Computer/Embedded Technology


SBC for motion detection

26 November 2008 Computer/Embedded Technology

Vending machines and other major appliances featuring energy management capabilities are among the motion detection embedded applications that are being targeted by Zilog’s new ePIR (enhanced passive infrared) motion detection Zdots single board computer (SBC) for home and industrial control solutions.

Aside from allowing energy management capabilities to be added to major appliances, the 25,5 x 16,7 mm board can be integrated into a variety of motion detection embedded solutions including lighting and access controls, display systems and general purpose proximity sensing.

The Zdots SBC includes a PIR sensor and Fresnel lens, and delivers a high performance digital solution at an analog price point. Using PIR sensor technology, it combines the unique features of the Z8 Encore! XP MCU, including Zilog’s sigma-delta technology, with powerful, new motion detection algorithms. The technology is capable of attributes such as left and right motion direction detection and exceeds the current worldwide regulatory 2 GHz radiated immunity EMC standards.

Key features for customising motion detection applications include adjustable sensitivity, delay and ambient light thresholds, sleep mode for low-power applications, dynamic enhanced PIR sensor stabilisation that minimises power-on time and photocell input for ambient light detection. Advanced software-based motion detection algorithms provide high sensitivity and stability.

For more information contact Marian Ledgerwood, Future Electronics, +27 (0)21 421 8292, marian.ledgerwood@futureelectronics.co, www.futureelectronics.com



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