Mitsubishi Electric is identified as a world leader in manufacturing high-quality electrical and electronic equipment. The brand believes in creating a vibrant society by fostering technological innovations and enhancing its services and creative powers. Moving on the same lines, it has released a Thermal Diode Infrared sensor “MeIDIR”. The new sensor is here to meet the growing demand for conventional infrared sensors that are widely used for temperature measurements by detecting the infrared radiation of objects.
Besides meeting the growing demand, this new sensor technology features a wide field of view and offers high pixel and thermal resolution to accurately distinguish between humans and other heat sources, further identifying specific human behavior like running, walking, raising hands, etc. without expensive infrared camera, which is hard to distinguish by present PIR sensors.
The new Mitsubishi Electric Diode Infrared sensor relies on thermal technology that the company previously developed to be used in the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 named DAICHI-2 or ALOS-2. The sensor is designed with 80x60 high pixel resolution, 78°x53° field of view and 100mK thermal resolution for better efficiency in identifying humans and objects. This is the second generation of the MeIDIR sensor announced in 2019.
Compared to the conventional 80x32 pixel resolution, the thermal diode infrared sensor comes with the same package size but a high field of view and pixel resolution. This leads to accurate processing of infrared data supported by a 2-4 times larger detection area.
The thermal diode infrared sensor comes with a 4/8 fps (selective) frame rate that is twice the specifications of the conventional MeIDIR and optimized sensitivity corrections for superior thermal images. These features seamlessly work together for the accurate identification of fast-moving heat sources.
Customers can make use of application samples, evaluation kit, application-specific reference designs to support sample evaluations, and the development of the thermal diode infrared sensor. These user support tools further assist in the right product planning and design.
The thermal diode infrared sensor is developed and designed following the directives of the Restrictions of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS). This embraces the spirit of eco-friendly development by the brand’s environmental statement.
Mitsubishi Electric’s unique thermal diode infrared sensor technology gives the ability to acquire detailed thermal images and improves the identification of people and other objects. This, in turn, makes it ideal for use in crime prevention, high-security areas, surveillance monitoring, people counting systems, temperature-sensitive equipment, and other new normal applications for a smart society.
With 100 years of experience in providing reliable and high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric is a recognized world leader in enriching society with its innovative technology. The new thermal diode infrared sensor technology will have a crucial role to play in helping the surveillance, security, HVAC, and smart building markets.