IR sensor demo kit for smart devices

July 04, 2019 //By Rich Pell
IR sensor demo kit for smart devices
Photonic solutions provider Excelitas Technologies (Waltham, MA) has introduced an infrared (IR) sensor demo kit for smart devices.

Its new IR Sensor Demo Kit, says the company, facilitates the comparative evaluation of infrared temperature, motion, and presence detectors. The kit's universal board easily connects a wide range of the company's IR sensors to developer PCs via a USB interface to enable quick evaluation for OEMs looking to integrate sensors into their consumer, IoT, and smart home products.

"OEMs are increasingly relying on presence and motion sensors to pack more technology and function into smart devices and similar products," says Wolfgang Schmidt, Senior Product Manager IR Sensing Solutions at Excelitas Technologies. "Our comprehensive multi-sensor demo kit software represents a valuable tool for selecting tried-and-tested IR sensors."

Comprising an interface board, sensor adapters, and user-friendly software, the kit supports both thermopile and pyroelectric sensors. All basic parameters are accessible in the accompanied Windows software for thorough examination of different types of sensors. Suitable adapter boards either feature sensor-specific sockets or, in the case of SMD products, are supplied with sensors soldered onto the board.

"Among our leading-edge sensor offerings, low-power detectors such as our CaliPile Multi-Function IR Sensor have proven to be an ideal fit for battery-powered devices requiring energy efficiency," says Schmidt. "Instead of requiring multiple detectors for separate functions, CaliPile’s single compact smart sensor remotely measures temperature, while detecting motion and simultaneously monitoring presence in activating and maintaining device mode."

For fast development of pure CaliPile applications, the company also offers simplified evaluation software specifically for this sensor family in addition to the comprehensive multi-sensor demo kit software.

Excelitas Technologies


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