Elektroniknet.de met with the IDT team at the 2016 Sensor+Test Show to discuss mobile & automotive Sensors. This video has been reproduced with the kind permission of Elektroniknet.de.
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So we are showcasing IDT's breadth of product portfolio, from standard products, going into all sorts of industrial automotive or consumer applications, going into ASICs for automotive for very high volume, specific automotive products, whether it's in pressure or in flow sensing, and then all the way to complete sensors in the consumer side. So things like a mobile sensing, going into smartphone applications.
So we are showcasing a really wide range of product portfolio from standard to ASICs, to complete sensors. Yes, we have many types of what we call “hero” products, but let me showcase one here, which is our mobile sensing technology. This is particularly important because air quality and environmental, contextual awareness is becoming very important in the smartphones.
So the ability to detect, for instance, UVA versus UVB light rays, this could be a health thing or it could be a convenience thing. And so now your phone becomes this device that actually acts as a health or secure device that provides you with better environmental context. The same thing, we could detect, for instance, particular gases or particles in the air, things like formaldehyde or things like toluene, which is a toxic gas, or maybe just detecting acetone level, which can be used for breath alcohol content or early detection of diseases related to acetone content.
And then on top of that, we actually have what we call a thermopile, which can detect ambient temperature, as well as object or body temperature. So now you don't need to walk around with an ear thermometer or a thermometer. You can just use your smartphone to detect the temperature of a fruit or of a steak or just your body temperature.
Sailesh: IDT has been working with folks in the automotive applications area for things such as memory interface products, for things around sensing and power management for automotive entertainment systems. With the ZMDI acquisition, we now get an opportunity to get into the sensing play overall, and it provides us with a much better capability and a broader portfolio to address a wide market in the automotive applications space, not only for the infotainment, but also for things such as the motor controllers and so on, that we didn't have access to before.