Sensors for IoT applications

Giving human senses to “things” to make our lives more convenient

October 18, 2022

2 Min Read

By Infineon Technologies

Infineon’s broad sensor portfolio in the XENSIV™ family contains ready-to-use solutions to enable a fast time-to-market, reliable functionality and accuracy. They are the perfect fit for applications such as smart homes & smart buildings, smart things, smart factories and smart cars. Our XENSIV™ sensors simplify lives by enabling “things” to “see”, “hear”, “feel” and “smell” and therefore intuitively “understand” their environment.

Giving “things” eyes with radar sensors

Radar offers a host of advantages over passive infrared technology in motion detection applications. These include greater accuracy and more precise measurement of detected objects, paving the way for new capabilities in speed detection and motion sensing. These advanced capabilities enable all sorts of “things” such as robots, cars, smart home devices and even lights to “see” their surroundings and respond dynamically.

Infineon’s REAL3™ image sensor family is the most advanced vision sensing technology in the world today and is already powering the smallest depth-sensing 3D camera modules on the market. The image sensor is based on Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology and creates an accurate 3D map of the environment in front of it, whether that’s a room, faces, hand details or objects in real-time.

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Giving “things” ears with MEMS microphones

Our family of XENSIV™ MEMS microphones are setting a new performance benchmark across many industries. These innovative silicon microphones were designed to extend the benefits of the lowest possible self-noise (high SNR) and distortion to an ever-expanding number of applications.

For consumer applications, our MEMS microphones are designed to capture audio signals with unprecedented precision and quality. On the automotive front, they meet the highest automotive standards and enable the best audio performance in harsh environments.

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Giving “things” a nose with PAS CO2 sensors

The latest XENSIV™ PAS CO2 sensor is an exceptionally small, real CO2 sensor ideal for high-volume smart home and building automation applications such as demand-controlled ventilation systems, air purifiers and thermostats. This disruptive sensor technology enables users to accurately measure and adjust indoor air quality, contributing to the overall well-being, health and productivity of occupants while also optimizing energy efficiency.

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Giving “things” a sense of touch with CAPSENSE™ controllers

With industry-leading CAPSENSE™ capacitive-sensing and MagSense inductive-sensing, Infineon provides sensing solutions that “just work” and deliver the robustness and intelligence that consumer, industrial, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications demand. CAPSENSE™ capacitive-sensing supports applications that require touch buttons, sliders, wheels, trackpads, and touchscreens. It delivers features such as proximity sensing, hover and glove touch, liquid tolerance, and advanced sensing techniques like liquid-level sensing. In addition, CAPSENSE™ provides intelligent algorithms that compensate for environmental and manufacturing variations.

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