In April 2019 Renesas merged with IDT. This means that we can now supply both sensors and the MCUs needed to control them. Providing a comfortable building environment and achieving energy savings are both becoming increasingly important aspects of building management. To confirm and maintain comfort it is necessary to measure elements such as temperature, humidity, air quality, and light, and then to link this data to the control of HVAC, lighting, and other systems. In addition, energy savings can be achieved through network connectivity and optimized control of the system overall. Moving forward, Renesas and IDT will continue to make advances in sensors and MCUs, contributing to the advancement of building automation and improving the global environment.
Nowadays there are a variety of sensors at various locations throughout the interior of a typical building, and demand for such sensors is expected to increase. Here we highlight some of the locations and specific applications in which sensors from Renesas and IDT are used.