Gas Sensor Module Promotes Safer Kitchens


Providing reliable and accurate performance, ams offers a new version of its iAQ-Core module, a low-power gas sensor for the detection of steam, odors and fumes in kitchen applications. The iAQ-Core K is the latest member of the ams iAQ-Core family of advanced MEMS gas sensing modules and is supplied in the same small 18 mm x 15 mm package. It is resistant to airborne contamination by water vapor, dirt or grease, and operates reliably when exposed to the high concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and humidity often found in kitchens.


The iAQ-Core K provides measurements of the relative concentration of VOCs and steam to a host controller, and the architecture enables automatic control of fan speed in cooker hoods or in a kitchen’s demand-controlled ventilation system. In either application, the sensor detects rapid changes in humidity and gas composition that are characteristic of cooking processes. The fast response of the module’s new algorithm means cooker hoods or demand-controlled ventilation systems can automatically maintain consistently good indoor air quality in the kitchen, while helping conserve energy by activating ventilation fans only when needed.


The iAQ-Core module’s K variant will be available in December 2018. Unit pricing is $8 each/1,000. For more information, checkout the iAQ-Core datasheet.