Grid-EYE click is a 8x8 thermal array sensor-detector that carries the AMG8853 infrared array sensor from Panasonic. The click is designed to run on either 3.3V or 5V power supply. It communicates with the target MCU over I2C interface.
Use the Grid-EYE click to detect absolute surface temperature without any contact. Or use it to detect the movement of people and objects.
Take a look at how Panasonic's AMG8853 64 thermal sensors see a moving hand:
The AMG8853 is made out of 64 individual thermal sensors. It can build an image according to the heat it detects. You don’t need light to form a picture.
The temperature measuring range is from -20°C to +100°C.
The detecting distance is 5m, the viewing angle 60 degrees.
The AMG8853 has a built-in thermistor for suppressing ambient temperature noise.
The I2C levels and address are jumper selectable, while the AMG8853 is supplied with designated voltage.
Infrared waves are outside the visible spectrum of the human eye, just like radio waves. Even though people can’t see infrared waves, they can certainly feel them, in the form of heat.
Our bodies emit heat or infrared radiation, and the AMG8853 thermal array sensor can detect it.
|Applications||Thermal imaging systems, detecting movement of people and objects, etc|
|MCU||AMG8853 thermal array sensor from Panasonic|
|Key Features||5 m detecting distance, 60 degrees viewing angle, 64 individual thermal sensors|
|Key Benefits||Detect absolute surface temperature without any contact|
|Input Voltage||3.3V or 5V|
|Click board size||M (42.9 x 25.4 mm)|
This table shows how the pinout on Grid-EYE click corresponds to the pinout on the mikroBUS™ socket (the latter shown in the two middle columns).
|NC||2||RST||INT||15||INT||INT out to MCU|
|Power supply||+3.3V||7||3.3V||5V||10||+5V||Power supply|
|Designator||Name||Default Position||Default Option||Description|
|JP1||LOGIC SEL||Left||3.3V||Logic Level Voltage Selection, left position 3.3V, right position 5V|
|JP2||ADDR SEL||Right||0||I2C address selection, right 0 (0b1101 000) Left 1 (0b1101 001)|
|PWR||Power||LED||Power supply LED, lights green when power is on.|
|Supply Voltage (with AMG8853 module)||5||5||V|
|I2C Levels (JP1 select)||0||5||V|
|INT out (JP1 select)||0||5||V|
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