A micro-Pirani vacuum sensor with an operating pressure range of more than 5 decades is described. The device is fabricated by applying a low-resolution and potentially low-cost front-side bulk micromachining step to a chip produced with a commercial CMOS technology. Maximization of the thermally coupled surfaces has been obtained by stacking all layers available by default in the CMOS process. This design choice and the integration of a low-noise, low-power readout interface allowed achievement of state-of-art performances with a fabrication approach affordable even to SMEs and small University laboratories.

A Compact CMOS Compatible micro-Pirani Vacuum Sensor with Wide Operating Range and Low Power Consumption

PIOTTO, MASSIMO;DEL CESTA, SIMONE;BRUSCHI, PAOLO
2016

Abstract

A micro-Pirani vacuum sensor with an operating pressure range of more than 5 decades is described. The device is fabricated by applying a low-resolution and potentially low-cost front-side bulk micromachining step to a chip produced with a commercial CMOS technology. Maximization of the thermally coupled surfaces has been obtained by stacking all layers available by default in the CMOS process. This design choice and the integration of a low-noise, low-power readout interface allowed achievement of state-of-art performances with a fabrication approach affordable even to SMEs and small University laboratories.
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