NextInput expands HMI portfolio with innovative IR sensing

NextInput, the leader in MEMS-based sensing solutions, announced its entry into infrared (IR) sensing with its digital IR portfolio, broadening its reach to include touchless applications such as proximity detection and gesture-based controls.

The company is focused on delivering innovative sensing solutions across multiple vertical markets such as True Wireless Stereo (TWS), Smartphones, Personal Care, Automotive and IoT. With an ultra-low active current consumption of only 20µA and volume of 0.75mm3, NextInput’s IR sensor is 83% lower power and 25% smaller than equivalent alternatives, making it ideal for space and power-constrained applications. Furthermore, integration is simplified by eliminating the required mechanical light guide. NextInput IR enables industrial designs that are smaller, lighter, and more cost-effective.

With the expansion into IR, we are able to serve new applications and deliver comprehensive HMI solutions to our customers,” says Ali Foughi, NextInput CEO and Founder. “The soul of NextInput thrives on disruptive innovation with a vision of bringing a superior user experience to billions of consumers worldwide.”