| RFID - based technology provides the possibility of receiving information from moving objects or persons. A chip tag consisting of a microchip and an antenna communicates with an interrogator (reader). The frequencies are between 125 KHz (Low Frequency) and 5,8 GHz (Microwave), depending on range and speed of the data transfer. Areas of application are numerous, including automotive, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and processing or security related applications. |
Sensors can be found practically everywhere today. From the high-tech-laboratory to the espresso machine - sensors build a connection between technical systems and the real world.
There are sensors that are sensitive to different impulses such as temperature, pressure, position, accelerations, humidity, imaging or movement. Today's sensors are smart and wireless. Sensor-networks will soon be everywhere, bringing the world to us in real-time, with vast amounts of data and enormous possibilities for interaction.
Just as every power that is used has to be supplied, power budgets are limited. This statement gains a completely new - technological - perspective today. Handheld technical equipment and mobile devices depend on batteries or accumulators for their supply. Limited power supply therefore represents a major challenge to chip design today. Most important devices in the low power sector are DC-DC converters and hot-swap controllers.
ICM is one of the leading companies when it comes to developing solutions in this highly up-to-date market.