Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit

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 PAN1740 Bluetooth module in the evaluation kit draws only 4.9mA in transmit or receive operating modes, meaning 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.

 

 

Grid-EYE TrackMe: Latest software for people detection, tracking and counting applications

Source code for TrackMe is available for business customers under a Software License Agreement (SLA). Start the SLA process here!

Note to our US and Canada based customers: Please start the SLA process through our NA webpage.

Download now our white-paper to discover more about promising business opportunities with the Grid-EYE sensor!

 

Features

Some of the distinguishing product features are:

Applications

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
  • Lighting Control
  • Building Control and Energy Saving
  • People tracking / counting
  • Climate Control

Tools for Evaluation Kit (AMG8834EK)
 

Desktop Sotware for Windows

Temperature Viewer

„Track Me“ People Detection and Counting Demo

Request Source Code via SLA here

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: grideye@eu.panasonic.com for further details.

*BSD License applies to all the sample codes and APIs that customers will download

Evaluation Kit Firmware

  • Source Code
  • Compiled Binary
  • Software for Flashing the Evaluation Kit

Evaluation Kit Firmware Download Package

SW Example for Arduino mode

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.

Documentation

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:

Grid-Eye Evaluation Kit - Quick Start Guide

Grid-Eye Evaluation Kit - User Manual

Grid-Eye Evaluation Kit - Schematics

 

Grid-Eye Communication Protocol

Grid-Eye FAQs

Grid-Eye Application Notes

 

Software Libraries & Resources 

Grid-Eye APIs

  • LV1 Driver
  • LV2 Image processing and human detection
  • LV3 (Track Me) People Tracking under SLA

Useful Links

The following links can be useful for the customers in developing their own applications.

Interested in buying the Evaluation Kit?

You can easily purchase the Grid-Eye Evaluation Kit from one of our Distribution Partners:

  • Farnell
  • Arrow
  • Avnet
  • Future Electronics
  • Rutronik
  • TTI
  • Endrich
  • Anglia
  • Gudeco Elektronik
  • AS electronic

Distributor Contact Details

 

Grid-EYE - Videos

Sensing Solution with the 1st SMT thermopile array sensor

 

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