Renesas’ Gas Sensor Helps Safera Smart Cooking Sensing Solution Identify Poor Indoor Air Caused by Soot

TOKYO, Japan, February 18, 2020 – Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a leading global supplier of semiconductor solutions, today announced the ZMOD4410 gas sensor used as a core component in the Safera Sense smart cooking sensing solution. The ZMOD4410 sensor helps Safera Sense determine if volatile organic compound (VOC) and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations in a user’s kitchen air are at unhealthy levels.

Safera selected the Renesas ZMOD4410 gas sensor based on its excellent accuracy, high reliability, and low power consumption, which are ideal for smart cooking applications. In addition to monitoring VOC and CO2, Safera Sense also measures humidity levels and concentrations of airborne particles that are easily inhaled and absorbed by the lungs. Safera Sense is placed above the stove and alerts users to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) conditions by sending an alert to a smartphone and lighting a warning light on the device.

Debra Deininger, Director of Industrial Sensing Products at Renesas Electronics, said: “Cooking generates large amounts of VOCs, CO2, moisture, and suspended particulate matter, which are the main causes of poor indoor air quality in kitchens and entire homes. With our ZMOD4410 gas sensor, Safera Sense smart cooking sensors can warn users of poor air quality conditions, when users can simply open a window or activate a range hood to improve air quality.”

Samuli Lintonen, Director of R&D at Safera, said, “We are very impressed with the ZMOD4410’s excellent performance and Renesas’ excellent technical support. We believe this is one of the key drivers for creating a new generation of home safety and comfort products.”

The ZMOD4410 combines programmability, excellent stability, and high sensitivity for VOC measurement, making it an excellent solution for a wide range of IAQ applications, including smart thermostats, air purifiers, smart HVAC devices, and other smart home devices . The ZMOD4410 utilizes proven metal oxide (MOx) materials, and each sensor is tested for electrical and chemical properties to ensure batch-to-batch consistency, an important advantage for manufacturers with long lead times. ZMOD4410 is also highly resistant to siloxanes, providing excellent reliability in harsh application environments.

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