The QuickSense portfolio of
human interface (HI) products includes the Si1102 and Si1120 infrared and
ambient light sensors and the C8051F800 and F700 capacitive touch sense
microcontrollers (MCUs). The combination of Silicon Labs' Si11xx proximity
sensors and touch sense MCUs enables advanced human interfaces incorporating a
wide range of IR-based functions such as touchless switches and sliders
controlled by gestures, proximity detection, motion detection, occupancy/user
sensing and intrusion/tamper detection. Candidates for these HI applications include
portable consumer electronics, large appliances, personal medical devices,
industrial controls, thermostats and security systems. The
QuickSense Si1102/Si1120 proximity and ambient
light sensors are the industry's fastest IR sensing solutions. These
sensors use a patented single-pulse proximity measurement technique that
dramatically reduces system power. They provide extended range under a wide
variety of lighting conditions, enabling developers to use of lower cost, lower
profile LEDs. By pairing QuickSense sensors with F800 MCUs, developers can
design innovative touchless proximity sliders that fundamentally enhance the HI
experience through smart motion sensing. The QuickSense devices are supported
by the QuickSense Studio, an easy-to-use development environment that enables
developers to design human interfaces without creating a single line of code. Silicon
Labs is the first company to offer both IR sensing technology and
high-performance touch-sense MCUs in the same portfolio. The QuickSense portfolio
is breathing new life into infrared sensor applications by enabling intuitive
"touchless" interfaces. Optimized for power
efficiency, the QuickSense Si1102/Si1120 proximity and ambient
light sensors enable touchless human interface sensing with superior
detection range. Based on a patent-pending capacitance-to-digital
converter (CDC), the high-performance F800 MCUs offer the industry's fastest
capacitive touch sense capability. Offering a 40 microsecond acquisition time,
the high-resolution CDC provides highly responsive touch sense functions that
replace mechanical buttons, sliders and wheels.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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