Our patented CMOS MEMS technology enables sensor miniaturisation, significantly lower power consumption, ultra-fast response times, embedded intelligence, and consumer volume production at highly competitive costs.
Cambridge CMOS Sensors are a leading supplier of CMOS MEMS Micro-Hotplates and Infrared Sources, designed specifically for high performance, high stability gas and materials sensing, as well as other applications. Our Micro-Hotplates provide the key technology platform for chemical resistive, and catalytic, gas sensors. The Infrared Sources are used in a range of applications, including Non-Dispersive Infrared (NDIR) gas sensing and spectroscopy applications, and Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) sensors for analysis of liquids and solids.
The unique CMOS MEMS technology, which forms the basis of all our products, enables a new generation of miniature sensors and applications, in emerging sensor markets such as Consumer and Home Healthcare, as well as offering unique differentiation in established markets such as Automotive, Industrial and Domestic.
CleanTech champion Cambridge CMOS Sensors is seeing increasing sales of its gas-sensing microsystems and is on the cusp of more major contracts. Gas-sensing technology has a broad range of applications, including domestic gas detectors, industrial safety, explosive detection, medical diagnostics and environmental monitoring. The technology allows gas sensors to be produced in higher volume and at lower cost than current state of the art products. The devices can be heated from room temperature to 700°C in a fraction of a second and have the ultra-low power consumption suitable for battery operated devices. Wireless company CCS won the Startup Company of the Year prize. As exclusively revealed by Business Weekly earlier today, it also raised £4.5m new cash to assist the push towards commercial rollout. Mobile data is exploding. Existing mobile infrastructure is being overwhelmed by demand. Dense deployments of metro-area small cells are widely accepted as a solution to this problem but the critical element missing is cost effective backhaul. CCS has solved the small cell backhaul problem by developing a unique, small footprint, high-performance, flexible and self-organising microwave backhaul system. It utilises cheap and plentiful licensed spectrum which requires minimal regulator interaction.
Cambridge CMOS Sensors (CCS) has joined seven other partners both from industries and research institutions to develop innovative high-temperature gas sensors. As part of the project – calledSmart Silicon-on-Insulator Sensing Systems Operating at High Temperature (SOI-HITS) – the partners will develop sensors with built-in electronic interfaces designed to work in harsh high-temperature environments. The current operating limit of a conventional sensor is 125 degrees Celsius and the consortium will develop sensors with the ability to function in temperatures up to 225 degrees Celsius.
CCS will be involved in design and fabrication of micro-hotplate devices which will be used a platform for to delveop gas and other sensors within the project.
Following partners are involved in the project: Microsemi, Cambridge CMOS Sensors, University of Cambridge, Honeywel Romania, Cissoid, IREC, Université Catholique de Louvain, and Warwick University. The European Union’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7 ICT) is funding the majority of the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of August 2014.