Wake on approach

JonDeTech’s Wake on approach sensor aims to help producers optimize the power consumption of battery-powered consumer electronics and IoT products. By using the sensor, they will not only be able to extend the battery standby time but also the battery’s lifetime.

Wake on approach is a commercialized version of the JonDeTech presence and absence detector application, previously tested in laptops. The application, which is built upon JonDeTech’s IR sensor element JIRS30, aims to reduce the usage of electricity consuming components in battery-powered products, like for example the screen in a lop top or on a smartphone.

The hardware is based on a patent-pending uncalibrated sensor solution consisting of a minimal number of components, which makes it very cost-effective. The solution is very energy efficient and can, therefore, be active and wake up more energy-consuming functions in the product when they are ready to be used. By using the Wake on approach application, manufacturers will be able to reduce the battery usage and thereby optimize the battery’s standby time as well as its lifetime. In the long run, this leads to a reduced need for raw materials and can, for that reason, contribute to a more sustainable society.

The software is proprietary and developed by JonDeTech’s application engineers and can be adopted for different products. The first project is a co-development project between JonDeTech and the Chinese company OFILM. The wake on approach sensor has been developed to fit into OFILMs biometric access control. The sensor detects humans approaching the access control within a two-meter range and wakes up the biometric sensor in time for identification. By the time the person has entered or is walking away from the access control, the Wake on approach sensor will turn off the larger systems to reduce the power consumption.