June 1, 2018 Craig Nyssen News Comments Off

Pressure sensors are used every day by everyday people such as yourself, whether at home monitoring your blood pressure to see just how much stress your under or in-line monitoring process or system pressures enabling different industries to run efficiently. Such industries include automotive, aerospace and defense, chemical and processing, industrial & commercial transportation, medical, mining, oil and gas and test and measurement.

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What is a pressure sensor?

A pressure sensor is a device that senses pressure and converts it into an electric signal where the amount depends upon the pressure applied. TE Connectivity (TE) designs and manufactures pressure sensors ranging from the sensing element to system packaging for harsh environments. Applied Measurement Australia Pty Ltd distributes a variety of both standard and custom pressure sensors from TE Connectivity. These range from board level components to fully amplified and packaged transducers. Based on piezoresistive Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and silicon strain gauge (Microfused, Krystal Bond) technology, TE Connectivity’s pressure sensors measure everything from inches of water column (<5 mbar) to 100K psi (7K bar). Sophisticated design and advanced manufacturing techniques create reliable, cost-effective solutions for medical, HVACR, off-road, heavy equipment, hazardous locations, and general industrial applications.

TE Connectivity manufacture one of the world’s lowest power and smallest package pressure sensors for altimeter/NAV applications. Their pressure sensors are signal conditioned, calibrated over temperature and include digital or analog outputs. Other examples include:


A board mount pressure sensor is typically mounted on a printed circuit board and used to measure the pressure of gases or liquids. TE Connectivity (TE) offers digital and analog PCB mountable pressure sensors available for various applications and industries with standard designs or custom packages.


Features include:

  • Small size and low weight
  • mV, amplified analog, or digital outputs
  • Digital I²C and SPI formats supported
  • Supply voltages from 1.5 to 5.0 VDC
  • Uncompensated or compensated
  • MEMS-based sense element
  • Through-hole or surface mount
  • Ideal for dry, non-corrosive gases
  • Gel-coated versions for harsh environments
  • Various configurations available with


A media isolated pressure sensor measures gauge, differential or absolute pressure by isolating a silicon strain gage chip in air-evacuated oil with a stainless steel, titanium, or nickel alloy diaphragm. TE Connectivity (TE) manufactures media isolated pressure sensors for a variety of applications. Mechanically, these sensors are available with various process connections, diameters, and materials. Sensors can be configured in various pressure ranges as well as gage, vacuum gage, absolute, and differential pressure.


Features include:

  • Oil-filled stainless steel pressure sensors suitable for use with liquids or gases
  • Amplified ratiometric output signals available for simplified integration and increased performance over temperature
  • Digital output protocols available include I2C or SPI interfaces
  • Sensors available in Gage, Absolute, Differential, Sealed Gage, and Vacuum Gage
  • Threaded, flush mount, weldable and O-Ring mount process connections available


TE Connectivity (TE) provides advanced design and manufacturing of pressure transducers and transmitters for applications across Test and Measurement, Automotive, Medical, and more. We offer various materials, outputs, sensor technologies, and third-party approvals to meet various customer needs for measuring liquid or gas pressure.

Features include:TE-Connectivity-Pressure

  • Pressures from 1 to 100,000 PSI
  • Analog and digital output signals
  • Standard configurations or custom designs
  • Approvals for various hazardous locations
  • Compatibility with a wide range of liquids and gases
  • Measurements in gage, sealed gage, absolute, differential, and compound pressure types
  • Miniature designs
  • Submersible pressure transducers in stainless steel or PTFE/PVDF
  • Wireless configurations (M5600 / U5600)
  • Pressure transducer with display (M5800)