Integrated solutions for factory sensors
In today’s high-tech factories, industrial sensor systems based on semiconductors play an integral role in processing systems’ precision and reliability. To name a few of them: Position and speed, ToF and RADAR, pressure , CMOS image and current sensors or MEMS microphones. Any factory line may not work without detecting distance, size, shape, composition and surface of an object to be manufactured, and track its movements and motion precisely. In discrete industries as well as in process industries.
Safety areas around Robots depend on reliable sensor information about any labors close by. It is sensor data which makes Cobots interacting with worker and prevent that humans being harmed in action.
Pressure, MEMs and current sensor provide essential information about condition of deployed machinery and enable advanced algorithms to make a statement about state of health respectively predict any necessary maintenance measures to be taken in foreseeable time Current sensors enable monitoring of electric power consumption and trigger measures to have factories becoming more energy efficient. In case of equipment electrically failing due to short circuit they trigger power supply breaking for avoiding factory damage.
What unifies all sensors in the industrial field is their durability in harsh environment of an industrial factory floor. – and the requirement to be small enough for the very limited space on an integrated printed circuit board (PCB) or in a system housing.
An additional challenge to cope with: degradation effects, for instance, in light barriers. XENSIV™ family is Infineon’s broad spectrum of suitable semiconductor sensors r providing response to these challenges.
Infineon’s XENSIV™ sensor family was developed to meet today’s sensing challenges in industrial and many other applications. Building on the company’s in-depth system understanding, it is the broadest portfolio of sensor types on the market, giving customers the widest selection of ready-to-use solutions offering fast time-to-market.
Spanning magnetic sensors, current sensors, pressure sensors, acoustic sensors, 3D image sensors (REAL3™) and radar sensor MMICs, XENSIV™ ensures the perfect fit for all performance and integrity needs – regardless of the industry.
For instance, these sensors allow edge analytics service for processing machinery which combines data pre-processing at the equipment level with advanced analysis of relevant sensor data. Interpretation along models and continuous training may derive accurate digital twins representing dynamic equipment behavior.
Infineon is pleased to use its in-depth knowledge of industrial sensors applications to help develop the right solutions for customer’s system. Another plus: Infineon offers reference designs specifically for industrial sensors. Infineon also joins forces with its ecosystem partners to jointly develop innovative, synergized use cases that give customers a clear market lead in emerging areas such as robotics, building automation and predictive maintenance.
All XENSIV™ sensors are designed for the utmost in reliability. Enhanced design and production standards coupled with extended testing under the harshest conditions are reflected in the field-proven quality of this portfolio. Because of this robustness, customers worldwide can rely on XENSIV™ for system stability, durability and integrity over its entire product lifetime. This is a key success factor for safety-critical applications in manufacturing industries, for instance.