Grid-EYE sensor Evaluation Kit enables fast prototyping of IoT and many other applications
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems 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 the Grid-EYE sensor which is a 64 pixel IR camera in a surface mount package measuring 11.6mm x 8mm x 4.3mm, which integrates the MEMS sensor, lens and 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 the customers under a Software License Agreement (SLA).
Please download the SLA template here
Fill in the data and post us 2 copies on the following address:
Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH
Robert-Koch-Strasse 100 · 85521 Ottobrunn · Germany
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Some of the distinguishing product features are as following:
- Grid-EYE sensor AMG8834
- Bluetooth Smart Module PAN1740
- Atmel ATSAM-D21G18A Microcontroller
- Dual purpose evaluation board with independent and Arduino modes
- IPhone App available
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The sensor itself can be used in a wide range of applications and this evaluation kit allows our customers to proto-type 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
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 2.16 is currently not compatible with Evaluation Kit)
The following links can be useful for the customers in developing their own applications.
- To DSPS Application for iOS
- To DSPS Application for Android
- To Grid-EYE Home Page
- 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