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Analog Devices’ Endows Precise Gesture Recognition Applications with its New Single-point Optical Sensor

ADUX1020 optical sensor

Analog Devices announces new sensing optical sensor for precise gesture recognition by measuring a subject’s position, proximity, and gestures from a single sensor.

Competitive solutions use multiple sensors to “see” objects differently from varying angles making the signals difficult to combine and delivering inaccuracy.

The single-point sensing used in the ADUX1020 optical sensor is touted to improve reliability of the application and reduces design complexity and cost for the system developer by requiring fewer components.

In addition to single-point sensing, the ADUX1020 optical sensor features high ambient light rejection, which allows reliable and accurate operation under challenging lighting conditions. This too results in a more reliable application end user experience. Other optical sensors are often challenged by ambient light from sources like full sun, high frequency LED and fluorescents, all of which can disrupt the sensor’s ability to interpret gestures accurately.

Gesture recognition is an emerging user interface method in building and industrial control panels, where a user interacts with a device simply by motioning or gesturing.  It is especially important in situations where touch-screen interfaces are challenged, such as in wet conditions, when a user is wearing gloves, or when a control panel is difficult to reach.

Product, Pricing and Availability

ProductSample AvailabilityFull ProductionPrice Each Per 1,000Packaging
ADUX1020BCPZNowNow$3.492 mm × 3 mm, 8-lead LFCSP
ADUX1020BCPZ-EVAL-SDPNowNow1 unit @$119.00Main eval board
ADUX1020BCPZ-EVALZ-LEDNowNow1 unit @$29.00Add-on board with high power LED for longer range operation

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