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ams AG, formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and still known as AMS, is a multinational semiconductor manufacturer
ams (formerly austriamicrosystems AG) Articles
Slim IR laser for 3D optical sensing in mobile devices
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has announced the launch of MERANO-Photodiode (PD), an infrared (IR) laser flood illuminator module which provides the uniform light output needed in mobile 3D sensing applications such as user face recognition.
Time-to-digital converter provides high precision in 3D scanning
Supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has introduced the AS6500, a new high-resolution time-to-digital converter (TDC) featuring CMOS inputs and compact packaging for use in space- and cost-constrained applications. TDCs from ams can measure time intervals as short as five nanoseconds with 10ps precision.
Flicker detect improves mobile phone picture quality
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has introduced a new colour (RGB), proximity and flicker detection sensor, the TCS3707, which reportedly enables a mobile phone camera to take clean, unblemished photo-graphs in artificial lighting scenes.
Sensor solutions enable intelligent connectivity at MWC 2019
ams will showcase several technologies for mobile devices at MWC 2019 in Barcelona later this month. Digital transformation influences every existing business model and the emerging use case scenarios of tomorrow depend on the combination of sensor technology and the promise of 5G, so ams is investing to drive innovation in sensor solutions on behalf of its many customers in the mobile industry.
Multi-channel spectral sensor for mobile colour measurement
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has launched a miniature spectral sensor chip that brings laboratory-grade multi-channel colour analysis capability to portable and mobile devices. In end products such as mobile phones or accessories, the new AS7341 from ams produces precise spectral measurements in a wide range of lighting conditions.
Proximity sensor IC enables measurements in smartphones
An RGB light and IR proximity sensor IC, the TCS3701, which can accurately measure the intensity of ambient light from behind an OLED screen has been released by ams. This capability supports today’s industrial design trend to maximise smartphone display area by eliminating front-facing bezels, where an ambient light/proximity sensor is typically located.
Tiny 1D time-of-flight sensor for accurate proximity sensing
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has introduced a tiny integrated 1D time-of-flight distance measurement and proximity sensing module. The sensor is suited for implementing presence detection, for example to trigger the operation of a facial recognition system when the user’s face is in range.
Accelerating deployment of 3D optical sensing
ams and Face++ have agreed a co-operation arrangement to accelerate OEMs’ and system integrators’ deployments of 3D optical sensing technologies such as face recognition. This partnership means that manufacturers can go to market faster with systems for performing functions such as face recognition, facial payments, Animoji creation and augmented/virtual reality.
Proposed solution to enable cost-reduced 3D biometrics
Supplier of high- performance sensor solutions, ams, and Qualcomm Technologies, have jointly announced the intent to focus engineering efforts towards a 3D depth sensing camera solution for mobile phone applications like 3D imaging and scanning and, in particular, biometric face authentication.
Sensor solutions to meet the challenges of the future at CES
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2019, ams will showcase several different technologies for the mobile devices, computing, consumer electronics and automotive sectors.
Embedded vision comes to space-constrained systems
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has announced the pre-release of the NanEyeM, a miniature integrated Micro Camera Module (MCM) assembly with a tiny footprint at the image sensor end of just 1mm2. With its compact design and convenient interface, the NanEyeM is easy to integrate into space-constrained designs, providing embedded vision capabilities in products such as smart toys and home appliances.
Miniature sensors create potential high-performance endoscopes
Supplier of sensor solutions, ams, has announced the introduction of the latest products to its NanEye family, building on the its original miniature image sensor module for endoscopes, the NanEye 2D. The NanEyeM and NanEyeXS, aim to enable the production of high-performance, single-use endoscopes for use in minimally invasive surgery.
Gas sensor module for kitchens
ams has released a new version of its iAQ-Core module, a low power gas sensor for the detection of steam, odours and fumes in kitchen applications.
Slim proximity colour sensor module for smartphone designs
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has introduced a 1.44mm-wide fully integrated colour/ambient light/proximity sensor module which has the super-slim package footprint required by the latest narrow-bezel mobile phone industrial designs.
Miniature, high-resolution CMOS image sensors
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has announced the introduction of the latest products in its NanEye family, building on the success of the miniature image sensor module for endoscopes, the NanEye 2D.
Image sensor for machine vision aims to set standard for quality
Worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has introduced a new global shutter image sensor for machine vision and Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) equipment, which reportedly offers better image quality and higher throughput than any previous device that supports the one inch optical format.
Time-to-digital converter offers precision for LiDAR applications
ams has introduced a two-channel Time-to-Digital Converter (TDC) which enables high speed scanning and high precision in single-beam optical ranging equipment and medical imaging systems.
Interface reduces design constraints of wireless earbuds
ams has introduced POW:COM, an interface technology which enables POWER and COMMUNICATION between a true wireless earbud and a charging cradle over a two-wire connection. A true wireless earbud previously required as many as six pins to provide both power transfer and communication between the charging cradle and the earbud, compromising the mechanical design of a small form factor that fits comfortably in the user’s ear.
Sensor enhances end user experience for air quality monitoring
It has been announced that ams has updated the functionality of its CCS8xx family of gas sensor ICs to reduce initialisation time and improve performance in indoor air quality monitoring applications.
Laser arrays bring facial recognition to Androids
It has been announced by ams, that the low-power IR VCSEL laser emitter, PMSIL, is aiming to enable the implementation of user face recognition in a smartphone based on the Android platform.