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Environmental pyroelectric passive infrared (PIR) sensors

KEMET has announced a set of new solutions for industrial applications with a range of environmental PIR sensors.

By utilizing the pyroelectric effect, these thin-film PZT sensors are able to deliver higher levels of sensitivity and faster response times to ensure rapid and accurate detection of gas, flame, motion, food and organic compounds for industrial automation, lighting, power generation and distribution, among many other applications.

Built with hybrid micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, these high-quality environmental sensors are packaged in a small surface-mount device (SMD) for use in portable and battery-powered detectors.

A capacity for low power consumption, low maintenance, and low sensitivity to mechanical and thermal shock allows for stable performance and a lifespan of up to 15 years, making them suitable for small, smart, or IoT (Internet of Things) devices in industrial, consumer, automotive and medical applications. Compatibility with industry-standard I2C communication enables plug-and-play connectivity to microcontrollers making these sensors easy to configure, tune, and calibrate.

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Neil Tyler

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