Posted On October 3, 2019 By In Ewave, Sensors and Wireless, TDK InvenSense And 467 Views

TDK InvenSense Introduces Chirp Series of Products The World’s First MEMS Ultrasonic Time-Of-Flight Sensors

TDK InvenSense

TDK InvenSense Introduces Chirp Series of Products
The World’s First MEMS Ultrasonic Time-Of-Flight Sensors

 
Ultrasonic sensors offer the best performance for range finding applications
 
TDK InvenSense is proud to introduce the world’s first MEMS Ultrasonic time of flight sensors, the MOD-CH101-03-01. Known as the Chirp Series of products, the MOD-CH101-03-01 is the first release in a soon to be released family of products that is an extremely low power, ultrasonic 3D-sensing solution to empower numerous consumer electronics, smart home, and industrial automation devices.
Chirp Series
Chirp Series Design Kit Datasheet
MOD-CH101-03-01 DK-CH101-01 Download
 
Chirp offers an easy-to-use ultrasonic software library (USL) that provides 2D and 3D position tracking using Chirp’s proprietary hardware. The ultrawide field-of-view means that the ultrasound-based systems do not suffer from occlusion problems that plague optical tracking systems. The library provides fast update rates using a low-cost sensor hub. Application-specific solutions for wearable and VR/AR/gaming products are available today.

Chirp’s ultrasonic sensing solution provides millimeter-accurate range information. Unlike optical solutions, ultrasonic range finding works in any lighting conditions, including full sunlight, and can detect any color and materials, including optically transparent targets like glass windows. Solutions available today for mobile, robotics, and home automation.

The design kit, DK-CH101-01 contains the Chirp chip and is ready for immediate evaluation and testing. These products are scheduled to be released in October and orders can be placed in advanced. Click here to contact your local Component Distributors, Inc. office for more information or click here to submit a technical inquiry.

 
Advantages Over Typical IR Devices Include:
Power consumption Up to 500 times lower power consumption
Sensitivity to lighting Range and accuracy not affected by ambient light or sunlight
Detect dark or transparent objects Sense any color target and windows, mirrors
Range noise Up to 100 times lower noise
Field-of-view (FoV) Up to 5 times wider
 
Applications:
• Automotive • Automated Guided Vehicles
• Robotics • Communication Devices
• Consumer Electronics • Consumer Robots
• Drones • Smart Home
 
TDK InvenSense
InvenSense, Inc, a TDK Group Company: InvenSense is part of the Sensor System Business Company within TDK and is the industry leader in MEMS Motion, Audio, and Pressure Solutions for the consumer, industrial, automotive, and IoT market segments. With a very robust portfolio of MEMS 3/6/7/9 axis motion sensors, accompanied by the highest performing MEMS audio microphones, and pressure sensors – TDK continues to push the boundaries of performance and quality; setting new standards of innovation across multiple industries.
 
About Component Distributors Inc.
Component Distributors, Inc. (CDI) is a value-added distributor of high-performance LED, Power, RF & Microwave, Wireless and Sensor component technologies. CDI distributes globally and provides local application support and customer service across the Americas. CDI delivers cutting edge power electronics by wrapping application support, development tools and design services around high-performance products from industry leading manufacturers.
 
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