Zilog Announces New ZMOTION Occupancy Sensor Reference Design
Zilog®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS) that specializes in application specific microcontroller (MCU) solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive, and consumer markets, introduces its new ZMOTION Occupancy Sensor reference design, expanding its portfolio of motion sensing and control technology products.
Zilog’s ZMOTION Occupancy Sensor reference design demonstrates the use of its ZMOTION MCU (part number Z8FS040BHH20EG) and key IXYS components as a passive infrared (PIR) sensor-based motion detector lighting system that can operate in two modes – occupancy mode and vacancy mode. Both modes can use either PWM or 1–10 V interfaces to control dimmable light ballasts. These ballasts typically drive fluorescent/compact fluorescent (CFL), high intensity discharge (HID), or high power LED lighting.
A 9-position DIP switch enables configuration of parameters such as sensitivity, delay time, dim level, pass through mode, vacancy mode, and occupancy mode. Additional functionality includes ambient light detection, AC power control, and ZMOTION’s advanced Pass Through and Hyper Sense features. A status LED indicator is provided for motion detection and external wiring fault detection. This reference design supports ZMOTION L200 development kit lenses.
“Zilog offers an extensive range of reference designs with the flexibility and features to help accelerate product development and shorten time to market. Several of these designs incorporate World of IXYS components that demonstrate the integration of our solutions to create robust products. Given the increased use of motion detection technology, especially in new IoT products, Zilog’s ZMOTION solutions are well positioned to offer developers greater control in their designs. We often see unique ideas emerging in applications where having this type of motion detection can enhance the capabilities and flexibility of our customer’s designs,” commented Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Marketing.
Zilog makes and markets technology driven products to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power, and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS offers a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control, electrical efficiency, renewable energy, telecommunications, medical devices, electronic displays, and RF power.
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