25.03.15

GreenPeak Launches Smart PIR Sensor for Smart Home Applications

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

GreenPeak Technologies has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low-cost Pass...

GreenPeak Technologies has announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with the launch of a reference design for a low-cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance. The reference design of the PIR motion detector can enable application developers to quickly build a ZigBee-enabled motion sensor that is ready to be produced with GreenPeak’s qualified ODMs and can be integrated in Smart Home applications like home monitoring, senior lifestyle, smart HVAC, or smart lighting. The reference design is based on GreenPeak’s GP490 ZigBee communication chip and uses the patented antenna diversity mechanism for enhanced wireless range and full home coverage. The motion sensor’s range detection, optimised with advanced signal processing, provides enhanced detection performance for full-room coverage, as required in multiple smart home applications. This motion detector is capable of disregarding motion caused by pets, eliminating false alarms. The optimised reference design allows a market price below $10 and makes it a very attractive solution for a wide range of applications. Requiring minimal integration efforts, the reference design includes all required tools and examples to implement a ZigBee PIR motion sensor application. An example motion sensor application, including the ZigBee stack and all necessary application specific components is included. Software Development tools (IDE, debugger) and a set of user manuals and application notes are included as well. To assist during the HW development, GreenPeak provides a set of reference layout and schematic files. www.greenpeak.com