Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has declared to release its Mitsubishi Electric Diode InfraRed (MelDIR) sensor lineup on July 1.
A new thermal sensor featuring a wide field of view (FoV) and high 80×60 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.
1)Wide field of view and high-pixel resolution
- Wide FoV (78°x53°) and high pixel (80×60) resolution support accurate processing of infrared data.
- Compared to conventional 80×32 pixel MelDIR, the detection area is 2-4 times larger and thermal resolution of 100mK, or 0.1°C, is similar.
- The small pixel size of the thermal diode infrared sensor achieves the same package size as the conventional 80×32 pixel MelDIR.
2)Superior images achieved with faster frame rate and optimized sensitivity correction
- Compared to a conventional 80×32 pixel MelDIR, the frame rate is double and sensitivity correction is optimized for the surrounding area for superior thermal images.
- Accurate identification of fast-moving heat sources supports crime prevention, people counting, animal detection, etc.
3)User-support tools shorten development time
- Customers can use application samples, evaluation kits, reference codes and application-specific reference designs to support sample evaluations, product planning and product development.
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 (80×60) and high-thermal (100mK) resolution.