Miniaturizing Infrared Sensor Technology: Key To Widespread Adoption In Consumer Electronics, EV And Robotics (Sensors Europe 2018)

Dr Joris Roels, Marketing Manager Temperature Sensors
Melexis
Belgium
 

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Infrared temperature sensors have a long, successful track record in medical and industrial applications. Unfortunately the state-of-the-art technology has some limitations (e.g. size, thermal stability, robustness and production scalability) preventing widespread adoption in consumer applications, EV and robotics. We will highlight recent advances in thermopile technology with miniaturization as a key strategy to remove aforementioned limitations.

Speaker Biography (Joris Roels)

Joris Roels received both his master and PhD degree in electrical engineering from Ghent University and was granted two awards for his PhD research in the field of optical MEMS.
In 2010 he joined Melexis, a Belgium based company that develops, tests and markets advanced integrated semiconductor products as application engineer in the optical sensors business unit.
Since 2013 Joris is in charge of the infrared temperature sensors product line in the Sensors Business unit.

Company Profile (Melexis)

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Melexis designs, develops, tests and markets advanced integrated semiconductor products. Our devices meet the world's growing demand for greener and safer cars that are fun to drive, smarter appliances and more conscious buildings. We supply unique sensor and driver chips, communicating with analog, digital, wired or wireless interfaces, enhanced with advanced on board microcontrollers or DSP capabilities. Our core experience is derived from over 27 years supplying leading-edge and innovative ICs to the automotive electronics market, expanding in other application fields such as smart appliances and building automation.
Melexis' portfolio is built around three pillars: Sensing, Driving and Communicating. Sensors include magnetic, MEMs, and sensor interface ICs; optoelectronic single point and linear array sensors; infrared thermometers, CMOS wide dynamic range, Time of Flight and night vision cameras. Driver ICs cover Advanced DC & BLDC motor controllers and FET Pre-driver ICs. Communication ICs serve RKE, TPMS, ISM band applications, NFC, RFID reader and smart tag solutions. For more information, visit www.melexis.com External Link
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