Cambridge CMOS Sensors wins MEMS crown


Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS), an industry leader in advanced sensor solutions, has been awarded the MEMS Industry Group technical showcase award for the CCS800 product family of ultra-low power miniature gas sensors. This award we presented at the MEMS Executive Congress Europe for emerging applications of MEMS and sensors.


The CCS800 product family boast the smallest chemical gas sensors in the world, and can be used for detecting Ethanol (Alcohol) and hazardous gases such as Carbon Monoxide (CO) and a wide range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring. The unique CMOS based Micro-hotplate technology provides a silicon platform for the CCS800 product family of gas sensors, and offers:

  • Outstanding Miniaturisation – 0.99mm x 2.0mm x 3.0mm  DFN package  as standard
  • Ultra-lower power – >95% reduction in power consumption vs traditional metal oxide gas sensors
  • Cross Sensitivity and Stabilisation – by enabling very fast cycle times, advanced temperature modulation techniques can be used to ensure maximum sensitivity and stability to a target gas, and minimise measurement times.
  • Scalability – Standard CMOS process for high-volume and cost effective production

This enables the use of CCS gas sensors in application areas that have not been physically possible before now, such as smartphones, wearables and IoT devices.

Dr Jess Brown, Sales and Marketing Director at Cambridge CMOS said, "We are delighted to receive this award award for the CCS800 product family which are the world’s smallest and lowest power metal oxide gas sensors. This award is recognition for the magnificent performance of the development teams within CCS, and we look forward to driving exciting new markets for gas sensing with our sensor solutions.”




Founded in 2008, ams Sensors UK Ltd (formerly Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd) is the industry leader in advanced sensor solutions providing sensor technology across multiple global markets.

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