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What is a passive infrared sensor (PIR)?
A Passive InfraRed (PIR) sensor is an electronic device that measures infrared light radiating from objects in its field of view.
PIR sensors are often used in the construction of PIR-based motion detectors. Apparent motion is detected when an infrared
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2000-09-07 X-10 compatible infrared remote control
This application note explains and shows the design and construction of an X-10-compatible IR remote control using the Zilog Z86L06 microcontroller.
1999-10-14 Wireless infrared data communications using the IRM3XXX family of IrDA compatible infrared transceivers
This application note discusses the IrDA serial infrared data link standard version 1.0 and the Siemens IRM3001, and IRM3105 transceiver module.
2008-10-08 Vishay's 5V infrared receivers sport upgrades
Vishay Intertechnology has announced that it is upgrading the performance of its 5V infrared receivers with a new-generation IC that increases sensitivity of the device by 15 percent while improving pulse width accuracy.
2006-11-06 Vishay files patent suit for its infrared tech
Vishay has filed a patent infringement law suit against firms and individuals selling appliances manufactured in China for use of its infrared receiver module technology.
2005-08-09 Small IR LEDs enable infrared sensing for portable devices
Touted as one of the smallest surface-mount IR LEDs available, the new TT electronics OPTEK Technology OP200 IR LED, packaged in a 0805 size, enable design engineers to incorporate infrared sensing into portable electronic devices.
2003-07-15 Silicon opto-detectors reach near-infrared level
Associated Opto-electronics Corp. has released its GT101 series of silicon opto-electronic detectors that are suitable for visible light detection apps.
2010-08-03 Silicon optical amplifier targets mid-infrared band
IBM fabricated a new silicon optical amplifier that targets the mid-infrared band used by heat sensors, medical imagers and industrial process monitors.
2003-07-21 ROHM infrared module includes driver LSI
ROHM Co. Ltd has developed the RPM882-H7 IrDA infrared comms module that incorporates a built-in LED driver, and remote control transmission function.
2005-11-21 Renesas, Access embed infrared into handsets
Renesas Technology Corp. has partnered with mobile net browser specialist Access Co. Ltd on the development of a 4Mbps infrared communications solution for mobile handsets.
2004-12-08 PIR (passive infrared) detector using st7flite05/09/superlite
This app note explains how to design a low cost PIR detector (human motion detector) using the ST7FLITE05 (09) microcontroller family.
2011-09-20 Passive infrared sensing with RS08KA MCU
Learn about the implementation of passive infrared motion detector using Freescale's RS08KA microcontroller family.
2004-02-20 Optonics to deliver Infrared Laboratories IREM system
Optonics Inc. has inked a strategic marketing agreement with Infrared Laboratories Inc., a provider of design verification and diagnostic solutions.
2010-11-10 New long wave infrared lenses for security applications debut
LightPath Technologies unveils focal length and thermal imaging lenses for security products
2004-11-30 Managing the infrared cell in the ST7 monitor MCUs family
This app note will explain the basics of the infrared cell, and how to manage common TV remote controls of both RCA and SONY brands by means of simple software routines.
2005-04-06 LightPath unveils long wavelength infrared lenses
LightPath Technologies announced it now has the ability to mold long wavelength infrared aspheric optics.
2011-06-23 IR window allows infrared inspection
Fluke has launched the CLV IR Window, an indoor IR window which lets electricians to perform NFPA 70E compliant infrared inspections.
2004-03-10 Ion Optics, IMT produce infrared gas sensors
Ion Optics Inc. and Innovative Micro Technology (IMT) have partnered to bring Ion Optics' SensorChip products into production. Ion Optic's SensorChip is a silicon micro-machined infrared gas sensor.
2003-08-01 Infrared transceiver offers 1m transmit distance
Vishay Intertechnology has released what it claims is the industry's smallest FIR transceiver suitable for short-distance communications.
2010-02-11 Infrared thermometer using PSoC
This application note describes how to build an infrared thermometer using PSoC. This design uses no external active components to buffer, amplify and detect the signal source.
2000-12-05 Infrared sensing and data transmission fundamentals
This application note presents a "primer" on the techniques of constructing a high-speed IR system design.
2005-03-07 Infrared LEDs with 40C viewing angle
Hui Yuan Electronic announced the general availability of its HY-5013I1 series of round infrared LEDs that have a wavelength of 940nm and viewing angle of 40.
2013-04-25 Infrared heating for microfluidic chips avoids polymer damage
Infrared treatment instead of a high-temperature processing technique will allow for production of tiny devices without damaging the polymer components.
1999-06-29 Infrared Data (IrDA) Communication
This paper discusses the issues when implementing protocol stacks and testing completed IrDA portable devices.
2002-12-11 Implementing a USB-to-Infrared (Philips RCMM) Dongle
This application note describes the implementation of a USB-IR dongle and a USB compound hub with a USB-IR dongle device.
2016-02-19 Hyperspectral sensors flaunt extended near infrared range
Imec showcased a set of hyperspectral sensor and camera solutions with extended spectral range, going from the visible light up to near infrared, featuring 140+bands in the 470nm to 900nm range.
2009-07-10 Home entertainment RCs: Infrared vs. RF
Know how RF-based remote controls overcome three major limitations of infrared technologies.
2004-12-15 Fundamentals of the infrared physical layer
This app note describes the fundamentals of the infrared physical layer, the IrDA standard and selecting the proper discrete emitter and photodiode components for circuit implementation.
2004-05-25 Fundamentals of the infrared physical layer
This app note describes the fundamentals of the infrared physical layer, the IrDA standard and selecting the proper discrete emitter and photodiode components for circuit implementation.
2005-11-04 E-Power LEDs are offered in infrared versions
Para Light Corp. introduced infrared versions of its EP2 and EP4 families of E-Power LEDs.
1999-10-30 Combining radial and SMT infrared components in and on the circuit board
This paper presents the new SMT-RADIAL family that represents a harmonious synthesis of radial and SMT components that combines the properties of both components in optimal fashion: lens for high radiant intensity or sensitivity as well as surface-mount capability.
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