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What you’ll learn
- Why smart sensors simplify system design.
- What is XENSIV?
Sensors are used everywhere these days, from cars to consumer products to smart factories. Many companies specialize in one area like radar or CO2 sensors. Infineon is one of those companies that targets a wide range of sensors with its XENSIV family (Fig. 1).
I talked with Infineon’s Kim Lee, Sensor Director of Systems Applications Engineering for Sensors, Solutions and IoT, about the XENSIV family of sensors. The family encompasses 3D range technologies like optical time-of-flight (ToF) sensors and radar sensors for automotive, industrial, and consumer applications. The company also offers MEM microphones that share technology with their pressure sensors. The family rounds out with CO2, current, and magnetic sensors.
The sensors are also digital in nature, providing developers with easy-to-interface serial ports as well as more intelligent, on-chip/module support so that the sensors do more than just provide raw analog data.
The microphones and pressure sensors utilize MEMS to provide very accurate results to the point where the pressure sensors can track vertical movement for consumer fitness applications (Fig. 2). The DPS368 is able to track individual steps. It has a fast response time and a resolution of 0.002 hPa.
Multiple radar sensor solutions have different range and power requirements. These are tuned to different applications spaces, such as consumer and industrial, which come with different requirements than the automotive space, although the former can be used in automotive design for in-cabin sensing.
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