May 2, 2012 -- Zilog, Inc. has introduced a motion-sensing and control technology ideal for occupancy-detection applications, including customer sensing, lighting control, and other energy-management applications.
The Zilog ZMOTION MCU features advanced occupancy-sensing technology that combines a high-performance MCU with embedded software specifically designed for products based on passive infrared (PIR) motion detection. Zilog's ZMOTION detection and control product family is a series of MCUs with embedded motion-detection algorithms that can be combined with a wide selection of lenses and PIR sensors to meet a wide range of applications.
The ZMOTION MCU ships with built-in software-based motion-detection algorithms. These motion-detection algorithms comprise the PIR engine and run in the background of the MCU, while control and status of the engine is accessed through a software application programming interface (API). These APIs allow users to create their own application-specific software while taking advantage of the PIR technology thereby providing a dramatic improvement in both sensitivity and stability over traditional motion-detection designs.
Zilog's PIR technology is also scalable to many market segments including lighting control — for which it is especially suited — and to solar-powered, off-grid, motion-activated LED lighting as well as HVAC control based on occupancy, access control (doors and gates), escalators, vending machines, displays, proximity activation, power management, occupancy sensing, and many additional applications.
Zilog's 20-pin ZMOTION occupancy detection and control product is paired with a new development kit that makes for quick and easy integration into custom-designed applications.
The ZMOTION 20-pin microcontroller featuring PIR technology is currently in production and is now available to ship to customers that place orders through Zilog's representatives and distributors.
Go to the Zilog, Inc. website to find additional information.