MILPITAS, USA & BIEL, SWITZERLAND: Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corp. and a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded microcontroller (MCU) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for industrial, power management and consumer applications, introduced its new intrusion detection reference design.
The ZMOTION Intrusion Reference Design (ZIRD) demonstrates how to use Zilog’s ZMOTION Intrusion Detection solution in a PIR-based motion detector. It also shows how to implement additional functions such as anti-mask and power supply supervisory features.
The ZMOTION Intrusion Motion Detection solution provides an integrated and flexible solution for Passive Infrared (PIR)-based security/intrusion motion detection applications. It includes the Z8FS021 ZMOTION Intrusion Detection MCU combined with a selection of lenses and pyroelectric sensors to fit a range of intrusion motion detection applications.
The Z8FS021 ZMOTION Intrusion MCU is preprogrammed with motion detection software algorithms that comprise the ZMOTION Engine. These software algorithms run in the background while control and status of the Engine is accessed through the software Application Programmer Interface (API). Optimized API settings are provided that match the Engine operation to each of the lens and pyroelectric sensor combinations provided.
“IXYS and its divisions have been participating in the security industry for decades, especially with our power semiconductors, ICs and Solid State Relays. These new ZMOTION Intrusion Detection products by our Zilog team expand our solutions to smart motion detection capabilities in which intelligent motion sensing is key for security detection. Aside from motion detection for alarm systems, our more sophisticated motion sensing enables several types of security products, motion sensors and CCTV. Add the ability to control IXYS power semiconductors with these ZMOTION MCUs, and it is clear to our customers that they can get an entire solution from IXYS – from the detection to power output load control – as a one stop shop,” commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS.