Infineon Technologies' Motion Sensing Chip for Game Consoles
The chip maker Infineon Technologies signed license agreement with Ident Technology for low-coast motion-sensing technology for video game console and other consumer electronics. The technology does not require users to move any devices: the electronics will detect gestures and movements itself.
The new chip will also significantly reduce the time for calibration below 100ms. Comparable applications today require a calibration time of more than a second. With this new technology, the sensors are part of the printed circuit board on which the chip is mounted. Therefore no additional steps in the manufacturing process are required.
Our development has the potential to revolutionize the man-machine interface. It can sense and evaluate movement, position and speed at low cost and due to no moving parts will be inherently maintenance-free, says Christian Burrer, senior director in the industry and multi-market segment at Infineon.
Within this partnership, Infineon and Ident are developing a sensor chip that allows recognition and evaluation of movements and gestures that could until now only be detected at considerably greater technical effort and cost.
First evaluation samples will be presented by Infineon in fall 2009.