First Sensor AG of Berlin at COMPAMED 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

First Sensor AG

Peter-Behrens-Str. 15, 12459 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 63992399
Fax +49 30 63992333

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COMPAMED 2017 hall map (Hall 8a): stand L14

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COMPAMED 2017 fairground map: Hall 8a

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Electrical and electronic components
  • 02.29  Sensors
  • 02  Electrical and electronic components
  • 02.30  Pressure sensors

Pressure sensors

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.02  Manufacturing equipment
  • 10.02.06  Pressure transmitters

Pressure transmitters

  • 13  Services
  • 13.01  Design, Research and Development Services
  • 13.01.13  Microtechnology

Our products

Product category: Sensors

Custom production of highly accurate MEMS inertial sensors

First Sensor announces the successful qualification of its highly accurate capacitive silicon inertial sensors for the measurement of inclination, acceleration and vibration together with the start of serial production in April, 2017. The sensors consist of a silicon sensor element manufactured according to patented micromechanical technology (HARMS, AIM) combined with ASIC signal processing in a hermetically sealed SMD housing. Depending on the bandwidth, the inertial sensors reach resolutions of 10 μg or 0.0005° (2 arcsec) and can be adapted both mechanically and electrically to the respective customer application. In addition, evaluation kits are available for easy and fast testing and configuration of the sensors.

First Sensors highly accurate inertial sensors feature superior performance characteristics and an excellent price/performance ratio compared to existing devices on the market. The single crystal silicon microstructures with high aspect ratios (HARMS) ensure ultra-low cross axis sensitivities, large signal-to-noise ratios and excellent stability over temperature. Further, the patented highly flexible AIM (Air gap Insulated Microstructures) technology minimizes parasitic capacitances by isolating the components with an air gap. The inclinometers offer measurement ranges of ±30° and achieve noise densities smaller 0.0004 °/√Hz and resolutions smaller 0.0015° at 10 Hz measuring frequency. First Sensor’s accelerometers with measurement ranges of ±3 g, ±8 g and ±15 g achieve noise densities smaller 30 µg/√Hz and resolutions smaller 40 µg to 95 µg at 10 Hz measuring frequency.

Important features of the MEMS inertial sensors:patented MEMS micromechanical technology (HARMS, AIM)
configurable ASIC signal processing with digital output signal
large signal-to-noise ratios with resolutions of 10 μg or 0.0005°
highly customizable to fit individual application requirements
First Sensors new high precision inclinometers and accelerometers can be used in industry and aviation as well as building and medical technology. Typical applications include geoengineering, condition monitoring, inertial navigation systems, robotics, alignment and leveling.

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Product category: Microtechnology

Solution Services from First Sensor allow for competitive advantages

First Sensor offers Solution Services for the development and manufacture of custom sensors, modules, complex systems and power electronics. As a solution provider the company offers complete development and manufacturing services from the initial idea to serial production. Solution Services from First Sensor allow OEM device manufacturers to shorten their design cycle, save development costs and achieve competitive advantages as well as fast innovations to the market.

In the area of Integrated Manufacturing Services (IMS) First Sensor offers state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5. From thick-film technology to the processing of bare dice and mounting of active or passive electronic components up to the encapsulation and sealing in hermetic housings all modular technology steps will be optimized to enable a cost efficient production process. Further, First Sensor performs custom and application specific calibrations as well as test procedures such as design margin testing, screening and qualification according to industrial standards. The company has many years of application experience from development projects in the medical, industrial, aerospace and automotive market. From custom specific development up to serial production all processes at First Sensor are subject to different quality management systems certified according to e.g. EN ISO 13485 (medical device standard), ISO/TS 16949 (automotive industry) or EN 9100 (aerospace standard).

Custom sensors and complex systems from First Sensor are successfully used e.g. in medical ventilators, camera systems, computed tomography systems, driver assistance systems, LIDAR systems, baggage scanners and space probes. Application fields of power electronics include, among others, actuators for aerospace and safety engineering.

First Sensor is the right partner for OEM device manufacturers when their own development and production capacities are not sufficient, cost and technology risks should be limited or they decide to concentrate on their core tasks.

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About us

Company details

First Sensor is one of the world's leading suppliers in the field of sensor systems for the medical market. Our company develops and manufactures both standardized and tailor-made sensor solutions for the detection of light, radiation, pressure, flow, level and acceleration. The company produces in-house and along the value-added chain from component to system level. With certification according to EN ISO 13485 we comply with the high requirements for medical products.

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Company data

Sales volume

100-199 Mio US $

Number of employees


Area of business
  • Electrical and electronic components
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Manufacturing Services