Sensors

Monitor uses Sensirion humidity and temperature sensor

6th October 2017
Lanna Cooper

Manufacturer Elgato is using Sensirion’s humidity and temperature sensor SHTC1 in its critically acclaimed Eve Degree monitoring system. The humidity sensor SHTC1 has been designed to overcome conventional limits for size, power consumption and price performance ratio in order to fulfill the requirements of the consumer electronics market and products like Elgato’s latest temperature and humidity monitor.

By using Sensirion’s CMOSens technology, the SHTC1 offers a complete sensor system on a single chip, consisting of a capacitive humidity sensor, a band-gap temperature sensor, analogue and digital signal processing, A/D converter, calibration data memory and a digital communication interface supporting I2C fast mode. The ultra small, 2x2x0.75mm3 DFN package enables applications to be placed in even the most limited of spaces.

The sensor covers a humidity measurement range of 0-100% RH and a temperature measurement range of -30 to 100°C with a typical accuracy of ±3% RH and ±0.3°C.

Elgato’s Eve Degree is a temperature and humidity monitor with a design and feature set, including Sensirion’s sensor technology, native support for Apple HomeKit and a large LCD display in a stunning anodised aluminum body. While adding a touch of elegance to any room and even your outdoor domain, Eve Degree delivers insights about temperature and humidity right to the iPhone or iPad.

The Eve app stores and visualises current and past climate data through eye-opening graphs that facilitate precise climate monitoring, which is especially beneficial to functional spaces such as greenhouses or wine cellars. What’s more, thanks to the low consumption of Sensirion’s sensor and Bluetooth technology, power is derived from a long lasting, replaceable battery. Direct communication with the iOS device eliminates the need for a bridge or gateway.

“With the energy efficiency and best-in-class accuracy of Sensirion’s SHTC1, the new Eve Degree delivers outstanding battery lifetime and precision,” said Dr. Markus Fest, General Manager of Elgato. “Combined with the strengths of HomeKit and the Eve app, Eve Degree is the best thermometer for the iPhone you can get today.” 

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