Sensor fusion fastracks functionality

Combining RGB, ambient light, proximity motion, infrared and temperature measurement, Maxim’s new digital optical sensors are said to advance analogue integration with sensor fusion.

The MAX44004/05/06/08 incorporate up to seven sensors in one optical package. The sensors boast robust and repeatable measurements, with high integration reducing system cost, eliminating several external components and simplifying design. These optical sensors can be used in a variety of applications such as smartphones, tablets, portable consumer devices, displays, digital light management, security systems, and medical devices.