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Honeywell HumidIcon combination sensors shorten dev time

October 28, 2013

Toni_McConnel-October 28, 2013

Honeywell has launched the new 6000, 7000, 8000, and 9000 Series of the HumidIcon combination digital output relative humidity (RH) and thermal sensor solutions. Primarily targeted for medical, HVAC, and industrial applications, the new sensors offer long-term accuracy, stability, and reliability plus true temperature-compensated digital I2C or SPI output.

The Honeywell HumidIcon sensors shorten manufacturing time by eliminating the need for individual test and calibration as there is no part-to-part variation in accuracy. Long-term stability helps support system uptime by eliminating the need to service or replace the sensor during its application life, and eliminates the need to regularly recalibrate the sensor in the application. Honeywell’s sensor requires only a five-hour rehydration under ambient conditions (>50 %RH).


True temperature-compensated digital I2C or SPI output allows the customer to remove the components associated with signal conditioning from the PCB to free up space and reduce the costs associated with those components (e.g., acquisition, inventory, assembly). This output design often eliminates problems that could occur from having multiple signal conditioning components across the PCB, as well as simplifies integration to the microprocessor, eliminating the need for customer-implemented, complex signal conditioning.

The HumidIcon Series offers customers the ability to choose housing style (SIP 4-Pin or SOIC-8 SMD), filter (hydrophobic filter or no filter), output (I2C or SPI), and packaging (tape and boxed, tape and reel, or samples on tape).

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