San Jose, Calif. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has expanded its OvationONS family with the introduction of the CYONS1001G laser navigation sensor. The CYONS1001G delivers speed and accuracy with low power consumption, using the company's patent-pending OptiCheck technology, which uses a detection scheme that streamlines the signal-processing requirements to maximize performance and reduce the sensor's power consumption, making it suitable for wireless gaming mice, said Cypress.
The OvationONS sensor integrates the detector and laser in a compact 8 x 8 mm QFN package with a simple snap-on lens design. The two-piece device has built-in laser eye safety management, which eliminates the need for laser power calibration during mouse assembly to reduce manufacturing cost, said Cypress. The technology's signal-processing load is independent of mouse speed. The OvationONS sensors can simultaneously support full speed (50 inches per second) and full resolution (2800 counts-per-inch), maximizing the counts-per-second recorded by the mouse and avoiding the "deceleration" effect.
In addition, OptiCheck uses a position-sampling rate as high as 40 kHz, allowing the OvationONS sensor to have instant response to changes in tracking direction or speed with significantly reduced latency. Target applications include high-performance gaming, precision graphic design, and high accuracy position detection.
The sensor integrates seamlessly with the Cypress Human Interface Devices (HID) portfolio including USB controllers and Wireless USB LP radio-on-a-chip devices to form the main building blocks of wired and wireless computer mice. The CYONS1001G and the Cypress WirelessUSB LP combine to enable the lowest power consumption wireless gaming mouse available, said the company.
Key features include:
- Hardware resolution of up to 2800 cpi (counts per inch) at a speed up to 50 inches per second
- Continuously variable resolution setting at any value between 400 and 2800 cpi, and can be set differently in X and Y directions
- PC cursor speed of up to 140,000 cps (counts per second)
- Position sampling rate at 40,000 samples per second
- Native 16-bit X and 16-bit Y directional report rate from the sensor
Pricing: The CYONS1001G is priced at less than $6.00 in volume shipments.
Availability: Volume shipments are available now.
Product information: optical sensors
Cypress Semiconductor Corp., 1-408-943-2600, www.cypress.com