Tool for evaluating smart sensor systems in smart homes and consumer applications

17-04-2024 | Infineon | Semiconductors

Infineon Technologies has revealed the XENSIV Sensor Shield for Arduino, a versatile tool for evaluating smart sensor systems in smart homes and diverse consumer applications. This innovative shield includes a wide range of sensors from the company's portfolio, along with Sensirion's SHT35 humidity and temperature sensor, which streamlines its capabilities and enhances the design journey of Infineon's customers. This shield enables design engineers to evaluate, prototype and develop sensor-based applications faster by fully using Infineon microcontrollers, wireless connectivity and security chips. As a result, it serves as an outstanding platform for enabling accelerated innovation in sensor-powered solutions.

"We are very pleased to be teaming up with Sensirion, " said Philipp von Schierst├Ądt, EVP and CSO Consumer, Computing and Communication at Infineon. "Together, we can expand our product range and ease the work of application designers."

With the new shield, customers addressing smart home applications such as HVAC will have the opportunity to develop within Infineon's ecosystem and gain access to additional sensors beyond the company's consumer sensor portfolio of microphones, pressure sensors, CO2 and radar sensors.

As a fully integrated development platform, the tool enables seamless hardware interoperability between multiple Infineon MCUs and sensors. The featured sensors include XENSIV 60GHz Radar, PAS CO2, Pressure, PDM Microphones, IMU accelerometer and the Sensirion SHT35 humidity and temperature sensor. The shield seamlessly integrates with Infineon's MCU kits and provides convenient access via an Arduino Uno connector. As part of Infineon's ongoing commitment to deliver comprehensive system solutions, the shield is designed and optimised to work with targeted MCUs in the Infineon lineup, such as PSoC 6, AIROC Bluetooth SoCs and Wi-Fi MCUs.

To accelerate time-to-market and improve the customer experience while working within Infineon's ecosystem, the tool is fully enabled to work with the ModusToolbox software development platform for simplified software integration. ModusToolbox delivers a comprehensive development environment: a unified platform with all tools and resources required for embedded system development. Included code generation and configuration wizards automate repetitive tasks and simplify complex configurations. The ModusToolbox development ecosystem is created to scale with project requirements and adapt to changing needs, providing developers with essential libraries and code examples necessary for rapidly prototyping various applications.

Designers can also leverage the sensors of the tools in ML use cases, utilising Infineon microcontrollers, ModusToolbox and Imagimob Machine Learning together with its wide sensor capabilities and Sensirion's temperature and humidity sensor.

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