Grid-EYE sensor Evaluation Kit enables fast prototyping of IoT and many other applications
Panasonic Industry Europe has launched this evaluation kit for its Grid-EYE infrared array sensor which integrates a ”nanopower” Bluetooth Smart module and a microcontroller. The kit is intended for prototyping with the Grid-EYE sensor, a 64 pixel IR camera in a surface mount package measuring 11.6mm x 8mm x 4.3mm which incorporates the MEMS sensor, lens and an I2C interface.
The integrated Bluetooth module in the evaluation kit, the PAN1740, draws 4.9mA in transmit or receive operating modes, which means it can be powered by coin cell batteries. The IR sensor has 64 thermopile elements in an 8×8 grid format that detect absolute surface temperature without any contact.
Source code for TrackMe is available for customers under a Software License Agreement (SLA).
Note to our US and Canada based customers: Please start the SLA process through our NA webpage.
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Some of the distinguishing product features are:
- Grid-EYE sensor AMG8834
- Bluetooth Smart Module PAN1740
- Atmel ATSAM-D21G18A Microcontroller
- Dual purpose evaluation board with independent and Arduino modes
- IPhone App available
- TRACK Me: Latest Software For People Detection Tracking and Counting
The sensor itself can be used in a wide range of applications and this evaluation kit allows our customers to prototype and test it in their own designs.
- Motion Detection
- Presence Detection
- Temperature Detection
- Hot Spot Detection
- Safety and Lighting Control
- Building Control and Energy Saving
- People tracking / counting
- Consumer Comfort
- Gesture Control
Grid-EYE TrackMe: Latest software for people detection, tracking and counting applications, v1.3.4, 26.03.2019
Note: Customers who want to have access to the source code of the Bluetooth Module Firmware of the Evaluation Kit need to sign an SLA with Dialog. Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
*BSD License applies to all the sample codes and APIs that customers will download
Please use the firmware on the above link to update Evaluation kits to be compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10. Instructions for how to update the Evaluation Kit firmware can be found in the User Manual in chapter 4.3.
The following supporting documents which include all the details for setting up, using and developing applications on the evaluation kit are available for download here:
Arduino Code (Compatible with Evaluation Kit)
SAM-BA 2.15 (Note: SAM-BA versions 2.16 and higher are currently not compatible with the Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit. SAM-BA Installer 2.15 is available upon request.)
The following links can be useful for the customers in developing their own applications.
- To Grid-EYE Home Page
- To DSPS Application for iOS
- To DSPS Application for Android
- To Bluetooth Smart Module Homepage
- To Dialog Homepage
- To Atmel MCU Datasheet
- To Atmel SAM-BA In-system Programmer
Interested in buying the Evaluation Kit?
You can easily purchase the Grid-Eye Evaluation Kit from one of our Distribution Partners:
- Future Electronics
- Gudeco Elektronik
- AS electronic
Grid-EYE - Videos
Sensing Solution with the 1st SMT thermopile array sensor