MAXREFDES131# is a sensing solution featuring the Panasonic AMG8833 Grid-EYE and the Maxim 1-Wire bus, enabled by the DS28E17. Panasonic's Grid-EYE is an 8x8 (64) pixel infrared array sensor with digital output (I ²C) for thermal presence, direction, and temperature values. Its built-in lens includes a 60 degree viewing angle. Grid-EYE features compact SMD design using MEMS thermopile technology. Panasonic's product page for the device is here.
Applications for this sensor can include: digital signage, security, lighting control, kiosk / ATM, medical imaging, automatic doors, thermal mapping, people counting, robotics, and others. Maxim's reference design board features RJ-11 connectors and convenient mounting holes for quick evaluation and implementation.
Example source code for interfacing with MAXREFDES131# is available for both Arm mbed and Arduino platforms. This design works with MAXREFDES132#, a hardware 1-Wire shield. A demonstration GUI allows for visual feedback of up to 10 daisy-chained MAXREFDES131# 1-Wire Grid-EYE sensors.
Bill-of-materials, schematics, layout files, and fabrication files are all available from the Design Resources tab. In addition, boards are available for purchase.
The design features; 1-Wire network connectivity; flexible location/deployment; sleep mode; availability of example source code; and a demonstration GUI