A fundamental understanding of the interaction between the sensor and the electronics is essential for sensor applications. For more than a decade Catena has worked closely together with multiple sensor manufacturers establishing a solid understanding of sensors and how to implement competitive electronics for a wide range of emerging applications. Solutions for the various applications have been developed and successfully launched to market.
As in many sensor applications, low power is essential, often in combination with high performance. Catena has therefore developed and patented several solutions that are now deployed in products on the market. To illustrate this, the latest MEMS based accelerometer developed by Catena provides best in its class resolution while maintaining very low power dissipation. This was achieved by a novel architecture where the MEMS element interacts with the electronics. Even though this product targets professional applications with performance superseding the requirements found in consumer products, the same architecture could be scaled to consumer performance with a significantly lower power consumption than what is found on the market today.
Catena has a well established partner network among various MEMS manufacturers and has worked closely with MEMS development departments.
MEMS based sensors
- Pressure sensors
Cameras and cell phones
- Infrared Cameras
- Bolometer arrays
- Capacitive Touch Sensors for Displays
- Magnetic Sensors