The Internet of Things (IoT) makes our house a smart home: effectively an interconnected living area where machines, too, interact with each other. Due to this tight network of and communication between electronic devices via sensors, a house “learns” how best to work according to the requirements of its occupants. For example, it controls and monitors the power consumption, household appliances, heating and ventilation, etc. This smart control increases the quality of life and living significantly, and leads to a more efficient use of energy.
Consumer Electronics & Smart Home
- Smart Thermostats
- IP/Security Cameras
- Environmental Hubs
Smart control is based on the measurement of ambient parameters such as humidity, temperature, and air quality. Often, however, the electronic devices distort the measurement through their own heat or gas emissions so that even correct data acquisition becomes a major challenge. A customized implementation of the sensors in the respective application is crucial to obtaining precise and realistic results.
Thanks to our many years of experience in sensor technology and software development, we are the only company to offer holistic solutions for applications in the areas of IoT, consumer electronics and smart homes – from the implementation of the sensors to industrialization support. This makes us a valuable partner who can support you in all matters relating to a more comfortable life at home.
Mobile Phones and Wearables
- Mobile Phones
Sensirion brought environmental sensing to the field of consumer electronics. By using our proven sensor solutions we help manufacturers of mobile devices and wearables to make their applications smarter and create new ones that offer customers added value. Our sensors enable a whole range of new applications in the areas of comfort and indoor air quality.
Mobile and wearable devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home systems impact increasingly on every aspect of our lives. Thanks to its unique expertise in environmental sensing and collaboration with key players in the industry, Sensirion plays a key role in actively shaping these applications. With over 15 years' experience in developing and supplying environmental sensor solutions, from component-level integration to cloud-based services, we lead the field in sensor technology innovation. We provide the sensor hardware and support our customers in the mechanical design-in, the development of sophisticated algorithms, and the integration of their software in embedded as well as cloud-based systems.
Sensirion's extensive product range includes sensors designed specifically for the mobile, consumer, IoT, and wearable markets. Apart from providing unmatched performance, we focus on key characteristics such as minimum size, ultra-low power consumption, fully calibrated digital output, and compatible supply voltages. Sensirion is the only company with years of experience and market expertise that can provide comprehensive solutions from a single source.
There is far more to measuring the temperature, humidity, pressure and gas concentration around a device than simply integrating a semiconductor component in a PCB. It is vital that the sensor is positioned correctly and has an ideal interface with the environment. With experience of hundreds of product designs and the expertise of a team of dedicated specialists, we can provide you with the advice, detailed instructions and application notes, system simulations and rapid prototyping that lead to a successful solution. Rely on us to provide cost-effective design-in options that can easily be implemented into high-volume production runs.
Our sensors are already embedded in various platforms such as Atmel and Qualcomm. As part of our all-round support, we also supply customers with dedicated driver software. For example, the drivers written for Sensirion's SHTC1 product family have been approved by the Linux subsystem maintainer and will be part of the next stable mainline Linux kernel. We are currently extending these applications, which started with our humidity and temperature sensors, to all relevant product lines.
The data streams generated by sensors are rarely what end-users need or expect from a top-level system. To make it usable, the data needs either to be analyzed and combined, or adjusted to take the effects of local systems into account. The types of questions confronting end-users are wide-ranging: how, for example, can you tell from the sensor data if your device was unexpectedly submerged in water? How can you measure ambient temperature reliably if your telephone gets unusually hot during intense use or recharging? In order to answer these questions and others like them, we develop a continuous stream of new and sophisticated algorithms that are designed to obtain meaningful information from environmental sensors and to ensure we get to the heart of what our customers actually want to measure. An integral part of our product offering is Sensirion's Compensation engine. The device compensates for internal heat sources to achieve fast and accurate measurements of ambient temperature and humidity.
Use Case Development
Sensirion develops its own software applications for integration in mobile and wearable devices to demonstrate the use cases achievable with our environmental sensors. These applications give a good idea of the final use case and are ideal tools for marketing executives, product planning teams and engineers. They can also be made available for end-users.
Sensirion's Environmental Cloud is a highly available and highly scalable platform for all types of sensor data. Our generic data model enables to us not only manage our own sensors but to process any arbitrary sensor-types and to correctly reflect all system-states. We attach great importance to the security of your data and your privacy. You decide who has access to the Environmental Cloud as well as when and how. Those rights can be granted by user, device or on application-level. We also put focus on local legislation. If needed, the data can be distributed to all major regions. As market leader in environmental sensors we have successfully implemented integration projects on a variety of different platforms, including mobile devices, wearables, and even cloud-enabled household appliances (Internet of Things).