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Common Applications of Differential Pressure Sensor MPXV5010DP

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Differential Pressure Sensor has a wide range of applications in the industries like detection of the leakage in a system. It allows the user to compare the pressure difference in a system of two pressure measurements. SB Components did their research and development in the pressure sensors which made them come with the Differential Pressure Breakout with the powerful NXP’s MPXV5010DP sensor.

Overview of Differential Pressure Breakout

SB Components designed the Differential Pressure Breakout to work as a device that can give a comparison between the two points. It is integrated with the MPXV5010DP Pressure Sensor that makes the measurements fast, stable, and genuine. It is built to cover the pressure range of 0-10kPa which makes it suitable for a high-pressure sensing region or application. The sensor of the product has an integrated Pressure Sensor On-Chip Signal Conditioned which provides accurate data to the user. The sensor has taken care of the temperature compensation that guards the product against any undesired influence of the temperature.

Technology of Differential Pressure Breakout

SB Components designed the Differential Pressure Breakout to work on the accuracy of  ± 5.0% Maximum Error over 0° to 85°C. It consists of the NXP’s MPXV5010DP that works in the temperature range between 0º and 85ºC. The technological approach of the Differential Pressure Breakout is, a user needs to allow the flow of the subject from a high-pressure area to a low-pressure area, through the Differential Pressure breakout. There is a requirement of the two embedded temperature sensors in the system that would tell the heat flux of the subject and those two sensors will then determine the flow rate of the subject. If a user gets the flow rate of the subject then differential pressure can be determined by the programming into the device.

Specifications of Differential Pressure Breakout

  • Operating Pressure – 1.45 psi
  • Port Type – Dual Radial Barbed
  • Port Size – 4.93 mm
  • Interface-SPI/Analog Interface
  • Measurement range- 0 to 10 kPa
  • MPXV5010DP pressure sensor
  • Temperature range between 0º and 85ºC
  • Maximum error rate of  ±5.0%.
  • Durable Epoxy Unibody
  • Temperature Compensated over -40ºC to +125ºC


Differential Pressure Breakout has a variety of usage in numerous applications because of the NXP’s MPXV5010DP powerful sensor and the components. In this Blog, Come across the enhancement in the technology of Differential Pressure breakout that has been done by SB Components. It made the Differential Pressure Breakout more efficient with stable and reliable features. There are the following applications of the Differential Pressure Breakout

  • Respiratory System – Ventilators are one of the devices in which there could be the requirement of the Differential Pressure Breakout. There are different requirements of the Air or mixture of gases (like oxygen) as per the different patients or the conditions of them. We breathe out air usually on our own but if there is a problem in this process then the ventilator comes as a solution to do the same process for a person. A user can integrate the Differential Pressure Breakout with the Ventilators that would enhance the efficiency of the Ventilators. It would help a user to automate the requirement of oxygen for the patients, in the health-care industry, with the embedded Differential Pressure Breakout with the Ventilator. The ventilator has a broad usage in the hospitals and with the usage of the Differential Pressure Breakout, a user can build an advanced ventilator at a cost-effective price.
  • HVAC System – A lot of people are using the HVAC systems in their premises to automate the flow of air efficiently. HVAC is the acronym of Heating, Ventilation, and air conditioning that provide comfort at affordable prices. Differential Pressure Breakout can combine with the HVAC systems that allow the user to make the system automatic. Differential Pressure Breakout will read the environmental data then pass it to the microprocessor/microcontroller to actuate as per the data.
  • Flow sensing – Differential Pressure Breakout can also be used to find the flow of the liquid or gas. In this process, a user needs to put together the Digital Pressure Breakout and venturi effect to measure the flow. Venturi Effect is the decrement of the pressure of the fluid when the fluid goes through a constricted section of the pipe. In this process of measurement, the Differential Pressure Breakout is connected with the two segments of the Venturi tube that has a different aperture. The pressure difference of segments of the Venturi tube can be measured by the Differential Pressure Breakout and from that pressure difference flow rate of the fluid can be calculated.
  •  Altitude Sensing – A user can utilize the Differential Pressure Breakout as an altitude sensing device. Rockets, satellites, airplanes, etc need the data of the height from the sea level. In this process, the difference of the pressure in the altitude helps the user to find the altitude. One can find the height with the following relationships

h = {1 – (P1/P2)0.190284 } X 145366.45 ft

  • Level Sensing – Fluid level is directly proportional to the pressure because of which Differential Pressure Breakout can cover this section of the application efficiently. This way a user can find the depth of the submerged body in the fluid or level of the water in the tank. If one wants to program the microprocessor/ microcontroller for the measurement of the pressure then they can use the following equation

P = ρgh

  • Process control – In the industry, there is a requirement for a device that can sense the pressure difference so that machines can perform their task in a better manner. Numerous tasks can be achieved by the Differential Pressure Breakout like liquid pressure management, industrial process control, packaging, etc.

Key Features

  • MPXV5010DP IC has an analog output
  • Temperature Compensated over -40 to +125C
  • Onboard 22-bit ADC
  • Durable Epoxy Unibody
  • Thermoplastic (PPS) Surface Mount Package
Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.