Panasonic Electric Works Europe AG released the first ever Surface Mount Technology (SMT) thermopile array sensor, the Grid-EYE. Years of continuous research in infrared sensing technology led to the development of a state-of-the-art thermopile sensor that features 64 thermopile elements in an 8 x 8 grid format.
Contrary to conventional thermal sensors that only measure temperature of a certain point-of-contact, Grid-EYE, based on Panasonic’s MEMS technology, can measure temperature of the entire specified area without any contact; in other words, it is a “contact-less thermopile array sensor”. The 64 pixels yield accurate temperature measurement over a viewing angle of 60° provided by a silicon lens. Grid-EYE uses an I²C communication interface, enabling temperature measurements at speeds of 1 or 10 frames/sec. An interrupt function is also available.
Electronica 2012: Hall B6, Stand 105