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AVSensors Multi-Chip Technology (MCT-4D) for Medical, Life Science, and Industrial Applications

AVSensors Multi Chip Technology
AVSensors Multi Chip Technology

In today's fast-paced world, industries such as medical, life science, and industrial sectors demand pressure sensors that offer exceptional flexibility, reliability, and high accuracy. To meet these stringent requirements, a groundbreaking technology has emerged: multi-chip technology for pressure sensors. This innovative approach combines the power of multiple chips within a single sensor, delivering unparalleled flexibility, performance and pushing the boundaries of precision.

In this blog post, we will explore the advantages of multi-chip technology for pressure sensors and its profound impact on applications in medical, life science, and industrial fields.

Flexibility in Design: One of the key advantages of multi-chip technology is its flexibility in design. With the ability to integrate multiple chips into a single sensor package, engineers have greater freedom to optimize the sensor's performance for specific applications. Whether it's a medical device, a life science instrument, or an industrial system, multi-chip pressure sensors can be tailored to meet the unique requirements of each application. The flexibility allows for customization in terms of pressure range, accuracy, response time, supply voltage, output types as analog voltage, 4-20mA current output, and digital output standards as I2C, SPI, with resolution from 14 to 24 bits ensuring seamless integration and enhanced performance.

Reliability and Redundancy: Reliability is paramount, particularly in critical applications such as medical devices and life science instruments. Multi-chip technology for pressure sensors offers inherent improvement in the reliability of the sensor. By employing multiple chips, the sensor signal conditioning IC (ASIC) can be configured to measure the sensors output and electrical connections ensuring a comprehensives error checking and fault tolerance contributing to increased safety and piece of mind for end-users. This optimization of the ASIC minimizes downtime and ensures uninterrupted operation, crucial in time-sensitive and mission-critical scenarios.

High Accuracy and Precision: In the pursuit of high accuracy and precision, multi-chip technology provides a significant advantage. By selecting the latest ASIC chip, the sensor can employ sophisticated algorithms and intelligent signal processing techniques without changing the sensors overall footprint or port configurations. The result is advanced error compensation, temperature compensation, and 2nd and 3rd order calibration capabilities, resulting in superior accuracy across varying operating conditions. The precise measurement capabilities of multi-chip pressure sensors make them ideal for applications where minute pressure differentials or fluctuations need to be accurately detected, measured, and monitored.

Summary: Multi-chip technology has ushered in a new era of flexibility, reliability, and high accuracy for pressure sensors in medical, life science, and industrial applications. By integrating multiple chips within a single sensor, engineers have unlocked unprecedented customization options, enhanced reliability through sensor error detection, and achieved exceptional accuracy across varying conditions. As technology continues to evolve, multi-chip technology is poised to shape the future of precision in pressure sensing, paving the way for innovation and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

John Valentini, Business Development AV Sensors (


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