element14 first to stock Grid-EYE Sensor Evaluation Kit, powered by Panasonic allowing for fast prototyping

element14 has announced it is the first to stock the Grid-EYE Infrared (IR) Array Sensor Evaluation Kit, powered by Panasonic’s high-precision IR sensor platform for fast prototyping.

The Grid-EYE evaluation kit combines Panasonic’s industry leading Grid-EYE sensor, its “nanopower” PAN1740 Bluetooth Smart Module and a microcontroller on one PCB, enabling engineers to design and develop wireless sensor prototypes quickly. It can detect multiple people or objects moving in different directions; up, down, left, right and diagonally, including hand movements for gesture control.

The Grid-EYE Sensor Module includes an 8x8 IR pixel matrix, capable of measuring temperatures ten times per second over a wide temperature range (-20C to +100C). Communicating with the evaluation kit is achieved wirelessly using the built-in Bluetooth module or via a wired USB link.

The kit has two modes of operation; it can function as a standalone device or be connected to an Arduino DUE platform, for applications including motion detection, gesture control, detection of temperature distribution and Internet of Things.

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Additional features include bootloader accessible via a pin header, data display interface to PC and smartphone(Android and iphone) via USB or Bluetooth, reset switches for both board and Bluetooth, and Firmware/app loaded via JTAG header or USB port.

Priced from S$101.95 the Grid-EYE evaluation kit is available from element14 in Asia Pacific; more details at http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-78673.
element14 is Panasonic’s number one high service distributor by product sales in Europe and boasts the manufacturer’s largest stocking profile in both Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information on the product range visit http://sg.element14.com/panasonic-electronic-components.




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