Sensor Benefits

Leadless Technology: Features and Their Benefits

  1. Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) Sensors – No P-N Junctions

    • High temperature capability – Continuous operation at temperatures up to 1000°F (538°C).
    • Insensitive to EMI – Devices with no other, active electronic components will operate in a field of 200 Volts per meter.
    • Insensitive to ESD
  2. Integrated Sensor of Mono-Crystalline Silicon

    • High reliability – Calculated MTBF of three million (3,000,000) hours for the sensor itself.
    • Long term stability – Long term drift less than point one percent (0.1%) per year.
    • No hysteresis
    • High Accuracy – The typical static error band – inclusive of non-linearity, hysteresis and repeatability – of a Kulite pressure sensor is less than point one percent of full scale (0.1%FS).
  3. Leadless Sensors the Elimination of Gold Leads and Associated Mechanical Joints

    • High tolerance to shock and vibration
    • High temperature capability
  4. Miniaturization

    • Small size and low weight – Sensor sizes from .030 x .030 through .1 x .1 inch allow for ultra-miniature packages.
    • Low sensitivity to the effects of vibration and acceleration – The very low mass of these ultra-miniature sensing elements translates into very high natural frequencies. The low mass also renders them mechanically insensitive to shocks and vibrations until these reach very high levels.
    • In addition, Kulite has developed and patented a new sensor which eliminates the effects of extremely high vibration on the output signal of the transducer.