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Build People-Detection IoT Prototypes with Panasonic’s Grid-EYE Eval Kit, Now at Mouser

Build People-Detection IoT Prototypes with Panasonic’s
Grid-EYE Eval Kit, Now at Mouser

October 18, 2017 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the Grid-EYE® evaluation kit from Panasonic. By combining Grid-EYE infrared (IR) sensor technology with Bluetooth® technology and software for IR detection of people and objects on one board, the kit enables engineers to develop rapid prototypes of wireless sensor Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Engineers can use the board in a standalone mode or connect it to an Arduino-compatible board to work with different interfaces.

The Panasonic Grid-EYE evaluation kit, available from Mouser Electronics, combines a Grid-EYE high-performance IR array sensor, a nanopower Panasonic PAN1740 Bluetooth Smart module, and a Microchip SAM D21 microcontroller on a single PCB. The Grid-EYE sensors offers high accuracy, enhanced resolution, and long detection distance. The sensor integrates a sensitive MEMS sensor chip, a digital ASIC (I2C interface), and a silicon lens. The sensor features 64 thermopile elements in an 8×8 grid format that detects absolute surface temperature without any contact. Unlike conventional sensors, Grid-EYE uses a patented 60-degree silicon lens etched out of a silicon wafer, which, at less than 0.3 mm, is one of the smallest available in the market.

The Panasonic PAN1740 is a single-model Bluetooth module optimized for low power that features a fully shielded case, integrated chip antenna, and onboard crystal oscillators. The module draws only 4.9 mA in transmit or receive mode, allowing the use of coin cell batteries with no reduction of signal range or transmit power. The onboard Microchip ATSAMD21G18 microcontroller features 256 Kbytes of flash and 32 Kbytes of SRAM, support for USB 2.0 host and device, and Event System for inter-peripheral signaling.

In addition to the Grid-EYE evaluation kit, engineers can use the Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES130# Building Automation Shield and MAXREFDES131# Evaluation Kit with onboard Grid-EYE sensor to prototype designs that incorporate detection of multiple persons, identification of positions, and direction of movement. The contactless Grid-EYE sensors enable high-performance measurements for security, household appliances, lighting control, industrial controls, and many other applications.

To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/new/panasonic/panasonic-grid-eye-eval-kit/.
Mouser / Panasonic Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit

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About Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation and its subsidiaries (Panasonic Batteries, Panasonic Electronic Components & Panasonic Industrial Devices) are innovators in consumer electronics and technology products. Guided by a mission to contribute to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people worldwide, Panasonic is a strong proponent of responsible electronics recycling and of reducing the global carbon footprint. Panasonic Corporation was named to the 2008 Global 100’s list of the Most Sustainable Corporations in the World.

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