New sensor solutions can only be achieved through new technologies. In order to remain successful, you have to reinvent yourself a little bit more every day. We take on this challenge every day. We at Picosens are innovative in the field of measuring technology, sensor technology and electronics development. New challenges in sensor technology allow us to develop new technologies – together with our customers when requested.

We realize complex applications and innovative high-class solutions. Our business activities range from the idea to the concept phase, patenting, development through to prototype construction and small series production. We are already investing in the ideas, technologies and products of tomorrow with a future-oriented vision. With the following solutions we achieve the unreachable.


Application fields of this technology:

  • Automotive (Keyless-Go, grip-free access system)
  • Public transport (stop request system)
  • White Goods / Household Appliances (controls/buttons)
  • Industry (controls/buttons for measuring instruments, Power Tools)
  • Weather-independent anti-pinch protection

Capacitive technologies

This technology allows capacitive proximity detection, which works independently of water, salt water, ice and snow cover, and moist contamination with long-range.

Benefits of this technology:

  • Ultra Low Power (μA)
  • Easy integration into existing systems
  • Good miniaturization due to fewer components
  • Temperature stable
  • Stablity against EMC

DFA – Deep Field Analysis

DFA technology offers material analyzes with a high penetration depth that go beyond the possibilities of conventional spectrometers. The application possibilities are in the identification of any metals and alloys, lacquer and layer thickness measurement, detection of hairline cracks and much more.

Benefits of the technology:

  • Novel eddy current-free measuring principle
  • One-shot measurement in fractions of a second
  • High penetration depths in metals
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Application fields of this technology:

  • Smart Fabrication / IoT
  • Process and quality assurance in metal processing
  • Metal recycling
  • Measurement of material fatigue experienced

4 applications videos:

1. DFA Technology: Metal analysis

2. DFA Technology: Multilayer analysis

3. DFA Technology: Metal thickness

4. DFA Technology: Coating thickness

From technology to a marketable product: The MS-One!


Application fields of this technology:

  • Position measurement
  • Aviation
  • Riveted joints
  • Automation industry
  • Inductive factor 1 switch
  • Concrete moisture measurement
  • Detection of beams and wall reinforcements
  • Metal detection and identification

AIS – Analysis of Impedance Signature

AIS technology is a new measuring principle that Picosens has developed for various sensor applications. Depending on the configuration, this universal measuring system can be built for both differential or absolute capacitive, inductive, optical and resistive sensor applications in a single or multi-channel process. The limitations of typical measurement methods are not at all present in AIS technology. The foreseeable applications for this technology are in position detection, wall moisture detection, fluid level detection and in metal detection with object analysis.

Benefits of this technology:

  • Temperature-stable zero signal measuring principle
  • Vectorial representation of the measured signal
  • Selectable system frequencies
  • Stabilized circuit control sensitivity
  • High sample rate
  • Digital compensation


IR Proximity technology recognises the approach of objects. The optical system operates independent of external light, is self-calibrating to optical influences (such as contamination) and has an extremely low energy consumption. This technology enables switching, dimming, gesture control, detection messaging and much more.

Benefits of this technology:

  • Non-contact detection
  • Meets high standards of hygiene
  • Ultra Low Power (μA)
  • Distance and direction detection
  • Wireless systems
  • Integration into existing systems

Application fields of this technology:

  • Contactless switching of various end consumers
  • Door opener in hospitals
  • Call button in retirement homes
  • Safety switch in nursing homes
  • Elevator call button in hotels
  • Kitchens & Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Home automation
  • Alarm system for theft protection


Cable-Finder technology allows you to find wires and cables with pinpoint accuracy, ignoring reinforcements and other disturbing objects in the wall.

Benefits of this technology:

  • Millimeter accurate location
  • Large measuring depth
  • Handheld / wireless / self-sufficient
  • Low power consumption
  • Suppression of other objects
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Application fields of this technology:

  • Location of wires and cables in walls

Application possibilities of this technology:

  • Identification of objects
  • Process tracking
  • Communication in EMC contaminate environments

Application fields of this technology:

  • Automotive
  • Communication between vehicle and infrastructure
  • Health & care
  • Access control system for personnel
  • Part recognition in production
  • Access control system


The OPTO-Com technology allows a directed bidirectional data exchange using an optical system. OPTO-Com is an approval-free IR data communication which can be used in EMC-critical areas such as on aircraft, ships, and in production areas or in hospitals.

Benefits of this technology:

  • Low energy consumption
  • High communication range
  • Security through directed data communication
  • Group identification
  • Insensitive to electromagnetic fields
  • Encrypted transmission
  • Problem-free regarding privacy

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