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Cambridge CMOS Sensors Introduces Digital CCS811 Ultra-Low Power Miniature Gas Sensor

Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS), a semiconductor company with industry leading gas sensor solutions to monitor the local environment, today announced the launch of CCS811, the first digital product in its CCS800 product family of ultra-low power miniature gas sensors.

The CCS811 integrates a metal oxide gas sensor with a microcontroller sub-system which enables Indoor Air Quality Monitoring, ease of design, extended battery life and reduced system cost for smartphones, wearables and connected home devices. It is based on CCS’s unique Micro-hotplate technology which enables a highly reliable solution for gas sensors, very fast cycle times and a significant reduction in average power consumption compared with traditional metal oxide gas sensors.

Features and benefits of CCS811 include:

Integrated MCU – Manages sensor drive modes and measurements while detecting VOCs

On-board processing – Provides eCO2 level or TVOC indication with no host intervention

Standard digital interface – Simplifies the hardware and software integration for faster time to market

Optimised low-power modes – Extend battery life in portable applications

2.7 x 4.0mm LGA package – Small form-factor designs

Low component count – Saves up to 60% in PCB footprint

Proven technology platform – Designed for high volume and reliability (>5year lifetime)

Paul Wilson, Product Marketing Director at CCS said, "We are pleased to launch the CCS811, our first digital gas sensor for monitoring the local environment. We offer our customers a family of products primarily addressing the consumer market by bringing air quality monitoring to individuals. By enabling the CCS811 gas sensor to be integrated easily into smartphones, wearables and connected devices, our customers can differentiate their products and empower the individual to control their environment based on reliable measurements of Indoor Air Quality."


The CCS811 is available for sampling now in a 10 lead 2.7 x 4.0mm, 0.6mm pitch LGA package suited for space constrained portable applications. The 10Ku price for CCS811 is $5.82.

Customer evaluation kits are available now for CCS811 with Windows based software for sensor measurements and logging results.

CCS will be attending the MEMS Executive Congress held in the USA, 4 – 6th November 2015, if you wish to speak to CCS representative at this event please email us at [email protected]


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