D6T sensors are a type of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) thermal sensor that can detect the presence of humans or other objects by measuring their infrared radiation.
OMRON’s D6T Non-Contact Temperature Sensor
In the realm of temperature sensing technology, OMRON Electronic Components Europe continues to lead the way with its innovative non-contact MEMS thermal sensors. The latest addition to their impressive lineup is the narrow-field version, exemplified by the D6T-1A-02. Tailored for precision in industrial control, medical, and building automation systems, this super-sensitive infrared (IR) temperature sensor is set to redefine non-contact temperature measurements. In this blog, we delve into the features, applications, and advanced technology behind OMRON’s D6T series.
Features of the D6T-1A-02:
The D6T-1A-02 boasts an array of features that set it apart in the world of non-contact temperature sensors:
1. Super-Sensitive IR Technology:
a. Utilizes proprietary OMRON MEMS sensing technology for enhanced sensitivity.
b. Ensures accurate measurements of surface temperature between -40°C to +80°C.
2. Compact Design:
a. Tiny package dimensions of 12.0mm x 11.6mm x 9.2mm.
b. Ideal for applications where space is a critical consideration.
3. Narrow Field of View:
a. Features a narrow field of view of 26.5 degrees square.
b. Enables precise assessment of the surface temperature of a specific object in the target area.
4. Accuracy and Resolution:
a. Accuracy of +/-1.5°C ensures reliable temperature measurements.
b. High resolution of 0.06°C for detailed and nuanced data
5. Digital I2C Output:
a. Digital I2C output provides excellent noise immunity.
b. Noise equivalent temperature difference was measured at an impressive 140mK.
Applications of the D6T Thermal Sensor
The versatility of the D6T-1A-02 extends across various industries, making it an invaluable asset in multiple applications:
1. Industrial Control:
a. Precision temperature measurements for optimal control in industrial settings.
2. Medical Applications:
a. Ideal for non-contact temperature measurements in medical equipment.
3. Building Automation:
a Measures room temperature or detects occupancy, even when individuals are stationary.
b. Wider field versions are available for diverse building automation needs.
4. Security Systems:
a. Effective in security applications for detecting human presence.
5. Home Automation:
a. An excellent alternative to pyroelectric sensors or PIR detectors in home automation.
b. Distinguishes between unoccupied spaces and stationary persons with remarkable accuracy.
Advanced Technology Behind the D6T Thermal Sensor
OMRON’s D6T series represents a technological marvel, incorporating several key elements:
1. In-House Development:
a. Every part of the high-sensitivity thermal sensor, from MEMS sensors to ASICs, is developed in-house.
b. Ensures seamless integration and optimal performance.
a. MS Micro-Mirror Structure:
a. Efficient IR radiation detection through a MEMS micro-mirror structure.
3. Silicon Lens Technology:
a. High-performance silicon lens focuses infrared rays onto thermopiles for precise measurements.
4. Proprietary Algorithms:
a. ASIC uses OMRON’s proprietary algorithms for computations.
b. Converts sensor signals into digital I2C outputs for ease of integration.
5. Comprehensive Facility:
a. All components are manufactured in OMRON’s own MEMS facilities.
b. Maintains quality control and consistency in production.
In conclusion, OMRON’s D6T-1A-02 non-contact temperature sensor stands at the forefront of technological innovation, offering a compact design, unmatched accuracy, and versatile applications. Whether in industrial control, medical equipment, or building automation, this sensor’s advanced features make it a standout choice. The incorporation of proprietary MEMS technology, silicon lens technology, and in-house development underscores OMRON’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions in the field of non-contact temperature sensing. Explore the possibilities with the D6T series and elevate your temperature measurement capabilities.