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Grid-EYE evaluation kit

Evaluation kit for the Grid-EYE infrared array sensor which integrates a ”nanopower” Bluetooth Low Energy module and a microcontroller.

Introduction

Grid Eye Evaluation Kit

GridAI is the Panasonic Industry’s official evaluation platform for Grid-EYE sensor. The GridAI solution is comprised of the hardware GridAI-kit and GridAI-Xpress Software. Product designers can use GridAI solution for a range of tasks – from reading out Grid-EYE sensors to getting multi-modal data including multiple sensors (e.g., Camera, ToF, etc.) This kit can also act as an out-of-the-box data acquisition platform for engineers working on ML applications for Grid-EYE.

HARDWARE

The hardware shipped from Panasonic Industry is based on classic Arduino form factor making the device easily accessible to hobbyists and product engineers. The GridAI kit contains:

  • Panasonic’s PAN9520 Evaluation Board
  • Grid-EYE sensor shield

Evaluation kit can be ordered on the basis of the lens type (36°, 60° or 90°). For ordering information, consider the table below. Using the versatile PAN9520 Wi-Fi module, the hardware also allows connecting a camera directly to the board, which leads to quick acquisition of synchronized time-stamped multi-modal data (visual domain using camera+ thermal domain using Grid-EYE. Please refer to XXX document for the latest list of supported cameras.

SOFTWARE

GridAI-Xpress software is a data acquisition solution to collect Grid-EYE or multi-modal data. Using the GridAI kit, the software allows user to quickly capture datasets either over USB or WiFi interfaces. The software provides intuitive visualization tools for working with infrared data – e.g. heat mapping, interpolation, etc. It also allows easy export of timestamped data (unimodal OR multi modal) in standard file format (i.e. .csv) More information on the software can be found on. 

Ordering information

Product Name

Wi-Fi

Grid-EYE Type

Name

Order Code

Grid-EYE Connectivity Kit

(Arduino style)

PAN9520

Narrow Angle

9520_EVB_GE36

ENW49D01AWKF

Standard

9520_EVB_GE60

ENW49D01AXKF

Wide Angle

9520_EVB_GE90

ENW49D01AYKF

Documentation

Name File type Size Date Language
PDF Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit - Schematics Software, Documentation 170KB 27.05.2020 English
PDF Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit - User Manual Manual, Manual - Operating instruction 4MB 28.05.2020 English
PDF Grid-EYE Evaluation Kit - Quick Start Guide Manual, QuickStart guide 421KB 27.05.2020 English

Desktop Software for Windows

Name File type Size Date Language
ZIP Temperature Viewer Software 19MB 28.05.2020 English
ZIP „Track Me“ People detection and counting demo Software 21MB 28.05.2020 English

Firmware & Arduino Mode

Name File type Size Date Language
ZIP Evaluation Kit Firmware Software, Firmware 20MB 01.07.2020 English
ZIP SW Example for Arduino mode Software, Sourcecode 14KB 27.05.2020 English

The firmware package includes:

  • Source Code
  • Compiled Binary
  • Software for Flashing the Evaluation Kit

Please use the firmware on the above link to update Evaluation kits to be compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 10. Instructions for how to update the Evaluation Kit firmware can be found in the user manual in chapter 4.3.

Request the TrackMe Source Code via SLA here

Source code for TrackMe is available for business customers under a Software License Agreement (SLA).

Please send an email to to request for the SLA for further details.

Note to our US and Canada based customers: Please start the SLA process through our NA Webpage.