Silicon Labs showcases human interface innvations at IIC-China(March 4-5)
To help drive the next breakthroughs in smart home, smart metering, human interface and AM/FM radio designs, Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, will showcase its latest embedded mixed-signal and broadcast technologies at the International IC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China, Booth 2C11) in Shenzhen, Mar. 4-5 2010.
Silicon Labs will demonstrate a wide range of innovative embedded technologies and solutions through hands-on demonstrations of touch-sense and touchless human interfaces (HI), embedded wireless connectivity, ultra-low-power microcontrollers and digital AM/FM radio technology. The company also will present a technical seminar, “Proximity Sensing Using Active Infrared Sensors,” on Mar. 4 (2:30-3:20 p.m. in Room 314) and on Mar. 5 (2:30-3:20 p.m. in room 315).
Topic:Proximity Sensing Using Active Infrared Sensors
Presented at IIC by Alan Pang, Silicon Labs
Technical Paper by Alan Sy, Silicon Labs
Abstract:Proximity sensing is continuing to gain ground in consumer electronics products as a way of detecting the presence of a user’s body or a hand. The technology also can be used for motion sensing to detect hand gestures as a user input for a wide variety of devices, such as mobile handsets, computers and other home electronics products.
To help developers understand the design considerations of a motion sensing system, this seminar will consider the differences between infrared (IR) light and visible light and explore how proximity and motion sensing systems can work with a single LED, and how motion sensing can be performed with multiple proximity measurements using multiple LEDs.
Many electronic systems in consumer, industrial and automotive applications will benefit from a touchless method of feedback. IR proximity sensing provides an optimal method of providing feedback for systems that need to detect the presence of objects. Proximity sensing also can be used to detect motion, even hand gestures, in up to three dimensions, enabling sophisticated, intuitive human interfaces for next-generation electronics products.
Try your hand at the following Silicon Labs product and technology demonstrations and easy-to-use design tools at Booth 2C11 at IIC-China:
• Test your skill in conserving precious fuel as you attempt a flawless lunar landing with a creative proximity sensing application demo based on Silicon Labs’ QuickSense™ Si1120 infrared sensors and C8051F800 touch-sense microcontrollers (MCUs). This hands-on demo uses two IrSliderEK touchless slider boards as the controls to the classic 1979 Atari Lunar Lander video arcade game.
• Get your human interface applications up and running quickly with Silicon Labs’ developer-friendly QuickSense Studio. This easy-to-use yet powerful development environment demonstrates how to create buttons, sliders and other HI elements to realize advanced touch-sense and touchless human interfaces.
• Experience the unlimited potential of Silicon Labs’ QuickSense human interface solutions. We offer a wealth of easy-to-use hardware development tools and reference designs to support your next home automation, metering, security and consumer electronics application based on the industry’s lowest power and most responsive proximity sensing and capacitive touch-sense solutions.
• Get up to speed with Wireless M-Bus (EN 13757-4), a new standard for remote reading of water, gas and heat meters. Silicon Labs is showcasing a fully compliant wireless M-Bus stack with network traffic monitor that demonstrates low-power operation, maximum range and optimal frequency tolerance.
• Reduce your embedded system power requirements by using Silicon Labs’ ultra-low-power C8051F91x/0x microcontrollers, the industry’s lowest power MCUs with sleep mode current as low as 10 nanoamps. See how fast and easy it is to develop your next embedded application with our C8051F912DK development kit, simple-to-use ToolStick kits, battery estimator, selector guides and app notes.
• Develop an ultra-low-power transceiver application in hours instead of days with Silicon Labs’ RF-to-USB reference design. This sophisticated embedded wireless demo highlights a multi-node RF network using a single AAA alkaline battery, MCU-based transmitters and RF-to-USB receivers – ideal for a wide range of power-sensitive wireless applications for home automation, security and personal medical devices.
• Check out Silicon Labs’ latest wireless development suite (WDS) software for our EZRadioPRO® wireless products. The new version of our WDS software integrates application examples that highlight the industry-leading performance and low-power capabilities of EZRadioPRO for remote keyless entry (RKE), wireless home security and networking applications.
• Learn how to design an AM/FM radio quickly, easily and economically. This innovative demo based on Silicon Labs’ latest AM/FM receiver technology will show you how to get to market quickly with an easy-to-manufacture, turnkey radio design.
To learn more about Silicon Labs’ broadcast, ultra-low-power MCU, human interface, wireless products and technologies, visit (respectively) http://www.silabs.com/pr/broadcast , www.silabs.com/pr/lowpower , http://www.silabs.com/pr/quicksense and http://www.silabs.com/pr/wireless .