Smart connected appliances will enable consumers to reduce electrical bills by deferring operation when energy costs are at a peak—an energy-saving bonus for Smart Cities committed to reducing stress on the grid. Additionally, energy patterns can be monitored so that consumers can be given service alerts, possibly avoiding breakdowns and costly repairs.
This technology is enabled through wireless communication (e.g., Wi-Fi®, PLCM, NFC or Zigbee® technology), metrology and control.
NFC enables an added level of intelligence to appliances, so they can do more for their owners. An NFC-equipped appliance can send a message to the manufacturer to register the product and set its warranty date. In appliances that can't accommodate a large display, a connected NFC tag provides a cost-effective way to add an interactive display by using an external device as the interface. Repair technicians can also use NFC to access the appliance's repair manuals or order replacement parts with just a tap of their phone.
|Controller / Processor|
|LPC1700 Series: Scalable Mainstream Microcontrollers (MCUs) based on Arm® Cortex®-M3 Cores||
The LPC1700 series of low power cost-effective Cortex-M3 microcontrollers feature best-in-class peripheral support such as Ethernet, USB 2.0 Host/OTG/Device, and CAN 2.0B.
|LPC1800 Series: High-Performance Microcontrollers (MCUs) based on Arm® Cortex®-M3 Cores||
Microcontrollers with integrated security to protect code and data, with a range of serial connectivity, advanced timers, analog and high-speed connectivity.
LPC 32-bit Arm microcontrollers (MCUs) offer exceptional ease of use, design flexibility and advanced integration.
|NTAG® I2C plus, NFC Forum Type 2 Tag with I²C interface||
|Bluetooth® Smart/Bluetooth Low Energy||
Our Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) solutions include highly integrated SoCs with up to 512 KB Flash and 128 KB RAM utilizing Arm® Cortex®-M4F cores. These solutions are ultra lower power, without compromising radio performance.
|Application Specific Sensors|
|Silicon Temperature Sensors||
Our KTY series of silicon-based temperature sensors deliver highly accurate measurement and a long operating life for automotive applications—from climate control to engine monitoring.
Our broad portfolio of touch-sensing solutions offers a world of options to HMI designers. These products can be configured into simple sliders, rotary wheels, or touch pads for intuitive user interfaces.
Our portfolio of low-power touch sensors use the human body as one of the capacitive plates of an electrical circuit. They compensate for changes, such as varying humidity or contamination on the electrode.
These solutions address highly accurate electronic compass functionality for augmented reality, e-readers, medical applications, home appliances, portable navigation devices, smartphones and tablets.
|Accelerometers for IoT||
Our 3-axis accelerometers detect orientation, shake, tap, double tap, fall, tilt, motion, positioning, shock or vibration and deliver highly accurate motion detection.
|Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor||
Brushless DC (BLDC) motors are used in applications such as: Fans, Pumps, Appliances, Robotics, Servo systems, Sewing machines, Treadmills.
|Kinetis® M Series: Metrology Microcontrollers (MCUs) based on Arm® Cortex®-M0+ Core||
Based on Low-power Arm® Cortex®-M0+ core and designed for single-chip 1, 2 and 3 -phase electricity meters as well as flow meter and other precision measurement applications.
|LCD Segment Drivers|
|LCD Character Drivers|
|LCD Graphic Drivers|
|I2C® LED Controllers|