New development kit for low cost ZigBee motion detector for Home
Monitoring and Senior Lifestyle Systems
Technologies, the industry leading Smart Home semi-conductor/system
company, today announced a new addition to its Smart Home portfolio with
the launch of a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR)
sensor with outstanding performance.
The reference design of the PIR motion detector can enable application
developers to quickly build a ZigBee enabled motion sensor that is ready
to be produced with GreenPeak’s qualified ODMs and can be integrated in
Smart Home applications like home monitoring, senior lifestyle, smart
HVAC or smart lighting.
“The motion detector is one of the corner stones of many Smart Home
applications,” says Cees
Links, CEO of GreenPeak. “Our engineers have optimized the reference
design to combine the three features that really matter in a PIR sensor:
long battery life, low cost and full room coverage. We leave it up to
the application developers to create the exciting applications around it
that truly make our lives more comfortable and safe.”
The reference design is based on GreenPeak’s GP490 ZigBee communication
chip and uses the patented antenna diversity mechanism for enhanced
wireless range and full home coverage.
The motion sensor’s range
detection, optimized with advanced signal processing, provides enhanced
detection performance for full room coverage, as required in multiple
Smart Home applications. This motion detector is capable of disregarding
motion caused by pets, eliminating false alarms.
reference design allows a market price below 10$ and makes it a very
attractive solution for a wide range of applications.
Requiring minimal integration efforts, the reference design includes all
required tools and examples to implement a ZigBee PIR motion sensor
application. An example motion sensor application, including the ZigBee
stack and all necessary application specific components is included.
Software Development tools (IDE, debugger) and a set of user manuals and
application notes are included as well. To assist during the HW
development, GreenPeak provides a set of reference layout and schematic
The PIR sensor kit is the first reference design kit from the new
GreenPeak portfolio of sensor design kits for the smart home. In the
near future, other design kits will be available for door/windows
sensors, leakage detectors and temperature sensors.
About GreenPeak Technologies
GreenPeak Technologies is an award winning fabless semiconductor/system
company and the world recognized leader in the IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee
market with a rich offering of semiconductor products and software
technologies for Smart Home data communications and the Internet of
The GreenPeak founders have significantly contributed to
the invention of WiFi and made it into a commercial success, used by
several billion people today. GreenPeak is recognized as a leader in
developing new wireless technologies for consumer electronics and Smart
Home applications, demonstrating rapid growth and adoption by major
GreenPeak is privately funded. It is headquartered in
Utrecht, The Netherlands and has offices in Belgium, China, France, USA
For more information, please visit www.greenpeak.com.