ams OSRAM AS8579 Sensor Interface detects the capacity change in different applications and measures the relative change of the impedance, dependent on the circuit. The sensor is used for human being detection and many other applications. The IC capture the current of a metal object and applies algorithms to determine the capacitive and resistive information (impedance). This information can be read via an SPI interface that can also be used for IC configuration.
Accurate capacitive measurement (including resistive information)
Higher durability and lower system costs
VAR&FIX_SEN function to avoid parasitic influences from cable and PCB
Enabler for safety-critical applications
Processed according to functional safety standard
Suitable for automotive applications
AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualified
Autonomous driving applications, e.g. hands-on-steering-wheel detection
Detection of any human presence inside a vehicle, e.g. seat occupancy detection
Detection of any human presence exterior of vehicles, e.g. automatic trunk opener (trunk opens automatically by detection of human foot near the sensor only)
ams OSRAM AS8579 Adapter Board
Equipped with all necessary peripheral components for evaluation of the AS8579 Sensor Interface.