The Si1142 Infrared Slider2 evaluation kit is an advanced development platform for the Si114x infrared proximity and ambient light sensors that contains our patent-pending infrared touchless slider technique. Controlled by an advanced C8051F800 ultra low-power microcontroller (MCU), the IrSlider2EK contains an Si1142 sensor connected to two IR-LEDs. This innovative platform allows for advanced 2D/2-axis touchless gesture detection as well as general-purpose object proximity detection. In addition, the Si1142 sensor on the IrSlider2EK contains an integrated ambient light sensor. The IrSlider2EK is pre-configured with firmware that demonstrates left/right gesture detection using eight visible LEDs.
Development of advanced motion and gesture sensing is assisted by the Si114x Programmer’s Toolkit API, which allows for development of software to control the IrSlider2EK from a PC. Sample source code for the IrSlider2EK is provided with the Si114x Programmer’s Toolkit to enable rapid application development. The Si114x Programmer’s Toolkit also contains our powerful Control Panel and Performance Analysis Tool for real-time reflectivity monitoring with the IrSlider2EK.