Zilog Releases ZMOTION® Detection Module II Featuring Advanced Sensing Technology



Latest Series of High-Performance Modules Offering
Advanced Motion Detection Capabilities for Faster Product Development Cycles

Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) and a pioneer supplier of microcontrollers (MCUs) providing solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive and consumer markets, today introduces its latest detection and control technology ideally suited for motion detection applications including customer sensing, lighting control and other energy management purposes.

The ZMOTION Detection Module II (ZDM II) provides an integrated and flexible solution for Passive Infrared (PIR)-based motion detection applications. It is an excellent solution for detecting people as they approach entrances, kiosks, product displays, vending machines, appliances and advertising displays. It includes the Z8FS040 MCU and supports a selection of lenses to fit a range of occupancy detection applications. The Z8FS040 MCU ships preprogrammed with motion detection software algorithms that comprise the ZMOTION Engine. These algorithms run in the background while control and status of the Engine is accessed through the software Application Programmer Interface (API). Optimized API settings are provided that match Engine operation to each of the lens and pyroelectric sensor combinations provided.

With this announcement, ZDM II is also available in a reference design which demonstrates how to use the Module and how to implement additional hardware and software functions. This ZDM II reference design offers the following features:

  • Complete board-level motion detection design supporting the following five lens types:
    • NCL-10IL (7 meter wall mount, wide angle) installed
    • NCL-10S (12 meter wall mount, corridor, directional)
    • NCL-9(26) (5 meter wall/ceiling mount, 2:1 diameter-to-height coverage ratio)
    • NCL-3R (ceiling mount, 1.8:1 diameter-to-height coverage ratio)
    • NCL-3B (3 meter wall mount, wide angle)
  • Employs a low-cost RE200B dual-element pyroelectric sensor
  • Low-cost modular design
  • Serial and hardware configuration modes
  • Automatic temperature compensation
  • Standard 8-pin 0.100" header interface         

“Zilog’s ZMOTION Detection Module II solutions offer great choices for lighting and access controls, display systems and general-purpose proximity sensing. It is also an easy way to add energy management capabilities to various applications, such as intelligent appliances. Additionally, Zilog’s ZMOTION Detection Module II Development Kit facilitates quick and easy integration into custom applications. Zilog’s new ZMOTION® products offer our customers dramatic improvements in both sensitivity and stability over today’s traditional designs,” said Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Sales & Marketing.

The ZMOTION® Detection Module II featuring PIR technology is currently in production and now available to ship to customers that place orders through distributors. For more information, visit www.zilog.com.

About Zilog, Inc.

Zilog is a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets. From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, application specific software stacks and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in areas such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit www.ixys.com, and www.zilog.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, features and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

Zilog®, Z8 Encore!™ and  ZMOTION® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zilog, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.

Contact Information

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