Can Si1153 be used for 3D gesture detection applications? How's the performance look like? Any example code available?
Yes, Si1153 can be used for short-range 3D gesture detection applications. We have a gesture detection demo running on our Si115X-OPT-EXP board. The customer can download the Si115x GUI from our website and select the gesture demo from the GUI's main panel. Here's the software download link: https://www.silabs.com/documents/public/software/install_Si115x_PGM_Toolkit.exe
The gesture detection demo can detect swiping left, right, up, down and moving near, far gestures. The reliable detection range is up to approximately 20cm. Increasing the sampling frequency can help to improve the performance of detecting fast moving objects.
The example code for the basic gesture detection algorithm (swipe left, right, up and down) is also available under the installation directory: C:\SiliconLabs\Optical_Sensors\Si115x\source\si115x_lib\Gesture example
We've attached the example code in the article here in case the customer cannot install the GUI software.