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June 2016

MAS6512 – Capacitive Sensor Signal Interface IC

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Micro Analog Systems Oy introduces MAS6512, a 16 Bit Capacitive Sensor Signal Interface IC primarily intended for MEMS based pressure sensor modules.


The device uses a ratiometric AD-converter principle employing a delta-sigma conversion technique, giving very good noise performance. Its current consumption is extremely low (1.9 µA) and it can operate at low supply voltage from 1.8 V to 3.6 V which makes it an ideal solution for interfacing a capacitive sensor in power consumption critical portable applications. The resolutionof the ADC is 14-bits. The over sampling ratio (OSR) of the Delta-Sigma converter has five values to choose from for further optimization between conversion accuracy, speed and current consumption. MAS6512 capacitive sensor interface IC can interface both single and dual capacitance sensors. It has internal temperature sensor for temperature measurement and temperature compensation purposes. The MAS6512 communicates via a standard 2-wire I2C and 4-wire SPI bus interface.



  • Single and Differential Capacitive Sensors
  • Sensor Offset and Gain Adjustment
    • Changing Capacitance Range 2pF…30pF
    • Internal Offset Capacitance Matrix 0pF…22pF
    • External Capacitance up to 40pF (or higher using external clock)Resolution 14 bit (OSR=4096, DC=20pF)
  • Internal Clock Oscillator
  • On Chip Temperature Sensor -40°C…+85°C
  • Low Voltage Operation 1.8 V…3.6 V
  • Low Supply Current: 1.9 µA…28 µA
  • Conversion Time 5.8ms…82.6ms (12Hz…173Hz)
  • 16-bit RatiometricDS CDC
    • Internal 256-bit EEPROM Calibration Memory

MAS6512 is available in a QFN-16 4x4x0.75 package as well as tested wafers or dies in waffle pack. For further information and samples please contact Micro Analog Systems Oy.

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MAS6116 evaluation board now available

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Demonstrating the MAS6116 Stereo Digital Volume Control IC

Helsinki, Finland – 02 April 2012

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced the new MAS6116 evaluation board, EB6116AA1.

MAS6116 is a stereo volume control IC for high-end audio systems. The capability to work with signal levels up to +/-18V and the extremely low THD, 0.0002% in balanced configuration, makes it very useful in high performance audio systems where the volume is controlled in the analog domain for best performance.

With the MAS6116 evaluation board it’s possible to evaluate the MAS6116 digital potentiometer with either balanced mono or single ended stereo signals. It has the facilities to be controlled either via USB by a program under Linux, Windows or OS X, or via controls on the board itself.


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Time Signal Receiver Module

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Helsinki, Finland – 13 January 2012

Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced the availability of the EB6180B1COB module for Time Code Reception (RCC).

The new tiny time signal receiver module comprises of a ferrite antenna and a small PCB that includes a MAS6180B1 AM receiver IC accompanied with necessary filter crystal and capacitor components.MAS6180COB

The MAS6180B1 AM receiver IC converts the time code signal into series of digital pulses which can be directly processed by an appropriate digital circuitry such as micro controller unit (MCU). From the signal both time, date and daylight saving information can be retrieved. The use of a ready made module gives our customers a cost effective solution with an optimized RF design. The included tuned ferrite antenna increases the value of this module even further.

Different versions are available for the 77.5 kHz German DCF77 time signal and the 60 kHz US WWVB, British MSF and Japanese JJY60.



  • Small size, 21.4 x 25.0 mm
  • 60×10 or 100×10 mm ferrite antenna
  • Low operating voltage, 1.1V – 3.6V
  • Low current consumption
    • Typ 42uA during reception
  • High sensitivity
    • Typ 25 uV/m





The EB6180B1COB modules are available with an MOQ of 100 modules. Other antenna sizes can be arranged. For further information and samples please contact Micro Analog Systems Oy.

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MAS opens a sales office in Hong Kong

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Micro Analog Systems Oy today announced the opening of a sales office, Micro Analog Systems Ltd. in Hong Kong. The sales office will support customers in the Hong Kong and China markets. The new company has already appointed Mr. Ricky Law as Marketing Director, Ricky will bring with him more than 12 years of experience from the semiconductor market and has a thorough knowledge about the MAS high performance analog semiconductors. MAS HK Ltd. Will have a local stock for all the MAS products to ensure fast and reliable deliveries to customers. MAS HK Ltd will also employ local sales engineers to give technical support for customers in China. MAS – High performance analog semiconductors Founded in 1984, Micro Analog Systems Oy is a privately owned fabless semiconductor house located in Helsinki, Finland. MAS supplies Application Specific Standard Parts and ASICs for a worldwide customer base. MAS current standard product portfolio consists of time signal receiver ICs, crystal oscillator ICs and AD converters for sensor applications as well as of other high performance analog ICs.