Sensirion Inside: industry-leading air conditioners by Sharp
Sensirion: Sharp Corporation, a leading provider of electronic products and air conditioning solutions, has recently launched its innovative R-X series, the industry's only aircon equipped with a CO₂ sensor. With this new feature, customers can breathe clean and healthy air while enjoying a comfortable indoor environment. The company relies on Sensirion's miniature CO₂ sensor for accurate measurements.
As concerns about indoor air quality continue to grow around the world, Sharp's response is a new generation of air conditioners with the exclusive CO2 feature. By integrating Sensirion’s CO₂ sensor into their air conditioners, Sharp is reinforcing its commitment to providing innovative products that improve the quality of life for its customers. The CO2 sensor enables Sharps’ air conditioner to notify users when they need to ventilate, but also to reduce power consumption while ventilation happens and avoid wasting energy.
The miniaturized CO₂ sensor is based on the photoacoustic sensing principle and Sensirion's patented PASens® and CMOSens® technology to provide accurate and reliable measurements. Its small size and SMD compatibility allow for cost-effective integration, making it an ideal choice for customers who want to boost design freedom.
"Our collaboration with Sensirion highlights the importance of partnerships in developing sustainable solutions that meet customers' evolving needs. As concerns about indoor air quality continue to grow, we ensure that our customers have access to the latest technology that improves their quality of life," says Mr. Ohnishi, Engineer Division Manager at Sharp.
In addition to the CO₂ function, Sharp's new air conditioner features its unique Plasmacluster air purification technology, which purifies the air by increasing the ion concentration to 50,000 or more/cm³. The unit has both heating and cooling function, that works with Sharp's original double-opening long panel to optimize the distribution of air during operation. With these features, the air conditioner becomes a key indoor air quality device to help keep the space comfortable.
To keep the air conditioner clean, the R-X series is equipped with a dust block filter that suppresses the ingress of fine dust.