) provides a cost-effective solution with an edgeless SiPM die to maximize the active area.

                    Typical applications include high energy physics, medical imaging, nuclear medicine, homeland security and analytical instruments.
                • Pressure sensors and transmitters

                • First Sensor develops and manufactures powerful platform-based pressure sensors as well as unique sensor solutions for demanding customer specific requirements. A core competence of First Sensor is the development and manufacture of piezoresistive pressure sensors in a variety of stages such as sensor element, component, sensor and sensing system for OEM customers worldwide.

                  Being one of the leading companies in the field of piezoresistive pressure sensors our solutions are well known for the highest quality, performance and long term stability.

                    • Pressure sensor elements

                    • Pressure sensor elements from First Sensor utilize the „Sensor Technology for Advanced Resistors“ (STARe). This technology is based on the development of suitable materials, layouts and electrical shielding and enables pressure measurement with highest accuracy and stability. We offer product lines for highest precision (High Stability Line) as well as for aggressive media and fluids (Harsh Environmental Line).
                        • Standard Line STARe pressure sensor elements

                        • Our optimized STARe technology enables silicon based piezoresistive pressure measurement with highest accuracy and stability. The Standard Line STARe offers absolute, gage and differential pressure ranges from 1 to 30 bar. The arrangement of the bond pads allow for flexible wire bonding.

                          • Piezoresistive pressure sensor elements from 1 to 30 bar; 
                          • absolute, gage or differential pressure measurement;
                          • temperature range -40 ... 150 °C;
                          • additional protection against external influences (e.g. humidity) due to secondary passivation;
                          • bond pads allow for flexible wire bonding
                        • Industrial Line STARe pressure sensor elements

                        • Our optimized STARe technology enables silicon based piezoresistive pressure measurement with highest accuracy and stability. The Industrial Line STARe offers absolute, gage and differential pressure ranges from 100 mbar to 600 bar. The arrangement of the bond pads allow for flexible wire bonding.

                          • Piezoresistive pressure sensor elements from 100 mbar to 600 bar;
                          • absolute, gage or differential pressure measurement;
                          • bond pads allow for flexible wire bonding;
                          • optimized TCR for temperature measurement and compensation
                        • High Stability Line STARe pressure sensor elements

                        • Our optimized STARe technology enables silicon based piezoresistive pressure measurement with highest accuracy and stability. The High Stability Line STARe offers absolute, gage and differential pressure ranges from 30 mbar to 400 bar. The arrangement of the bond pads allow for flexible wire bonding.

                          • Piezoresistive pressure sensor elements from 30 mbar to 400 bar;
                          • absolute, gage or differential pressure measurement;
                          • bond pads allow for flexible wire bonding;
                          • fully silicon versions for highest long term stability and resolution
                      • Pressure sensor components

                      • K-Series STARe pressure sensor components from First Sensor are pressure sensor elements of the High Stability Line STARe mounted on a TO-8 header whose coefficient of thermal expansion is adapted to the sensor element. Further, the devices include a high-precision PTC temperature sensor and ceramic components to reduce the dead volume. This construction enables precision measurements within the 0.04 % accuracy class. The K-Series STARe is supplied with a plastic housing for transport protection and pressure measurements up to 10 bar.
                            • K-Series STARe A/G

                            • First sensors piezoresistive pressure sensors of the K-series STARe A/G are based on the High Stability Line STARe. The sensor elements are mounted on a Kovar TO-8 header. The header is additionally equipped with a high accuracy PTC temperature sensor. The K-Series STARe is supplied with a plastic housing for transport protection and pressure measurements up to 10 bar.

                              • Piezoresistive pressure sensor components from 60 mbar to 400 bar;
                              • absolute and gage pressure measurement;
                              • including a high-precision temperature sensor;
                              • mounted on TO-8 headers
                            • K-Series STARe D

                            • First sensors piezoresistive pressure sensors of the K-series STARe D are based on the High Stability Line STARe. The sensor elements are mounted on a Kovar TO-8 header. The header is additionally equipped with a high accuracy PTC temperature sensor. The K-Series STARe is supplied with a plastic housing for transport protection and pressure measurements up to 10 bar.

                              • Piezoresistive pressure sensor components from 30 mbar to 10 bar;
                              • differential pressure measurement;
                              • including a high-precision temperature sensor;
                              • mounted on TO-8 headers
                        • Basic pressure sensors

                            • HMU pressure sensors

                            • The HMU pressure sensors provide uncalibrated and uncompensated analog mV output signals. They feature an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. Very small SIL and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HMU pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                              Typical applications include industrial and pneumatic controls, instrumentation and medical devices

                              • Basic pressure sensors with increased media compatibility;
                              • mV-output;
                              • pressure ranges from 100 mbar to 10 bar and from 1 to 150 psi;
                              • absolute, differential and gage pressure;
                              • miniature SIL and DIP housings
                            • HDU pressure sensors

                            • The HDU pressure sensors provide uncalibrated and uncompensated analog mV output signals and are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. The sensors offer a wide selection of standard pressure ranges. Further, First Sensor can provide custom specific pressure ranges and calibrations on request. Miniature SMT and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility.

                              Typical applications include industrial and pneumatic controls, instrumentation and medical devices.

                              • Basic pressure sensors; 
                                mV-output; 
                              • pressure ranges from 100 mbar to 5 bar and from 1 to 70 psi; 
                              • absolute, differential and gage pressure; 
                              • miniature SMT housings
                          • Compensated pressure sensors

                              • HCL pressure sensors

                              • The HCL pressure sensors measure ultra low pressures from 5 mbar and are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. The sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated. They use a special compensation technology to achieve a very high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity. First Sensor can provide custom specific pressure ranges and sensor modifications on request. Different miniature SMT and SIL housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility.

                                Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                • Calibrated and temperature compensated low pressure sensors;
                                • mV-output;
                                • high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity;
                                • pressure ranges from 5 to 75 mbar;
                                • differential and gage pressure;
                                • miniature SMT and SIL housings
                              • HDO pressure sensors

                              • The HDO pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. The sensors offer a wide selection of standard pressure ranges. Further, First Sensor can provide custom specific pressure ranges and calibrations on request. Miniature SMT housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility.

                                Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                • Calibrated and temperature compensated pressure sensors; 
                                • mV-output;
                                • pressure ranges from 10 mbar to 5 bar; absolute, differential and gage pressure;
                                • miniature SMT housings
                              • HRO pressure sensors

                              • The HRO pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. A miniature SIL housing allows for space-saving PCB-mounting. The pressure ports can be connected via tubing.

                                Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                • Calibrated and temperature compensated pressure sensors; 
                                • mV-output;
                                • pressure ranges from 10 mbar to 10 bar and from 4 inH2O to 150 psi; 
                                • differential and gage pressure;
                                • miniature SIL housing 
                              • PCO pressure sensors

                              • The PCO pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. The rugged SIL housing with two mounting holes allows for easy and solid PCB-mounting. The pressure ports can be connected via tubing or manifold mounting.

                                Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                • Calibrated and temperature compensated pressure sensors;
                                • mV-output; 
                                • pressure ranges from 4 inH2O 150 psi; 
                                • absolute or differential (gage) pressure;
                                  rugged SIL housing
                              • PLO pressure sensors

                              • The PLO pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated. They use a special compensation technology to achieve a very high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity and are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. The rugged SIL housing with two mounting holes allows for easy and solid PCB-mounting. The pressure ports can be connected via tubing or manifold mounting.

                                Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                • Calibrated and temperature compensated low pressure sensors;
                                • mV-output;
                                • high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity;
                                • pressure ranges from 0.5 to 5 inH2O; 
                                • differential or gage pressure;
                                  rugged SIL housing
                              • PMO pressure sensors

                              • The PMO pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. Miniature SIL housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility.

                                Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                • Calibrated and temperature compensated
                                • pressure sensors;
                                • mV-output; 
                                • pressure ranges from 4 inH2O to 100 psi; 
                                • absolute, differential or gage pressure;
                                  miniature SIL housings
                            • Amplified pressure sensors

                                • HDI pressure sensors

                                • The HDI pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analog and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and achieve very high total accuracies. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. Miniature SMT and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility. All HDI pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Amplified pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                  • digital I²C bus interface and analogue output;
                                  • pressure ranges from 10 mbar to 5 bar; barometric pressure ranges;
                                  • absolute, differential and gage pressure;
                                  • miniature SMT and DIP housings
                                • HCLA pressure sensors

                                • The HCLA pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analog and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and use a special compensation technique to achieve very high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. Miniature SMT and SIL housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility. All HCLA pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Amplified low pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                  • digital I²C bus interface and analogue 0.25...4.25 V output;
                                  • high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity;
                                  • pressure ranges from 2.5 to 75 mbar; differential and gage pressure;
                                  • miniature SMT and SIL housings
                                • HTD pressure sensors

                                • The piezoresistive HTD differential pressure sensors offer pressure ranges from 1 mbar to 10 bar are specially developed for demanding space constrictions. The sensors allow for flexible direct manifold assemblies and offer high performance and accuracy. A digital interface and analog voltage output provide OEMs maximum flexibility for a range of application such as medical devices, HVAC, instrumentation as well as industrial and pneumatic controls.

                                  • Pressure ranges
                                    Differential/Gage: 0...1 mbar to 0...10 bar
                                    Differential (Pressure/Vacuum): 0...±1 mbar to 0...±1 bar
                                  • Output signal: SPI, I²C, analog
                                  • Pressure connection: O-ring (manifold), tube
                                  • Size without nipples and pins (approx.): 8 x 13 x 5 mm
                                • LMI pressure sensors

                                • The digital LMI differential pressure sensors with I²C bus and 3 V supply are based on thermal micro-flow measurement within the silicon sensor chip and offer measuring ranges from 25 Pa (0.1 inH2O) Full Scale. Due to their excellent sensitivity, accuracy, offset long term stability and long service life, LMI sensors are ideal for differential pressure gas flow measurement in bypass configuration. For battery powered applications the sensor features a low-power mode with minimal standby current.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, HVAC and instrumentation.

                                  • Pressure ranges
                                    Differential/Gage: 0...25 to 0...5000 Pa
                                    Differential (Pressure/Vacuum): 0...±25 to 0...±5000 Pa
                                  • Output signal: I²C
                                  • Pressure connection: O-ring (manifold), tube fitting with adapterube
                                  • Size without nipples and pins (approx.):11 x 18 x 6 mm
                                • LME pressure sensors

                                • The LME differential low pressure sensors are based on thermal flow measurement of gas through a micro-flow channel integrated within the sensor chip. The innovative LME technology features superior sensitivity especially for ultra low pressures. The extremely low gas flow through the sensor ensures high immunity to dust contamination, humidity and long tubing compared to other flow-based pressure sensors. The low profile sensors of the LME series feature a total height of only 9 mm including pressure ports and allow for flexible direct manifold assemblies. Further, the SMT devices are highly versatile to fit to custom adaptors for application-specific mounting requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, HVAC and instrumentation.

                                  • Amplified ultra-low pressure sensors;
                                  • digital SPI bus interface and analog output;
                                  • very high offset stability, linearity and resolution;
                                  • pressure ranges from 25 to 500 Pa (0.25 to 5 mbar); differential and gage pressure;
                                  • miniature manifold mountable SMT housing
                                • LDE pressure sensors

                                • The LDE differential low pressure sensors are based on thermal flow measurement of gas through a micro-flow channel integrated within the sensor chip. The innovative LDE technology features superior sensitivity especially for ultra low pressures. The extremely low gas flow through the sensor ensures high immunity to dust contamination, humidity and long tubing compared to other flow-based pressure sensors. Miniature SMT and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, HVAC and instrumentation.

                                  • Amplified ultra-low pressure sensors;
                                  • digital SPI bus interface and analogue output;
                                  • very high offset stability, linearity and resolution;
                                  • pressure ranges from 25 to 500 Pa (0.25 to 5 mbar); differential and gage pressure;
                                  • miniature SMT and DIP housings
                                • HMA pressure sensors

                                • The HMA pressure sensors provide amplified analog output signals and utilise precision digital signal conditioning to achieve high accuracies. The sensors offer an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. 5 V and 3 V supply versions are available. Very small SIL and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HMA pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls, HVAC as well as analytical instruments.

                                  • Pressure ranges
                                    Differential/Gage: 0...100 mbar to 0...10 bar
                                    0...1 to 0...100 psi
                                    Differential (Pressure/Vacuum):0...±100 mbar to 0...±10 bar
                                    0...±1 to 0...±100 psi
                                  • Output signal: 0.3...2.7 V, 0.5...4.5 V
                                  • Total accuracy incl. temperature effects (max.): ±1.5 %FSS
                                  • Pressure connection:O-ring sealing, tube fitting
                                  • Size without nipples and pins (approx.):10 x 10 x 6 mm, 10 x 13 x 6 mm
                                • HMI pressure sensors

                                • The HMI pressure sensors provide digital output signals via a I²C bus interface and utilise precision digital signal conditioning to achieve high accuracies. The sensors offer an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. 5 V and 3 V supply versions are available. Very small SIL and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HMI pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls, HVAC as well as analytical instruments.

                                  • Pressure ranges
                                    Differential/Gage:0...100 mbar to 0...10 bar
                                    0...1 to 0...100 psi
                                    Differential (Pressure/Vacuum): 0...±100 mbar to 0...±10 bar
                                    0...±1 to 0...±100 psi
                                  • Output signal: I²C bus
                                  • Total accuracy incl. temperature effects (max.): ±1.5 %FSS
                                  • Pressure connection:O-ring sealing, tube fitting
                                  • Size without nipples and pins (approx.):10 x 10 x 6 mm, 10 x 13 x 6 mm
                                • HME pressure sensors

                                • The HME pressure sensors provide digital output signals via a SPI bus interface and utilise precision digital signal conditioning to achieve high accuracies. The sensors offer an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. 5 V and 3 V supply versions are available. Very small DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HME pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls, HVAC as well as analytical instruments.

                                  • Pressure ranges
                                    Differential/Gage: 0...100 mbar to 0...10 bar
                                    0...1 to 0...100 psi
                                    Differential (Pressure/Vacuum): 0...±100 mbar to 0...±10 bar
                                    0...±1 to 0...±100 psi
                                  • Output signal: SPI bus
                                  • Total accuracy incl. temperature effects (max.): ±1.5 %FSS
                                  • Pressure connection:O-ring sealing, tube fitting
                                  • Size without nipples and pins (approx.):10 x 13 x 6 mm
                                • PLA pressure sensors

                                • The PLA pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and provide an amplified analog output signal. They use a special compensation technology to achieve a very high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity and are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. The rugged SIL housing with two mounting holes allows for easy and solid PCB-mounting. The pressure ports can be connected via tubing or manifold mounting.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Amplified low pressure sensors; 
                                  • analog 0.25...4.25 V output
                                  • high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity;
                                  • pressure ranges from 1 mbar to 30 inH2O; 
                                  • differential or gage pressure;
                                  • rugged SIL housing
                                • HCA-BARO pressure sensors

                                • The HCA-BARO pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analog and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and are intended to be used for barometric air pressure measurement. Miniature SMT and SIL housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility. All HCA-BARO pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include weather stations, environmental data loggers, altimeters, hydrology as well as compensation of atmospheric pressure changes for industrial systems and instrumentation equipment.

                                  • Amplified barometric pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                  • digital I²C bus interface and analogue 0.25...4.25 V output;
                                  • barometric pressure ranges from 600...1100 mbar and 800...1100 mbar;
                                  • absolute pressure;
                                  • miniature SMT and SIL housings
                                • HCE pressure sensors

                                • The HCE pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analog and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and achieve very high total accuracies. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. Miniature SMT housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility. All HCE pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Amplified pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                  • digital SPI bus interface and analogue output;
                                  • pressure ranges from 10 mbar to 5 bar; barometric pressure ranges;
                                  • absolute, differential and gage pressure;
                                  • miniature SMT housings
                                • 144S / 144L...PCB pressure sensors

                                • The 144S / 144L...PCB pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and provide an amplified analog output signal. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. All 144S / 144L...PCB pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Amplified pressure sensors;
                                  • analogue 0...5 V output;
                                  • pressure ranges from 2.5 mbar to 10 bar and from 1 inH2O to 150 psi; barometric pressure ranges;
                                  • absolute, differential and gage pressure;
                                  • PCB with pin connections
                                • 140PC / 160PC...PCB pressure sensors

                                • The 140PC / 160PC...PCB pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and provide an amplified analog output signal. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. All 140PC / 160PC...PCB pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Amplified pressure sensors;
                                  • analogue 1...6 V output;
                                  • pressure ranges from 2.5 inH2O to 150 psi;
                                  • absolute, differential and (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                  • PCB with pin connections
                                • 110L/430L...PCB

                                • The 110L/430L...PCB pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and provide an amplified analog output signal. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. All 110L/430L...PCB pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Pressure ranges
                                    Differential/Gage:0...1 bis 0...30 inch H2O
                                    0...1 bis 0...50 mbar
                                    Differential (Pressure/Vacuum):0...±1 bis 0...±30 inch H2O
                                    0...±1 bis 0...±50 mbar
                                  • Output signal: 1...6 V, 4...20 mA
                                  • Non-linearity and hysteresis (typical, combined): ±0.1 %FS
                                  • Pressure connection: tube fitting (Ø 4 mm)
                                  • Size without nipples and pins (approx.): 60 x 30 x 16 mm
                                • 140SC / 420SC...PCB

                                • The 140SC/420SC...PCB pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and provide an amplified analog output signal. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. All 140SC/420SC...PCB pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                  Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                  • Pressure ranges
                                    Differential/Gage:0...1 bis 0...30 inch H2O
                                    0...1 bis 0...50 mbar
                                    Differential (Pressure/Vacuum):0...±1 bis 0...±30 inch H2O
                                    0...±1 bis 0...±50 mbar
                                  • Output signal: 1...6 V, 4...20 mA
                                  • Non-linearity and hysteresis (typical, combined): ±0.1 %FS
                                  • Pressure connection: tube fitting (Ø 4 mm)
                                  • Size without nipples and pins (approx.): 60 x 30 x 16 mm
                              • Barometric pressure sensors

                                  • HCA-BARO pressure sensors

                                  • The HCA-BARO pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analogue and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and are intended to be used for barometric air pressure measurement. Miniature SMT and SIL housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility. All HCA-BARO pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                    Typical applications include weather stations, environmental data loggers, altimeters, hydrology as well as compensation of atmospheric pressure changes for industrial systems and instrumentation equipment.

                                    • Amplified barometric pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                    • digital I²C bus interface and analogue 0.25...4.25 V output;
                                    • barometric pressure ranges from 600...1100 mbar and 800...1100 mbar;
                                    • absolute pressure;
                                    • miniature SMT and SIL housings
                                  • HDI-BARO pressure sensors

                                  • The HDI-BARO pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analogue and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and are intended to be used for barometric air pressure measurement. Miniature SMT and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility. All HDI-BARO pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                    Typical applications include weather stations, environmental data loggers, altimeters, hydrology as well as compensation of atmospheric pressure changes for industrial systems and instrumentation equipment.

                                    • Amplified barometric pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                    • digital I²C bus interface and analogue output;
                                    • barometric pressure ranges from 600...1100 mbar and 800...1100 mbar;
                                    • absolute pressure;
                                    • miniature SMT and DIP housings
                                  • HCE-BARO pressure sensors

                                  • The HCE-BARO pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analogue and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and are intended to be used for barometric air pressure measurement. A miniature SMT housing allows for space-saving PCB-mounting. The HCE-BARO pressure sensor can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                    Typical applications include weather stations, environmental data loggers, altimeters, hydrology as well as compensation of atmospheric pressure changes for industrial systems and instrumentation equipment.

                                    • Amplified barometric pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                    • digital SPI bus interface and analogue output;
                                    • barometric pressure ranges from 600...1100 mbar and 800...1100 mbar;
                                    • absolute pressure;
                                    • miniature SMT housings
                                  • 144S-BARO pressure sensors

                                  • The 144S-BARO pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and provide an analogue output signal. The sensors are intended to be used for barometric air pressure measurement. The 144S-BARO pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                    Typical applications include weather stations, environmental data loggers, altimeters, hydrology as well as compensation of atmospheric pressure changes for industrial systems and instrumentation equipment.

                                    • Amplified barometric pressure sensors;
                                    • analogue 0...5 V output;
                                    • barometric pressure ranges from 800...1100 mbar and 12...16 psi;
                                    • absolute pressure;
                                    • PCB with pin connections
                                • Pressure sensors with increased media compatibility

                                    • HMA pressure sensors

                                    • The HMA pressure sensors provide amplified analog output signals and utilise precision digital signal conditioning to achieve high accuracies. The sensors offer an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. 5 V and 3 V supply versions are available. Very small SIL and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HMA pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                      Typical applications include industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls, HVAC as well as analytical instruments.

                                      • Amplified pressure sensors with increased media compatibility;
                                      • 0.5...4.5 V output;
                                      • range from 100 mbar to 10 bar and from 1 to 150 psi;
                                      • differential and gage pressure;
                                      • miniature SIL and DIP housings
                                    • HMI pressure sensors

                                    • The HMI pressure sensors provide digital output signals via a I²C bus interface and utilise precision digital signal conditioning to achieve high accuracies. The sensors offer an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. 5 V and 3 V supply versions are available. Very small SIL and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HMI pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                      Typical applications include industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls, HVAC as well as analytical instrument

                                      • Digital pressure sensors with increased media compatibility;
                                      • I²C bus output;
                                      • range from 100 mbar to 10 bar and from 1 to 150 psi;
                                      • differential and gage pressure;
                                      • miniature SIL and DIP housings
                                    • HME pressure sensors

                                    • The HME pressure sensors provide digital output signals via a SPI bus interface and utilise precision digital signal conditioning to achieve high accuracies. The sensors offer an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. 5 V and 3 V supply versions are available. Very small DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HME pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                      Typical applications include industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls, HVAC as well as analytical instruments.

                                      • Digital pressure sensors with increased media compatibility;
                                      • SPI bus output;
                                      • range from 100 mbar to 10 bar and from 1 to 150 psi;
                                      • differential and gage pressure;
                                      • miniature DIP housings
                                    • HMU pressure sensors

                                    • The HMU pressure sensors provide uncalibrated and uncompensated analog mV output signals. They feature an increased media compatibility to measure gases and liquids. Very small SIL and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting. All HMU pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                      Typical applications include industrial and pneumatic controls, instrumentation and medical devices.

                                      • Basic pressure sensors with increased media compatibility;
                                      • mV-output;
                                      • pressure ranges from 100 mbar to 10 bar and from 1 to 150 psi;
                                      • absolute, differential and gage pressure;
                                      • miniature SIL and DIP housings
                                  • Pressure sensors for corrosive liquids and gases

                                        • SSI pressure sensors

                                        • The SSI pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analogue and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and achieve very high total accuracies. The stainless steel construction allows for high media compatibility with corrosive liquids and gases. Available packaging options include diaphragm versions with weld ring or housings with G 1/8 and 1/4 NPT threaded pressure ports. All SSI pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                          Typical applications include industrial measurement and control, medical devices and instrumentation.

                                          • Amplified stainless steel pressure sensors;
                                          • digital I²C bus interface and analogue 0.5...4.5 V output;
                                          • pressure ranges from 200 mbar to 35 bar and from 3 to 500 psi;
                                          • absolute and gage pressure
                                          • diaphragm with weld ring, G 1/8 and 1/4 NPT pressure ports
                                        • SSO pressure sensors

                                        • The SSO pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated. The stainless steel construction allows for high media compatibility with corrosive liquids and gases. Available packaging options include diaphragm versions with weld ring or housings with G 1/8 and 1/4 NPT threaded pressure ports. All SSO pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                          Typical applications include industrial measurement and control, medical devices and instrumentation.

                                          • Calibrated and temperature compensated stainless steel pressure sensors;
                                          • mV-output;
                                          • pressure ranges from 200 mbar to 35 bar;
                                          • absolute and gage pressure
                                          • diaphragm with weld ring, G 1/8 and 1/4 NPT pressure ports
                                    • Low pressure transmitters

                                        • CTE / CTU7000 pressure transmitters

                                        • The CTE7000 pressure transmitters are based on piezoresistive pressure sensors and are are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All CTE7000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                          Typical applications include industrial measurement and control, HVAC, medical devices and instrumentation.

                                          • Low pressure transmitters for air and non-corrosive gases;
                                          • 0...5 V, 0...10 V, 0.5...4.5 V, 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output;
                                          • pressure ranges from 10 mbar to 5 bar and from 0.15 to 75 psi;
                                          • (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                          • stainless steel housing with G 1/8 pressure port
                                        • BTEL / PTUL5000 pressure transmitters

                                        • The BTEL / PTUL5000 differential pressure transmitters from 1 mbar / 1 inH2O are based on piezoresistive pressure sensors and are are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. They provide two threaded pressure ports. The transmitters are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All BTEL / PTUL5000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                          Typical applications include industrial measurement and control, HVAC, medical devices and instrumentation.

                                          • Low pressure transmitters for air and non-corrosive gases;
                                          • 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output;
                                          • pressure ranges from 1 to 10 mbar and from 1 to 10 inH2O;
                                          • differential and (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                          • aluminium housing with two G 1/8 or 1/8 NPT pressure ports
                                        • BTE / PTE / PTU5000 pressure transmitters

                                        • The BTE / PTE / PTU5000 differential pressure transmitters from 25 mbar / 0.3 psi are based on piezoresistive pressure sensors and are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. They provide two threaded pressure ports. The transmitters are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All BTE / PTE / PTU5000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                          Typical applications include industrial measurement and control, HVAC, medical devices and instrumentation.

                                          • Low pressure transmitters for air and non-corrosive gases;
                                          • 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output;
                                          • pressure ranges from 25 mbar to 10 bar and from 0.3 to 150 psi;
                                          • differential and (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                          • aluminium housing with two G 1/8 or 1/8 NPT pressure ports
                                      • Pressure transmitters for corrosive liquids and gases

                                          • CTE / CTU8000 pressure transmitters

                                          • The CTE / CTU8000 pressure transmitters allow for high media compatibility with corrosive liquids and gases. The transmitters are based on piezoresistive ceramic pressure sensor elements and feature compact stainless steel housings. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All CTE / CTU8000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                            Typical applications include industrial machines, industrial measurement and control as well as instrumentation.

                                            • Pressure transmitters for corrosive liquids and gases;
                                            • ceramic pressure sensor element, stainless steel housing;
                                            • pressure ranges from 250 mbar to 100 bar and from 5 to 1500 psi;
                                            • absolute and (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                            • 0...5 V, 0...10 V, 0.5...4.5 V, 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output
                                          • CTE / CTU9000 pressure transmitters

                                          • The CTE / CTU9000 pressure transmitters allow for high media compatibility with corrosive liquids and gases. The transmitters use fully welded stainless steel pressure sensor elements without internal elastomeric seals and feature compact stainless steel housings. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All CTE / CTU9000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                            Typical applications include industrial machines, industrial measurement and control as well as instrumentation.

                                            • Pressure transmitters for corrosive liquids and gases;
                                            • fully welded stainless steel pressure sensor element, stainless steel housing;
                                            • pressure ranges from 100 mbar to 35 bar and from 1.5 to 500 psi;
                                            • absolute and (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                            • 0...5 V, 0...10 V, 0.5...4.5 V, 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output
                                          • KTE / KTU3000 pressure transmitters

                                          • The KTE / KTU3000 pressure transmitters allow for high media compatibility with corrosive and aggressive liquids and gases. The transmitters are based on piezoresistive ceramic pressure sensor elements and feature highly chemical resistant PPS (Polyphenylensulfide) plastic sensor headers. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All KTE / KTU3000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                            Typical applications include industrial machines, industrial measurement and control, instrumentation as well as medical and analytical devices.

                                            • Pressure transmitters for corrosive and aggressive liquids and gases;
                                            • ceramic pressure sensor element, stainless steel housing, PPS plastic sensor header
                                            • pressure ranges from 250 mbar to 50 bar and from 5 to 750 psi;
                                            • absolute and (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                            • 0...5 V, 0...10 V, 0.5...4.5 V, 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output
                                          • KTE / KTU6000 pressure transmitters

                                          • The KTE / KTU6000 pressure transmitters allow for high media compatibility with corrosive liquids and gases. The transmitters feature piezoresistive ceramic pressure sensor elements and rugged stainless steel housings. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All KTE / KTU6000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                            Typical applications include industrial machines, industrial measurement and control as well as instrumentation.

                                            • Pressure transmitters for corrosive liquids and gases;
                                            • ceramic pressure sensor element, stainless steel housing, flush mount versions;
                                            • pressure ranges from 250 mbar to 400 bar and from 5 to 6000 psi;
                                            • absolute and (vacuum) gage pressure;
                                            • 0...5 V, 0...10 V, 0.5...4.5 V, 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output
                                        • Pressure Sensors for OEM applications

                                        • First Sensor develops and manufactures innovative and reliable pressure sensors for OEM applications that are adapted to your specific requirements with the help of our vast application experience. Due to our in-house production of all main sensor components we are able to ensure long product availability for your serial production as well as the aftermarket. We design, develop and manufacture compact pressure sensors for integration into high-volume automotive and machine OEM applications. Our sensors are available in different pressure ranges from vacuum to high pressure and with customer-specific electrical connectors and pressure ports. Further, we offer a range of analog and digital interfaces such as ratiometric voltage output, SENT, LIN, PWM and I²C. All custom OEM pressure sensors are developed and manufactured in line with the quality management standard for the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949.
                                            • Pressure and temperature sensor

                                            • First Sensors OEM fuel supply pressure sensors are developed and manufactured in line with the quality management standard for the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949. The custom housing is made out of POM plastic and features a plug-in pressure port with an O-ring sealing and a TYCO MQS electrical connector. The pressure sensor is suitable to measure gasoline, diesel and ethanol.
                                            • Tank pressure and temperature sensor for inside mounting

                                            • First Sensors OEM tank pressure and temperature sensors are developed and manufactured in line with the quality management standard for the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949. The custom housing is made out of PPS plastic and features special electrical spring contacts. The pressure sensor is suitable to measure gasoline, diesel and ethanol.
                                            • Vacuum pressure sensor for brake boosters

                                            • First Sensors OEM vacuum pressure sensors are developed and manufactured in line with the quality management standard for the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949. The custom housing is made out of PBT plastic and features a plug-in pressure port with an O-ring sealing and a MLK electrical connector. The vacuum sensor is suitable to measure polluted air.
                                            • High-pressure sensor up to 2000 bar

                                            • First Sensors OEM high-pressure sensors are developed and manufactured in line with the quality management standard for the automotive industry ISO/TS 16949. The custom housing is made out of stainless steel and features a 3/8-24 UNF-2a threaded pressure port and a Packard electrical connector. The high-pressure sensor is suitable to measure hydraulic oil, PAG-oil, motor oil, diesel and carbon dioxide (R-744).
                                            • Pressure sensor with multiple ports for electrohydraulic steering

                                            • For safety relevant applications such as electrohydraulic steering First Sensor produces and develops pressure sensors with multiple ports to achieve the necessary ASIL requirements. The versatile design options of our T-Bridge technology enable the decoupling of the pressure ports from the ground plate to achieve higher sensor accuracy.
                                          • Liquid level sensors and switches

                                          • To reliably monitor the level in tanks or containers, First Sensor offers a range of different sensor technologies. Depending on the application, they can register the level continuously or using limit values.
                                              • Hydrostatic liquid level sensors

                                              • Whether you opt for the classic submersible sensor or a transmitter with a hydrostatic pressure measurement cell, the measurements are output in a form you can put to good use — as a current or voltage signal for pressure in bar, psi or water column. Our optical level switches monitor point levels to prevent a container from running dry or overflowing.
                                                  • CTE / CTW9000...CS level sensors

                                                  • The CTE/CTW9000...CS submersible hydrostatic liquid level sensors allow for high media compatibility with many industrial liquids. The level transmitters use fully welded stainless steel pressure sensor elements without internal elastomeric seals and feature small-diameter stainless steel housings. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer amplified analogue output signals. All CTE/CTW9000...CS liquid level sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                                    Typical applications include level measurement and level control of tanks and liquid supplies as well as water level measurement in reservoirs and wells.

                                                    • Submersible level sensor for corrosive media;
                                                    • fully welded stainless steel pressure sensor element, stainless steel housing;
                                                    • pressure/level ranges from 100 mbar to 5 bar, 1 to 50 mH2O and 1.5 to 70 psi;
                                                    • gage pressure;
                                                    • 4...20 mA or 0...10 V output
                                                  • KTE / KTW8000...CS level sensors

                                                  • The KTE/KTW8000...CS submersible hydrostatic liquid level sensors allow for high media compatibility with many industrial liquids. The level transmitters are based on piezoresistive ceramic pressure sensor elements and feature highly chemical resistant PPS (Polyphenylensulfide) plastic housings. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer amplified analogue output signals. All KTE/KTW8000...CS liquid level sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                                    Typical applications include level measurement and level control of tanks and liquid supplies as well as water level measurement in reservoirs and wells.

                                                    • Submersible level sensor for corrosive and aggressive media;
                                                    • ceramic pressure sensor element, PPS plastic housing;
                                                    • pressure/level ranges from 250 mbar to 5 bar, 2.5 to 50 mH2O and 5 to 70 psi;
                                                    • gage pressure;
                                                    • 4...20 mA or 0...10 V output
                                                  • CTE / CTW8000...CS level sensors

                                                  • The CTE/CTW8000...CS submersible hydrostatic liquid level sensors allow for high media compatibility with many industrial liquids. The level transmitters are based on piezoresistive ceramic pressure sensor elements and feature small-diameter stainless steel housings. They are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer amplified analogue output signals. All CTE/CTW8000...CS liquid level sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                                    Typical applications include level measurement and level control of tanks and liquid supplies as well as water level measurement in reservoirs and wells.

                                                    • Submersible level sensor for corrosive media;
                                                    • ceramic pressure sensor element, stainless steel housing;
                                                    • pressure/level ranges from 250 mbar to 5 bar, 2.5 to 50 mH2O and 5 to 70 psi;
                                                    • gage pressure;
                                                    • 4...20 mA or 0...10 V output
                                                  • HYD level sensors

                                                    • Submersible level sensor for corrosive media;
                                                    • flush mount stainless steel pressure sensor element, stainless steel housing;
                                                    • pressure/level ranges from 100 mbar to 4 bar (1 to 40 mH2O);
                                                    • gage pressure;
                                                    • 4...20 mA output (HART and PROFIBUS-PA on request)
                                                • Optical liquid level switches

                                                    • OLP level sensors

                                                    • The OLP optical liquid level switches use solid state technology with no moving parts for highly accurate and reliable measurements. The sensors plastic polysulphone housings provide excellent media compatibility. With their miniature threaded housings the OLP sensors are easy to install and consume little space.

                                                      Typical applications include medical equipment, HVAC, compressors, hydraulic reservoirs, machine tools and leak detection as well as food, beverage and pharmaceutical processing.

                                                      • Miniature optical liquid level switches;
                                                      • TTL compatible or transistor output;
                                                      • 100 mA or 1 A output current;
                                                      • polysulphone plastic housings;
                                                      • M10 or M12 threaded connection
                                                    • OLT level sensors

                                                    • The OLT optical liquid level switches use solid state technology with no moving parts for highly accurate and reliable measurements. The sensors plastic TROGAMID® housings provide high chemical resistance and excellent media compatibility. With their miniature threaded housings the OLT sensors are easy to install and consume little space.

                                                      The OLT series can be used with many liquids which are not compatible with conventional polysulphone housings such as fuel, halogenated hydrocarbons (e.g. chloroform), methanol, acetone and ethyl acetate. Furthermore, TROGAMID® can also be used in direct contact with food and drinking water.

                                                      • Miniature optical liquid level switches;
                                                      • TTL compatible or transistor output;
                                                      • 100 mA or 1 A output current;
                                                      • TROGAMID® plastic housings;
                                                      • M10 or M12 threaded connection
                                                    • OLM level sensors

                                                    • The OLM high performance optical liquid level switches use solid state technology with no moving parts for highly accurate and reliable measurements. The sensor's plastic polysulphone measuring tip and rugged stainless steel housing with G 1/2 or 1/2 NPT threaded connection provides excellent media compatibility and allows for industrial use.

                                                      Typical applications include industrial machines, hydraulic systems, pumps and engines.

                                                      • High performance optical liquid level switches;
                                                      • TTL compatible or transistor output;
                                                      • 10 mA or 800 mA output current;
                                                      • polysulphone measuring tip and stainless steel housing;
                                                      • G 1/2 or 1/2 NPT threaded connection
                                                  • Flow sensors

                                                  • First Sensor's core competencies are the development and production of sensors for measuring mass and volume flow rates. Our flow rate sensors quickly record even the smallest flows with a high degree of accuracy. We offer leading solutions for medical and air conditioning technologies as well as for industrial applications.

                                                     

                                                      • Mass flow sensors for gases

                                                      • The thermal measuring principle is used when dealing with very high sensitivity and the precise measurement of the smallest flow rates in both directions. A heating element and temperature-sensitive resistors at the heart of the sensor monitor the mass flow rate using the temperature profile in the medium. The high-precision and fast-response sensor technology is ideal e.g. for medical ventilators to detect smallest air flows.
                                                          • WBI flow sensors

                                                          • The WBI sensors with I²C bus interface offer mass flow measurement for air and gases based on a highly sensitive thermal measuring principle. The WBI series includes unidirectional as well as bidirectional flow ranges. The digital sensors achieve a very high accuracy over the complete measuring range in the positive as well as negative flow direction and feature fast response times and low power consumption.

                                                            Typical applications include HVAC, instrumentation as well as analytical instruments.

                                                            • Mass flow sensors for gases;
                                                            • thermal measuring principle;
                                                            • flow ranges from ±200 sccm to ±1 slpm;
                                                            • digital I²C bus interface;
                                                            • high accuracy in both flow directions
                                                          • WBA flow sensors

                                                          • The WBA sensors offer mass flow measurement for air and gases based on a highly sensitive thermal measuring principle. The WBA series includes unidirectional as well as bidirectional flow ranges. The sensors achieve a very high accuracy over the complete measuring range in the positive as well as negative flow direction and feature fast response times and low power consumption.

                                                            Typical applications include HVAC, instrumentation as well as analytical instruments.

                                                            • Mass flow sensors for gases;
                                                            • thermal measuring principle;
                                                            • flow ranges from ±200 sccm to ±1 slpm;
                                                            • 1...5 V output;
                                                            • high accuracy in both flow directions
                                                          • WTA flow sensors

                                                          • The WTA series offers mass flow measurement for air and gases. The sensors are based on the principle of heat transfer due to mass flow and feature high sensitivities, fast response times and low power consumption.

                                                            Typical applications include HVAC, instrumentation as well as analytical instruments.

                                                            • Mass flow sensors for gases;
                                                            • thermal measuring principle;
                                                            • flow ranges from 2 to 50 slpm;
                                                            • 0.5...4.5 V output;
                                                            • high accuracy in both flow directions
                                                        • Sensors for volumetric flow measurement

                                                        • Our differential pressure sensors are suitable for measuring the volume flow rate of gases according to the differential pressure procedure. The sensors record the minimum drop in pressure on a flow element (e.g. screen, nozzle, laminar flow element) which equates to a measurement for the volume flow rate. Robust, highly accurate and extremely low differential pressure sensors reliably monitor how much of the medium flows through the line at any given time.
                                                            • HCL

                                                            • The HCL pressure sensors measure ultra low pressures from 5 mbar and are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. The sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated. They use a special compensation technology to achieve a very high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity. First Sensor can provide custom specific pressure ranges and sensor modifications on request. Different miniature SMT, SIL and DIP housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility.

                                                              Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                                              • Calibrated and temperature compensated pressure sensors; mV-output;
                                                              • suitable for differential pressure flow measurement;
                                                              • high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity;
                                                              • pressure ranges from 5 to 75 mbar;
                                                              • miniature SMT and SIL housings
                                                            • HCLA

                                                            • The HCLA pressure sensors perform precision digital signal conditioning and provide analogue and digital output at the same time. The sensors are calibrated, temperature compensated and linearised and use a special compensation technique to achieve very high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. Miniature SMT and SIL housings allow for space-saving PCB-mounting and maximum OEM design flexibility. All HCLA pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                                              Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                                              • Amplified low pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                                              • suitable for differential pressure flow measurement;
                                                              • digital I²C bus interface and analogue 0.25...4.25 V output;
                                                              • high offset stability and virtually no position sensitivity;
                                                              • pressure ranges from 2.5 to 75 mbar; miniature SMT and SIL housings
                                                            • LDE

                                                            • The LDE differential low pressure sensors are based on thermal flow measurement of gas through a micro-flow channel integrated within the sensor chip. The innovative LDE technology features superior sensitivity especially for ultra low pressures. The extremely low gas flow through the sensor ensures high immunity to dust contamination, humidity and long tubing compared to other flow-based pressure sensors. A miniature DIP housing allows for space-saving PCB-mounting.

                                                              Typical applications include medical devices, HVAC and instrumentation.

                                                              • Amplified ultra-low pressure sensors with digital signal conditioning;
                                                              • suitable for differential pressure flow measurement;
                                                              • digital SPI bus interface and analogue output;
                                                              • very high offset stability, linearity and resolution;
                                                              • pressure ranges from 25 to 500 Pa (0.25 to 5 mbar); miniature SMT and DIP housing
                                                            • LME

                                                            • The LME differential low pressure sensors are based on thermal flow measurement of gas through a micro-flow channel integrated within the sensor chip. The innovative LME technology features superior sensitivity especially for ultra low pressures. The extremely low gas flow through the sensor ensures high immunity to dust contamination, humidity and long tubing compared to other flow-based pressure sensors. The low profile sensors of the LME series feature a total height of only 9 mm including pressure ports and allow for flexible direct manifold assemblies. Further, the SMT devices are highly versatile to fit to custom adaptors for application-specific mounting requirements.

                                                              Typical applications include medical devices, HVAC and instrumentation.

                                                              • Amplified ultra-low pressure sensors;
                                                              • digital SPI bus interface and analog output;
                                                              • very high offset stability, linearity and resolution;
                                                              • pressure ranges from 25 to 500 Pa (0.25 to 5 mbar); differential and gage pressure;
                                                              • miniature manifold mountable SMT housing
                                                            • 144S / 144L...PCB

                                                            • The 144S / 144L...PCB pressure sensors are calibrated and temperature compensated and provide an amplified analogue output signal. They are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. All 144S / 144L...PCB pressure sensors can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                                              Typical applications include medical devices, instrumentation, HVAC as well as industrial, pneumatic and environmental controls.

                                                              • Amplified pressure sensors;
                                                              • suitable for differential pressure flow measurement;
                                                              • analogue 0...5 V output;
                                                              • pressure ranges from 2.5 mbar to 10 bar and from 1 inH2O to 150 psi;
                                                              • PCB with pin connections
                                                            • BTEL / PTUL5000

                                                            • The BTEL / PTUL5000 differential pressure transmitters from 1 mbar / 1 inH2O are based on piezoresistive pressure sensors and are are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. They provide two threaded pressure ports. The transmitters are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All BTEL / PTUL5000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                                              Typical applications include industrial measurement and control, HVAC, medical devices and instrumentation.

                                                              • Low pressure transmitters for air and non-corrosive gases;
                                                              • suitable for differential pressure flow measurement;
                                                              • 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output;
                                                              • pressure ranges from 1 to 10 mbar and from 1 to 10 inH2O;
                                                              • aluminium housing with two G 1/8 or 1/8 NPT pressure ports
                                                            • BTE / PTE / PTU5000

                                                            • The BTE / PTE / PTU5000 differential pressure transmitters from 25 mbar / 0.3 psi are based on piezoresistive pressure sensors and are are intended to be used with dry and non-corrosive gases. They provide two threaded pressure ports. The transmitters are calibrated and temperature compensated and offer different amplified analogue output signals. All BTE / PTE / PTU5000 pressure transmitters can be modified according to customer specific requirements.

                                                              Typical applications include industrial measurement and control, HVAC, medical devices and instrumentation.

                                                              • Low pressure transmitters for air and non-corrosive gases;
                                                              • suitable for differential pressure flow measurement;
                                                              • 1...6 V or 4...20 mA output;
                                                              • pressure ranges from 25 mbar to 10 bar and from 0.3 to 150 psi;
                                                              • aluminium housing with two G 1/8 or 1/8 NPT pressure ports
                                                          • Inertial Sensors

                                                          • First Sensor features a highly innovative technology platform for manufacturing high-precision inertial sensors for geoengineering, condition monitoring or navigation applications. The MEMS sensors allow for flexible customization to fit your individual application requirements.
                                                                • Inclinometers and accelerometers

                                                                • The capacitive inclinometers and accelerometers are based on singlecrystal silicon sensor elements and utilize state-of-the-art micromachining technology to achieve large signal-tonoise ratios and excellent stability over temperature. Therefore, they are able to detect extremely small changes in inclination or acceleration.

                                                                  Due to high aspect ratio microstructures (HARMS) the sensors feature ultra-low cross axis sensitivities. Further, the patented highly flexible AIM (Air gap Insulated Microstructures) technology minimizes parasitic capacitances.

                                                            • Cameras

                                                            • Blue Next Cameras

                                                              A new dimension of digital camera solutions for mobility and safety applications.

                                                              The Blue Next camera series is already the third generation of a system, which has been designed for digital mobility from the start. It has been proven in tough use and incorporates our entire market experience as holistic sensor and application experts. Our 100% in-house production and development partnerships allow us to respond to any customization requests our customers might have.

                                                              Automotive qualified.

                                                              Proven in the toughest scenarios for our customers.

                                                              Our product development and production processes are certified by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 quality management system. In addition, the camera and its components have been tested by the Automotive Electronics Council’s (AEC) guidelines for operation in extreme environments, such as construction and agricultural settings.

                                                               

                                                                • Other Sensors

                                                                    • Oxygen sensors

                                                                    • They are simple to calibrate and easy and reliable to use. When it comes to measuring oxygen, we recommend our non-consuming sensors with zirconium dioxide solid-state technology. In addition to medical technology, applications include the monitoring and control of combustion processes, ambient air monitoring, composting, sewage and air conditioning systems.
                                                                    • Highly media resistant solenoid valves

                                                                  • Competencies - Electronic engineering & manufacturing services

                                                                  • Our rugged and compact cameras withstand the toughest conditions: cold, heat or permanent vibrations to name only a few.

                                                                    At First Sensor the complete assembly process is under one roof - from the processing of the sensor chip to the finishing of the camera system. At the same time we save you unnecessary development effort during the integration into your systems due to our modular camera design with different interfaces and data formats. All cameras can be adapted quickly and flexibly to customer-specific requirements.

                                                                      • Development

                                                                      • First Sensor specializes in the development and manufacture of custom sensors, micro systems, hybrid circuits, modules and complex systems. We have many years of application experience from development projects in the medical, industrial electronics, optoelectronics, power electronics, aerospace and automotive market.

                                                                        As a solution provider we offer complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. Custom sensors and complex systems from First Sensor allow you to shorten your design cycle, save development costs and achieve competitive advantages as well as fast innovations to the market.

                                                                        Our development departments provide the basic requirements for highly reliable products through the optimal implementation of your specific requirements by means of their long-standing technological expertise. You will receive support from experienced engineers, who meet customer-specific requirements by using modern CAD-systems for circuit design, layout creation and mechanical constructions. To achieve smooth production, technologies are developed for the support of individual construction and connection technologies and the corresponding necessary production equipment and test fixtures are manufactured. In order to ensure a successful project we place special emphasis on close cooperation with you. From design to series production you will receive sound technical support.

                                                                      • Integrated Manufacturing Services

                                                                      • First Sensor assembles your products with state-of-the-art microsystem technology and automatic equipment in class 100,000 to class 100 clean rooms (ISO 8 to ISO 5). We can modify opto- and MEMS sensor elements in our own semiconductor production as required. The production concepts are coordinated with your required quantities and logistics requirements. In order to ensure consistently high quality and reliability, our production is subject to continuous process monitoring.
                                                                      • Test and qualification

                                                                      • Our knowledge of mechanical, thermal and electrical test procedures, as well as of analytical methods for failure analysis and the characterization of material systems (chemical methods, X-ray and ion imaging, ultrasound techniques), is a prerequisite for selection of the optimum materials and technology for your specific packaging solution.

                                                                        Furthermore, to ensure a constant high product quality, we define and realize the required test and quality criteria for the manufacturing process in accordance with the product specifications. This may include pull/shear tests, gross and fine leakage tests, temperature cycling, climate tests, surface analysis, x-ray and ultrasonic testing, standard micrographs and failure analyses.

                                                                        Our sensors, micro systems, circuits and assemblies are manufactured, tested and qualified according to the standards and screening test methods specified by you.

                                                                      • Power electronics

                                                                      • Power electronics covers all applications in which a conversion of electrical energy takes place. The range of applications stretches from DC/DC converters, frequency converters, heating element modules and high-performance light sources right up to actuator-electronics such as valve actuators or complex engine drive control systems. The discharge and distribution of electrical losses (thermal management) and as high a current carrying capacity as possible are of decisive importance for the reliability of these electronic assemblies.

                                                                        First Sensor Lewicki has over 50 years’ experience in the development and manufacture of highly reliable electronics, discrete power semiconductors such as power transistors and complete modules of integrated electronic assemblies for use in industry, medical technology, and aerospace. We will accompany you from the initial idea, creating prototypes and qualification samples right up to mass production. The assemblies can be tested and qualified in-house with regard to optics, mechanics, electrics and environmental friendliness in accordance with the usual standards (IPC, MIL, RTCA, ESCC) or customer-specific test regulations. We have been certified as an assembly and test house (ATH) for power MOSFETs by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) since 2014.

                                                                    • Applications

                                                                    • Our rugged and compact cameras withstand the toughest conditions: cold, heat or permanent vibrations to name only a few.

                                                                      At First Sensor the complete assembly process is under one roof - from the processing of the sensor chip to the finishing of the camera system. At the same time we save you unnecessary development effort during the integration into your systems due to our modular camera design with different interfaces and data formats. All cameras can be adapted quickly and flexibly to customer-specific requirements.

                                                                        • Industrial: Length measurement

                                                                        • Industrial optical length measurement delivers swift and reliable measurement results with ultra-high precision over short and long distances. Various measuring principles are available for length measurement using light, such as the triangulation method, the phase measurement process, or the time-of-flight propagation of a pulse. Each measuring principle has advantages and disadvantages and is suitable for specific applications.

                                                                          Our sensor solutions for length measurement

                                                                          First Sensor develops and manufactures detector solutions for optical distance measuring devices such as triangulation measurement systems, laser rangefinders, laser scanners, and LIDAR systems. Our one-dimensional, position-sensitive diodes (PSD) are suitable optical detectors for triangulation measurement systems. For laser rangefinders, we offer highly sensitive avalanche photodiodes (APD) for various wavelengths ranging from blue (400 nm) to infrared (1064 nm). Laser scanners and LIDAR systems for distance measurement achieve very high spatial resolutions. For these applications, we supply APD arrays, which are composed of multiple sensor elements with large dynamic ranges as well as wide bandwidths. We also optimize our photodiodes for their special requirements, for example, with reference to sensitivity, amplification, rise time, or capacity.

                                                                        • Industrial: Radiation and security

                                                                        • In security technology, the ability to check items of baggage or to monitor hazard areas is playing an increasingly important role. Sea ports and airports use inspection and security systems such as container scanners, cargo scanners, and baggage scanners to screen and inspect vehicles, freight, and baggage. Accidents in nuclear reactors have led to increased demand for radiation measuring devices to detect radioactive contamination. Other applications for our silicon radiation sensors are X-ray fluorescence spectrometers and equipment for non-destructive material testing.

                                                                          Our sensor solutions for radiation and security

                                                                          First Sensor offers a range of photodiodes and sensor systems for measuring ionizing radiation for devices used in inspection and security technology, process monitoring, material analysis and material testing. Alpha, beta, gamma, and X-ray radiation can be detected with silicon PIN photodiodes either directly via the absorption in the crystal lattice or indirectly via the measurement of the luminescence radiation of a scintillation crystal. Scintillators convert the high-energy, ionizing radiation into visible light, which is then measured by highly sensitive photodiodes. First Sensor Series X uses CsI:TI crystals, which achieve a high level of efficiency during the conversion of radiation and emit in the green wavelength range. Silicon absorbs gamma radiation very effectively in the energy range from 1 to 40 keV. With a scintillation crystal, higher radiation energies of up to 1 MeV can also be reliably detected indirectly by silicon photodiodes. In this case, the crystal protects the photodiode from direct high-energy radiation.

                                                                          First Sensor offers optimized silicon PIN photodiodes, which form wide, fully depleted space-charge regions even at low reverse voltages in order to guarantee the maximum absorption of radiation. The fully depleted PIN photodiodes from Series X enable very large absorptions volumes and extremely low dark currents.

                                                                        • Industrial: Smart Building Solutions

                                                                        • Today, modern building automation and HVAC technology intelligently match energy generation, energy distribution, air conditioning, and heat recovery to ensure that energy is used in a manner that saves resources and costs. The measurements are supplied by a large number of sensors for temperature, air humidity, pressure, and air flow in decentralized systems, machines, and rooms. With the help of this data, the automation system monitors, controls and regulates the technical systems. At a higher management level of building automation, all information is compiled and evaluated and the economical operation of the entire building is optimized.

                                                                          Our sensor solutions for Smart Building

                                                                          First Sensor offers high-quality sensor solutions for building automation and HVAC systems that range from individual sensors to complex customer-specific sensor systems that help to boost the energy efficiency of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. We offer a range of sensor technologies for measuring minute differential pressures in air-conditioning technology and building automation. Our flow-based LME and LDE differential pressure sensors measure ultra-low pressures from 25 Pa (0.25 mbar) with ultra-high resolution and offset stability. Due to the minimal air flow through the flow channel integrated in the sensor chip, the sensors are highly resistant to dust. The membrane-based piezoresistive HCL and HCLA pressure sensors achieve exceptionally linear signal/pressure characteristic curves for measurement ranges from 2.5 mbar.

                                                                          Comprehensive monitoring of a building also includes monitoring the building structure. Our precision MEMS inertial sensors detect the smallest changes in position or acceleration and thus help to detect and monitor structural changes, damage, and critical stress conditions on buildings.

                                                                        • Industrial: Industrial process control

                                                                        • Industrial process control involves monitoring and controlling machinery, systems, and processes across a large number of industries: chemicals, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, energy, water/wastewater, oil, gas, plastic, paper, food, and beverages. Nowadays, industrial preparation, processing, and manufacturing systems are highly automated in order to ensure that raw materials and energy are consumed in a conservative and efficient manner. In this context, the ability to measure pressures, levels, and flow rates reliably and precisely in harsh, humid, and dusty environments and to measure aggressive, corrosive, explosive, and other liquids and gases is essential.

                                                                          Our sensor solutions for industrial process control

                                                                          Level sensing is one of the most common applications in industrial process control. Key factors influencing the choice of a suitable level sensor include the size, geometry, and material of the vessel, the presence of equipment in the tank such as agitators, and the type of process medium. First Sensor's range of level sensors for industrial process control includes hydrostatic level sensing as well as optoelectronic level switches and ranges from simple limit value detection to precision continuous level sensing. For hydrostatic level sensing, First Sensor offers rugged pressure transmitters in two different installation variants: as a submersible sensor for positioning in the fluid or with a screw thread for attachment to the exterior tank wall.

                                                                        • Industrial: Aerospace

                                                                        • Sensors, electronic circuits, modules, and customized systems have a decisive influence on the quality, economic efficiency and safety of aerospace applications. Extreme environmental conditions such as temperature changes, acceleration, and vibrations place very high demands on the reliability and resilience of the products. At the same time, the systems need to be small, light, and sophisticated. In addition, the long development, approval, and operation times in the aerospace field call for reliable cooperation partners for development and production activities as well as to ensure particularly long-term availability of the products.

                                                                          First Sensor Lewicki GmbH, which is owned by First Sensor AG, has over 50 years of application expertise and experience in aerospace technology and operates development, production, and service activities according to processes and procedures certified to EN 9100. To check the reliability of our products, we conduct stress tests (design margin tests) as well as screening and qualification, for example, according to ESA standards. The use of the latest thick-film hybrid technology enables the construction of very small, robust, and ultra-reliable electronic modules and circuits, e.g. for power electronics applications. These custom systems from First Sensor provide you with cost savings in the development of OEM devices as well as competitive advantages due to the resulting short development cycles and innovative solutions.

                                                                        • Medical: Breathing and respiration

                                                                        • Air and gas flows as well as line and therapy pressures have to be monitored and controlled in numerous medical instruments such as respiratory devices, anesthetic devices, sleep diagnosis devices, sleep apnea therapy devices (CPAP), spirometers and oxygen concentrators. High-quality sensors in respiratory devices measure minute flow rates around the zero point of the respiratory flow and also detect flow rates of several hundred l/min. Applications in anesthetic devices call for sensors with high resistance to anesthetics. In controlled CPAP devices, pressure sensors continuously monitor the therapy pressure, thereby improving the comfort and quality of the treatment. Spirometers utilize special pneumotachographs that measure the respiratory flow using efficient differential pressure sensors.

                                                                          First Sensor develops and manufactures highly reliable sensors and customized sensor systems as a strategic partner to medical product manufacturers in the area of breathing and respiration. Our complete advisory, development, production and service processes comply with the high requirements for medical products according to EN ISO 13485.

                                                                        • Medical: Dialysis

                                                                        • Dialysis or renal replacement therapy is a blood purification process that removes toxic or waste substances from the blood of patients with chronic renal failure or chronic renal insufficiency. The exchange of substances here occurs by means of diffusion via a semipermeable dialysis membrane. Different dialysis methods are hemodialysis, hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration.

                                                                          Modern dialysis devices use a variety of sensors for safety-critical monitoring of pressure, flow and liquid level in the dialysate and blood circulation as well as for detecting leaks and air in the hose system. In particular, the patient's blood pressure must be monitored continuously during dialysis.

                                                                        • Medical: Endoscopy

                                                                        • In medical endoscopy, rigid or flexible endoscopes are used for diagnosis and for minimally invasive operations inside the body. Rigid endoscopes transmit the light and image information via mirrors into the body and back out. Flexible endoscopes transmit the light for illumination and the image via optical waveguides. Special versions of flexible endoscopes are video-endoscopes or videoscopes. These devices use a CCD chip at the tip of the endoscope for imaging. The digital image information is then communicated electrically via a video cable and displayed on a monitor.

                                                                          Endoscopy systems are mostly combined with an insufflator, which guides CO2 gas into the patient's body, thereby creating cavities and hence space for the endoscopic examination or operation, e.g. during procedures in the abdominal cavity (laparoscopy). Modern insufflators have a highly accurate pressure and flow control so as to be able to set and maintain even the smallest body cavities precisely.

                                                                        • Medical: Diagnostics

                                                                        • Medical diagnostics serves to investigate the causes of diseases or functional disorders and diagnose these. Imaging methods such as endoscopy, computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) play an important role here. A further field involves laboratory diagnostics, which utilizes photometric processes for examining blood, for example. Blood sugar measuring devices determine the glucose concentration in the blood of diabetes patients. A generation of devices measures in a non-invasive manner using optical methods and thus enables continuous monitoring, thereby sparing the patient uncomfortable finger pricks. In a similar way, pulse oximeters measure the oxygen concentration in the blood via the different light absorption of the hemoglobin saturated with oxygen. Spirometry examines the function of the lungs in order to diagnose respiratory tract and lung diseases such as asthma or chronic-obstructive bronchitis.

                                                                          In the above and many other methods of medical diagnostics, new technologies and technical improvements enable ever faster and more accurate results and consequently result in better treatment success. Sensors and sensor systems are an essential component of the applications here. With its long-standing international experience in the area of development and production services for medical technology, First Sensor offers you extensive options to stand apart from the competition through innovative products – thanks to even more accurate, rapid or reliable individual solutions.

                                                                        • Mobility: Advanced driver assistance systems – ADAS

                                                                        • Driver assistance systems both increase the safety and effeciency of motor vehicles, commercial vehicles and special vehicles and shape the mobility of tomorrow. Thereby highly resilient and reliable cameras, optical sensors and LIDAR systems are essential for applications such as reversing aid, adaptive cruise control (ACC), traffic sign recognition, blind spot detection, blind spot assist, lane departure or warning 360° all-round view. First Sensor supplies OEMs, integrators and retrofitters at various levels of the value chain from components to modules and complete systems.
                                                                        • Mobility: OEM pressure sensors

                                                                        • The number of sensors in modern vehicles and mobile machines is continually increasing. Sensors supply the measuring values for the electronic control units and are therefore an essential component for the safe, comfortable and economic operation of cars, trucks, commercial and special vehicles. The extreme conditions in automobile applications such as heat, cold or continuous vibrations place high demands on the reliability and resilience of sensors. At the same time, the sensors need to be small, energy saving and cost effective.

                                                                          First Sensor develops and manufactures innovative and reliable OEM pressure sensors for integration in motor vehicles and mobile machines, which can be adapted to your individual customer requirements with a high level of application expertise. By manufacturing all central components ourselves, we ensure the long availability of all products for series production and the aftermarket. Our sensors are available in various pressure ranges from vacuum to high pressure and with customized and electrical or pressure connections. We also offer a wide range of analog and digital interfaces, for example ratiometric signals, SENT, LIN, PWM and I²C. All custom OEM pressure sensors are developed and manufactured in accordance with the quality management system for the automobile industry ISO/TS 16949.