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Bourns Upgrades Line of Humidity Sensors Based on MEMS Technology with New Model Series

Bourns Upgrades Line of Humidity Sensors Based on MEMS Technology with New Model Series

30 March 2021
New humidity sensor series meets advanced sensor needs with fast response time, high accuracy/sensitivity in a small footprint

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 30, 2021 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new model in its line of environmental sensors based on Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) technology. The new BPS240 series offers upgraded features compared to Bourns® BPS230 humidity sensors. The enhanced features include a faster response time of less than one second with digital (I2C) output and higher accuracy with a typical RH accuracy of 2 percent. Bourns' latest humidity sensor model family also deliver reliability in a small size (2.0 x 2.0 x 1.25 mm) footprint.

The Model BPS240 series is designed to meet advanced sensor needs for immediate updates on relative humidity levels in a broad range of industrial automation, energy, building & home control and low/medium-risk medical*** applications. The sensor series also helps meet energy-efficient application requirements with its low voltage operation, reduced current consumption and reliable embedded capacitive technology.

"In addition to the upgraded features we engineered into the new BPS240 series, Bourns is known for our proven history of excellent customer technical support, the time-to-market advantages we can deliver from our comprehensive channel presence, and added product confidence from our quality system certification," said Alain Leon, sensors product line manager at Bourns, Inc.

The new Bourns® Model BPS240 humidity sensor series is available now and is RoHS compliant*. For additional product information, please see:

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, medical (low/medium risk)**, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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*RoHS Directive 2015/863, Mar 31, 2015 and Annex.

**Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice

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