ams announces integrated sensor module
Unterpremstaetten, Austria 20 July, 2015, ams AG SIX: AMS, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, launched today a new series of advanced optical sensing modules, the TMx4903, integrating multiple functions including universal remote control, barcode emulation, RGB color sensing, proximity and 3D gesture detection in a low-profile 5.0×2.0x1.0mm package.
The high level of integration in the TMx4903 modules reduce board space requirements and lowers bill of material BOM cost while delivering exciting new capabilities required by today’s smartphones. By integrating multiple optical sensing functions, and an IR LED in a module, the TMx4903 devices help to simplify smartphone board layouts giving greater flexibility to system designers. The low-profile package also helps designers to meet consumer demand for sleeker, slimmer and more aesthetically plea-sing smartphone designs.The module variants in the series, the TMD4903 and TMG4903, perform accurate color and proximity sensing, and integrate an IRBeam IR pattern generator. The IR pattern generator emits remote control beam patterns for any standards-compliant consumer product. The URC capability is also compatible with the Android™ Consumer. IR programming interface for remote-control applications on smartphones. Mobeam™ 1D barcode emulation for use at retail point-of-sale POS terminals is also supported.