Industry’s Lowest Noise and Lowest Power Barometric Pressure Sensor

  • Industry’s most precise pressure sensor in a 2 x 2 x 0.72 mm package
  • Waterproof to 1.5 m
  • Suitable for smartphones, wearables, drones, and IoT markets


January 9, 2018

TDK Corporation announces the InvenSense ICP-10100, an ultra-low noise and ultra-low power MEMS capacitive barometric pressure sensor. The ICP-10100 achieves the industry’s lowest pressure noise* of 0.4 Pa RMS, attains the industry’s lowest power consumption of 1.3 µA, and ensures excellent temperature stability with a temperature coefficient of ±0.5 Pa/°C.

The capacitive pressure sensor can measure extremely small pressure differences of ±1 Pa, enabling the ICP-10100 to detect altitude changes of less than 5 cm. With a temperature coefficient of ±0.5 Pa/°C, the MEMS capacitive temperature stable pressure sensor can operate over wide temperature ranges and a variety of applications.

The combination of high accuracy, low power, temperature stability, and waterproofing in a small package footprint enables improved activity identification, mobile indoor/outdoor navigation, altitude-hold in drones, and extends battery life of always-on motion sensing applications.

“InvenSense recently released the ICM-20789, the industry’s first 7-axis (3-axis accel, 3-axis gyro, 1-axis pressure) targeting the drone and wearable markets,” said Amir Panush, InvenSense Vice President and General Manager of the Motion and Pressure Business Unit. “The ICP-10100 expands our footprint into additional market segments of consumer electronics, IoT, and mobile – enabling our customers to achieve new use cases not possible with previous technology due to improved motion sensing capabilities.”

InvenSense ICP-10100 is currently available in wide distribution. In addition to the ICP-10100 in a 2 x 2 x 0.72 mm 1.5 m waterproof package, InvenSense is sampling to strategic customers the ICP-101xx pressure sensor family in a 2 x 2.5 x 0.92 mm industry-standard package footprint, and the entire ICP-101xx pressure sensor family will be available in wide distribution in February 2018.  Please visit: or contact InvenSense Sales at

For additional information on ICP-10100 and the entire ICP-101xx family:

  • Download ICP-101xx datasheet
  • Order ICP-10100 samples and evaluation boards
  • Download Application Note: Differential Pressure Sensing using ICP-10100 and ICM-20789 for Altitude-hold in Drones

TDK Corporation and its group companies EPCOS, InvenSense, and TDK-Micronas will be showcasing the ICP-10100 and the ICP-101xx pressure sensor family and additional innovative sensor solutions in Booth 30325, South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES® 2018, January 9-12, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

* Status: January 2018 according to InvenSense market research



Main applications

  • Altitude Control of Drones and Flying Toys
  • Mobile Phones
  • Leisure, Sports, and Fitness Activity Identification
  • Indoor/Outdoor Navigation (dead-reckoning, floor/elevator/step detection)
  • Vertical velocity monitoring
  • Virtual Reality and Gaming Equipment
  • Weather Forecasting


Key features and benefits of ICP-10100 and the ICP-101xx family

  • Ultra-low noise and exceptional relative accuracy: Featuring the industry’s lowest pressure noise of 0.4 Pa RMS and relative accuracy of ±1 Pa, less than 5 cm of altitude, the ICP-101xx enables improved altitude-hold of drones, ability to count stairs in wearable activity monitoring applications, and detection of slight intrusions of security systems
  • Ultra-low power: With the industry’s lowest power consumption of 1.3 µA at 1 Hz output data rate, the ICP-101xx pressure sensor family extends battery life and enables always-on battery powered motion sensing
  • Low temperature coefficient: With an industry-leading temperature coefficient of ±0.5 Pa/°C, the pressure sensor is very stable over a wide range of wide-temperature applications and reduces sensor placement concerns due to heating from nearby components.
  • Industry Standard Package Footprints: The ICP-101xx family is available in both 2 x 2 x 0.72 mm and 2 x 2.5 x 0.92 mm industry-standard footprints, making the ICP-101xx and easy upgrade to higher performance, lower power, and better temperature stability over existing solutions


Key data

Product Packaging Dimensions Media Compatibility Pressure Noise & Accuracy Power Consumption Temperature Coefficient
ICP-101xx 2 x 2 x 0.72 mm

2 x 2.5 x 0.92 mm

IPx8: Waterproof to 1.5 m Noise: 0.4 Pa RMS

Relative Accuracy: ±1Pa

1.3 µA at 1 Hz ODR ±0.5 Pa/°C





About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK’s portfolio includes passive components, such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites and inductors, high-frequency products, and piezo and protection components, as well as sensors and sensor systems and power supplies. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK, EPCOS, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK’s further main product groups include magnetic application products, energy devices, and flash memory application devices. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and automotive, industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2017, TDK posted total sales of USD 10.5 billion and employed about 100,000 people worldwide.


About InvenSense

InvenSense, Inc., a TDK Group company, is a world leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything® targets the consumer electronics and industrial areas with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. InvenSense’s solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables, Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. In May of 2017, InvenSense became part of the MEMS Sensors Business Group within the newly formed Sensor Systems Business Company of TDK Corporation. InvenSense is headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide. For more information, go to and




You can download this text and associated images


Further information on the products can be found under



Contacts for regional media

Region Contact   Phone Mail
Global Mr. David A. ALMOSLINO InvenSense, CA, USA +1 408-501-2278