IXYS Corporation : Zilog Releases New ZMOTION™ 20-Pin Occupancy Detection MCU With Advanced Embedded Sensing Technology
05/03/2012| 08:35am US/Eastern
Advanced Occupancy Detection for security and energy efficiency
Zilog®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation
(NASDAQ:IXYS) and a pioneer supplier of application-specific, embedded
microcontroller (MCU) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial,
telecommunications, automotive and consumer markets, today introduced
its latest motion sensing and control technology ideal for occupancy
detection applications, including customer sensing, lighting control,
and other energy management applications.
Zilog's ZMOTION™ MCU features advanced occupancy
sensing technology that combines a high-performance MCU with unique
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. Our new ZMOTION product
offers our customers dramatic improvements in both sensitivity and
stability over traditional designs. Within the world of IXYS power
management semiconductors, this MCU offers digital control solutions
that reduce energy consumption in facilities, and it does it based on
the occupancy of the room. Furthermore, occupancy sensing is key to the
security and safety industry as it applies to factories, commercial
sites, automotive applications, and homes. Zilog is well known for the
proven history of its rugged cores. Because they are easy to program, we
provide a solution with a quick time to market for our customers," said
Steve Darrough, Zilog's VP of Worldwide Marketing.
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. 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 our websites at http://www.ixys.com,
About IXYS Corporation
IXYS Corporation 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.
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, 2011. 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
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owners in the United States and other countries.
Steve Darrough, 408-644-6534
VP of Marketing
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