Grid-Eye Evaluation Kit

Grid-EYE sensor Evaluation Kit enables fast prototyping of IoT and many other applications

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has launched this evaluation kit for its Grid-Eye infrared array sensor, which integrates a ”nanopower” Bluetooth Smart module and a microcontroller. The kit is intended for prototyping the Grid-EYE sensor which is a 64 pixel IR camera in a surface mount package measuring 11.6mm x 8mm x 4.3mm, which integrates the MEMS sensor, lens and I2C interface.

The integrated Bluetooth module in the evaluation kit, the PAN1740, draws 4.9mA in transmit or receive operating modes, which means it can be powered by coin cell batteries. The IR sensor has 64 thermopile elements in an 8×8 grid format that detect absolute surface temperature without any contact.


The evaluation kit for Grid-EYE sensor offers the following characteristics:

Fast evaluation
With the already existing software for PC, our customers can evaluate the sensor immediately.

Fast Prototyping
User can easily do rapid prototyping using the Python, Labview source codes and the examples provided.

Easy to develop own applications
With the already existing APIs provided to our customer the following can be achieved:

  • API Level 1: Basic sensor features
  • API Level 2: Image processing and object detection
  • API Level 3: Human detection and tracking


Some of the distinguishing product features are as following:

  • Grid-EYE sensor AMG8832
  • Bluetooth Smart Module PAN1740
  • Atmel ATSAM-D21G18A Microcontroller
  • Dual purpose evaluation board with independent and Arduino modes
  • Display the data to a PC or smartphone
  • LabView Compatible


The sensor itself can be used in a wide range of applications and this evaluation kit allows our customers to proto-type and test it in their own designs.

  • Motion Detection
  • Presence Detection
  • Temperature Detection
  • Hot Spot Detection
  • Safety and Lighting Control
  • Building Control and Energy Saving
  • People tracking/counting
  • Consumer Comfort
  • Gesture Control

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