Panasonic Industry introduces new PaPIRs sensors with 14mm lensFollow article
Because of their unique design concept, optimal detection performance and lens dimensions ranging from at least compact to spectacularly ultra-small, Panasonic Industry pyroelectric infrared motion sensors (PaPIRs) have convincingly conquered their position in the respective markets.
Thanks to the special design of the small pyroelectric elements, it is possible to use a smaller lens size while keeping the same detection area and distance compared to conventional sensors.
The PaPIRs support a straightforward and trouble-free design-in process due to their integrated amplifier/comparator circuits inside a TO-5 metal can (digital type), preventing interferences caused by electromagnetic fields, such as those generated by cell phones and wireless devices. A special differential circuit design is introduced for the EKMB 6μA type for applications where a high noise resistance is required (up to GHz range).
Just lately, Panasonic Industry has broadened its offer of EKM series PaPIRs with two new models both coming with a 14mm small lens diameter and same pinning structure, each type has a unique and specific detection performance.
The Wide Area Detection type has a maximum detection area of 12.9m at a typical ceiling height of 3m – an unrivaled performance in the market in a package that small. Thus, it renders the perfect motion sensor for large areas, such as entrance halls, open space offices, corridors or parking lots and many other public spaces.
The Ultra Slight Motion Detection type on the other hand impresses with an extremely high and almost gapless switching zone density and an exceptionally high sensitivity. A perfect choice wherever small objects and movements need to be reliably detected, for example in meeting rooms, waiting rooms or single offices.
This is good news in the light of an ever growing demand for automated surveillance and monitoring applications within the smart building automation and public security infrastructure.
All such devices in these sectors depend on modern sensor technology that is expected to function reliably and to appear as unobtrusive/non-visible as possible.
Particularly worth mentioning would be here the area of contemporary lighting control technology, such as retrofit built-in sensors for luminaires or built-in/surface-mounted wall or ceiling sensors. PIR sensor solutions are furthermore of increasing relevance for HVAC or Smart Home devices: Air conditioning, air purifiers, thermostats, exhaust and circulating air fans or – if we speak about smart home convenience – IP cameras, intrusion sensors, AI devices or automated lighting control.
Both sensors suit indoor and outdoor environments thanks to a UV-stabilized lens. Because of the same sensor dimensions, different applications can be realized with one standard housing. Lens colors are available in white, pearl white and black.
EKMB types have a digital output (open drain) and a very low standby power consumption of 1μA, 2μA, 6μA. EKMC types offer a digital or analog output (op-amp) of 170μA.
Whoever is looking for next-gen multipurpose sensor technology - respectively a swift and cost-efficient design process will discover the EKMB and EKMC series as an ideal choice and will provide future customers with unobtrusive functionality they can rely on.
Learn more on the latest members of Panasonic's PIR sensor family: