Motion, light, temperature and humidity sensors all in one package
August 3, 2018 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the AmbiMate sensor module MS4 series from TE Connectivity (TE), a global leader in connectivity and sensors. Incorporating four core sensors on a single printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, TE’s AmbiMate sensor modules enable easy integration in a variety of host products in building automation, lighting, and smart home applications. AmbiMate sensor modules are pre-engineered and assembled, allowing manufacturers to devote valuable design resources to other important tasks.
TE’s AmbiMate sensor module MS4 series, available from Mouser Electronics, all include sensors for motion, light, temperature, and humidity, while optional additions include sensors for sound, CO2, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The modules offer multiple attachment options to easily integrate the pre-assembled PCB into the host board. The MS4 series sensor modules share a common seven position connection, allowing a single PCB footprint to accommodate every available sensor configuration.
The sensor modules are suitable for building automation applications where environmental data can inform product decisions. For example, engineers can use one or more modules to capture VOC and CO2 concentrations and evaluate air quality. TE’s AmbiMate sensor modules with an integrated microphone can augment motion detection by listening for sound events. A network of modules can detect occupancy, humidity, temperature, and light levels, allowing building controllers to adjust indoor lighting, HVAC equipment, energy management, and other zonal environmental controls.