The Rutronik portfolio of sensor ICs focuses on magnetic sensors, particularly those manufactured by Micronas, Infineon, Honeywell and Diodes, optical sensors from key producers such as Vishay, Osram, Omron and Honeywell as well as MEMS sensors from Bosch Sensortec, Bosch Automotive Electronics, STMicroelectronics and Kionix. Solutions for signal processing complete the sensor portfolio. This includes signal conditioning ICs, operational amplifiers, comparators and analogue/digital and digital/analogue converters.
One of the highlights that will be featured on the Rutronik stand is the BNO055 from Bosch Sensortec. As a System in Package (SiP), it combines various sensors and sensor fusion in one package: A 12-bit accelerometer with three degrees of freedom, a triaxial gyroscope with 16-bit resolution and a range of ±2000 degrees per second as well as a triaxial, geomagnetic sensor and a 32-bit microcontroller running the company's own BSX3.0 FusionLib software. At 5.2x3.8x1.1 mm3, it is significantly smaller than comparable discrete or system-on-board solutions. Thanks to the common design of hardware and software, the BNO055 offers high performance combined with low energy consumption; its high degree of integration simplifies system integration, reduces the cost and time required for development, enabling a faster time to market. The BNO055 from Bosch Sensortec is perfect for augmented reality applications, complex computer games, health and fitness applications, indoor navigation and all applications requiring context awareness.
For gesture control, Rutronik will be exhibiting solutions from Vishay, Microchip and Osram. The VCNL4020 proximity sensor / gesture control sensor board from Vishay. It is based on the VCNL4020 proximity and ambient light sensor. With a radiant intensity of typically 80 mW/sr at 200 mA, it allows for the detection of hand gestures up to 25 cm above the sensor board. The MGC3130 from Microchip is the first near-field 3D-tracking and gesture controller. The patented GestIC® technology from Microchip offers highly sensitive detection without blind spots with a range of up to 15 cm. Thin, low-cost electrodes concealed behind the casing are used for the energy-efficient design.
Rutronik sensor specialists will be on hand at the trade fair to advise visitors. The complete Rutronik portfolio can be found at www.rutronik.com/sensors.