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ams AG, formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and still known as AMS, is a multinational semiconductor manufacturer


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Proximity sensor IC enables measurements in smartphones

Proximity sensor IC enables measurements in smartphones
An RGB light and IR proximity sensor IC, the TCS3701, which can accurately measure the intensity of ambient light from behind an OLED screen has been released by ams. This capability supports today’s industrial design trend to maximise smartphone display area by eliminating front-facing bezels, where an ambient light/proximity sensor is typically located.
9th January 2019

Wireless earbud powered by ANC system

Wireless earbud powered by ANC system
  Supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams, has revealed that global earbud manufacturer Nuheara is using the miniature ams AS3412 Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) IC to provide what it claims to be best-in-class hybrid noise cancellation and audio amplifier functions for its new Live IQ earbuds. Nuheara introduced its LiveIQ earbuds at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
11th January 2018

Smart sensor designed for wireless temperature loggers

Smart sensor designed for wireless temperature loggers
  A NFC sensor tag and data logger IC for smart labels which enables more efficient and accurate monitoring of the condition of assets such as food, pharmaceuticals and healthcare products in storage and in transit, has been introduced by supplier of high performance sensor solutions, ams.
18th December 2017


NFC sensor designed for industrial IoT applications

NFC sensor designed for industrial IoT applications
  A dynamic NFC sensor tag IC which meets industrial-grade quality standards and provides high reliability in mission-critical applications and in products with a long operating lifetime has been announced by ams. The AS3956 acts as a contactless bridge between sensors and any NFC reader, such as a smartphone, through a host microcontroller.
31st October 2017

Solving issues in an ageing infrastructure

Solving issues in an ageing infrastructure
The Industrial Revolution put the UK at the forefront of technology as engineers such as Isambard Kingdom-Brunel pioneered advancements in transport, manufacturing and utilities. During the early part of the 19th century the open sewer that was the River Thames caused all manner of public health issues in what was an extremely densely populated city – these included a devastating cholera outbreak. As a consequence the Government resolved to create a modern sewerage system in 1856.
3rd October 2017

Noise-cancelling technology selected for its stylish headphones

Noise-cancelling technology selected for its stylish headphones
AS3435 active noise cancellation IC from ams provides more than 28dB of noise attenuation and very low harmonic distortion in on-ear head-phones. The ams noise-cancelling technology is an integral component in the FIIL Diva Pro high-end headphones which recently won a CES 2017 Innovation Award.
5th April 2017

Jack interface lets smart ANC headsets run battery-free

Jack interface lets smart ANC headsets run battery-free
ams AG has announced the launch of a technology which enables noise-cancelling headsets with a four-pole 3.5mm jack to operate for the first time without a dedicated battery power supply. The new Accessory Communications Interface (ACI) invented by ams uses the microphone (MIC) wire – one of four wires in a standard 3.5mm audio cable – to carry power and bidirectional data with a rate of up to 16 Mbit/sec, as well as digital audio signals.
23rd March 2017

Temperature sensor meets space constrained designs

Temperature sensor meets space constrained designs
electronica 2016 saw AMS launch its new ENS210, a single-die sensor IC which can provide pre-calibrated measurements of relative humidity and ambient temperature.
16th November 2016

Gas sensors enable wristband measurement of alcohol in breath

Gas sensors enable wristband measurement of alcohol in breath
A member of the ams group, Cambridge CMOS Sensors, has announced that Chinese wearable device manufacturer HiCling is using its ultra-low power gas sensors to enable the new Cling VOC smart fitness wristband to measure indoor air quality and alcohol in breath. The CCS801 gas sensor integrated in the Cling VOC wristband can detect low levels of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) typically found indoors.
16th August 2016

Temperature sensor combines low power with high accuracy

Temperature sensor combines low power with high accuracy
  Combining low power consumption and high accuracy in a 1.6x1mm package, the AS6200 digital temperature sensor has been announced by ams. The device's typically consumes just 6µA at a measurement rate of 4S/s and its digital measurement outputs are accurate to ±0.4°C.
22nd June 2016

A complete blueprint for ultra-compact NFC designs

A complete blueprint for ultra-compact NFC designs
  ams' proven boostedNFC technology, which enables reliable NFC coupling in space-constrained devices, has been implemented in a complete system development board compatible with the popular STM32 family MCUs from STMicroelectronics.
18th November 2015

NFC solution supports contactless payments & ticketing

NFC solution supports contactless payments & ticketing
ams AG has announced a NFC solution for manufacturers of smart watches, wristbands and other space-constrained devices, enabling them to reliably support contactless payments and ticketing. The AS3921 is an NFC Analogue Front End (AFE) with the unique boostedNFC technology from ams, which increases the useable operating volume of an NFC reader by up to 900% when compared to conventional NFC implementations.
27th October 2015

Switching boost converter extends Li-ion run-time

Switching boost converter extends Li-ion run-time
ams has introduced the AS1383, an efficient, ultra-compact switching boost converter which helps extend run-time in single-cell Li-ion battery applications. The converter provides outputs of 2.7-5.0V from an input voltage range of 2.7-5.5V. It is available with an adjustable output voltage, or a factory-programmed fixed output voltage. Depending on the input voltage, it can provide a maximum output current of up to 200mA.
20th October 2015

RFID reader IC enables rugged handheld scanner

RFID reader IC enables rugged handheld scanner
ams has announced that the 1153, a rugged, wearable RFID scanner made by Technology Solutions Limited, uses the highly-integrated, low-power AS3993 reader IC. The small, light 1153 Bluetooth Wearable RAIN (UHF) RFID Reader, which measures 10.2x5.5x5.6cm and weighs just 157g, has a palm strap so it can easily be worn on the back of the user’s hand, as well as an anchor point for attachment to a tablet computer.
13th October 2015

Wearable module provides digital heart rate metrics

Wearable module provides digital heart rate metrics
ams has announced the launch of the AS7000, the first member of a family of health/fitness solutions aimed at wearable devices. The AS7000 solution incorporates a highly integrated optical sensor module accompanied by software to provide industry-leading, highest accuracy optical Heart Rate Measurements (HRM) and Heart Rate Variation (HRV) readings, backed by opto-mechanical design-in support from ams.
6th October 2015

NFC reader IC selected for car door locking module

NFC reader IC selected for car door locking module
ams AG has announced that automotive equipment supplier Marquardt is using its AS3914 NFC reader IC in a series of contactless door lock and ignition control modules. Marquardt chose the AS3914 because it enables very reliable NFC coupling even when mounted in close proximity to sheet metal. The device also offers lower average power consumption than competing NFC reader ICs.
27th May 2015

NFC interface chip offers energy harvesting

NFC interface chip offers energy harvesting
ams has launched the AS3955, an NFC interface Chip (NFiC), which offers energy harvesting and data transfer capabilities. Like its predecessor the AS3953, the AS3955 provides a contactless bridge between an NFC reader and any MCU. However, the AS3955 can also act as a power supply for the host device, harvesting as much as 5mA at 4.5V (enough to charge a Li-ion cell battery) from the RF energy radiated by an NFC reader.
22nd May 2015

96% efficient 1A buck converter extends battery life

96% efficient 1A buck converter extends battery life
ams has announced a 1A synchronous buck converter with the wide input voltage range, high efficiency and low stand-by current required in designs powered by a single-cell lithium-ion battery. The AS1382 step-down converter operates from an input range of 2.7-5.5V and provides an output down to as little as 0.6V.
23rd April 2015

Devkit makes it easy to add NFC to MCU systems

Devkit makes it easy to add NFC to MCU systems
Providing a blueprint for an NFC implementation in any MCU-based system, ams has introduced the AS3911 NFC development kit and interface software stack. Using the kit, OEM designers do not need to implement a complete, proprietary software interface between a host MCU, its operating system and the NFC reader IC.
22nd September 2014

World’s first stand-alone NFC microSD card certified for Visa and MasterCard mobile payments uses AS3922 from ams

World’s first stand-alone NFC microSD card certified for Visa and MasterCard mobile payments uses AS3922 from ams
ams AG announced that US-based DeviceFidelity, Inc. is using unique ams RF technology in its latest CredenSE 2.10 Near Field Communication (NFC) microSD card to enable secure, certified NFC transmissions between any mobile phone and contactless payment terminals from Visa and MasterCard. 
11th February 2014


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