Infrared SensorsHow to use the evaluation board, amplifier circuit design example (circuit sample)

Pyroelectric infrared sensor evaluation board: IMX-070

About the Evaluation Board

At Murata, we have prepared an evaluation board to enable you to easily begin evaluating our pyroelectric infrared sensors.
It can be used for security device support and human presence detection applications.

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Evaluation Board appearance

TOP side
BACK side
TOP side with
IML-0685 or IML-0688

Basic Specifications

  • Rated voltage: 3.3V
  • Output signal: analog, comparator
  • Dimensions: 48 x 30 mm

Four corner holes for mounting
The holes around the sensor are for mounting lenses other than the IML-0685/0688 and are not used with this kit (IMX-070)

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Amplifier circuit design example (circuit sample)

This circuit design example assembles a two-stage amplifier circuit.

Example of amplifier frequency characteristics

  • ■Amplifier gain: 64.6 dB (2.0 Hz)
  • ■Cutoff frequency (-3 dB): 0.63 to 6.9 Hz

Because the majority of human movement speeds are included within the range of 0.7 to 10 Hz, we are using an amplifier circuit with a gain in that frequency band.

*To change the amplifier frequency response, change the value of the components indicated with red characters in the circuit diagram (R3, R4, R5, R8, C4, C5, C6, C7).

Waveform example

  • ■Upper limit threshold value: 2.25 V
  • ■Lower threshold value: 1.05 V

The circuit example is set to the values above.
When the threshold value set by the analog waveform (yellow/AOUT) is exceeded, the digital waveform (green/COUT) turns on.

*To adjust the threshold value level, change the value of the components displayed in blue characters in the circuit diagram (R9, R10, R11, R12).

Precautions during PCB design

  1. Avoid placing heat-generating components near the pyro sensor.
    (Pyro sensor reacts to heat change and generate output signal.)
  2. Voltage regulator should be used as stabilized power supply to pyro sensor and amplifier circuit.
    *To avoid output voltage change due to supply voltage change
  3. Rs(resistor between source and ground) should be not so high resistance.
  4. Avoid placing RF components near the pyro sensor.
    (e.g. antenna, RF transmitter and module)
  5. Wiring pattern should be wide and short.
  6. Sufficiently enhancing ground plane.