FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3401
TOKYO, March 10, 2021 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that its Mitsubishi Electric Diode InfraRed (MelDIR) sensor lineup will introduce on July 1 a new thermal sensor featuring a wide field of view (FoV) and high 80x60 pixel resolution for applications including security, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), people counting, smart buildings and thermal scanners. The new MelDIR sensor accurately distinguishes between humans and other heat sources and enables the identification of specific human behavior, such as walking, running or raising hands.
New MelDIR thermal diode infrared sensor (80x60 pixels)
Fig.1 Comparison of detection areas of conventional and new MelDIRs
Fig.2 Thermal images captured with new product
Fig.3 Evaluation kit
|Pixels||80 x 60||80 x 32|
|FoV||78° x 53° (Typ.)||78° x 29° (Typ.)|
|Frame rate||4 / 8 fps (selective)||4 fps (fixed)|
|Temp. resolution (NETD)||100mK (Typ.)|
|Product dimensions||19.5 x 13.5 x 9.5mm|
|Detectable temp. range||-5 to 60°C|
|Interface||Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)|
Infrared sensors that measure temperatures by detecting the infrared radiation of objects are already used widely for security, HVAC, people counting, smart buildings and thermal scanners. The demand is growing, however, for sensors that offer high pixel and thermal resolution to distinguish between humans and other heat sources and to identify specific human behavior. To meet this growing demand, Mitsubishi Electric will soon release a new MelDIR featuring a wide FoV (78°x53°) and both high-pixel (80x60) and high-thermal (100mK) resolution.
This product is compliant with the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) directives 2011/65/EU and (EU)2015/863.
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