CoolEYE IR 2D Modules

Excelitas CoolEYE Modules are suitable for a variety of applications and range from our cost-effective linear 8-pixel sensor up to 32 pixels in linear or 2D configurations. Different fields-of-view and calibration ranges are also available to support customer specific needs. All Excelitas CoolEYE arrays are offered as plug-and-play modules featuring a sensing chip, robust metal housing with focusing lens, a PCB with microprocessor for calibration and bus interface and a quick connector for streamlined integration.

In many applications, the employment of a multi-pixel sensor provides advantages over single-pixel measurement. A single-pixel IR-sensor delivers an average temperature over the measurement area while a finer spatial temperature resolution can be obtained when using a multi-pixel (array) sensor. This can be achieved with either a sweeping linear IR-array with 8, 16, or even 32 pixels, or a static 2-dimensional array with often only 4 x 4 pixels.

Typical applications are:

  • Room Climate Control: A multi-pixel sensor controls HVAC equipment or a thermostat by measuring the temperature in different zones of a room. The sensor signals are used to direct warm or cold air into the respective areas or to control the water flow in different sections of a floor or wall heater/cooler.
  • Fire and Overheat Detection: IR Thermopiles, more specifically multi-pixel sensors, when integrated with a smoke detector, help to detect hot spots in a room. An emerging application is thermopile arrays combined with a surveillance camera to detect indoor or outdoor fires.  Similarly, these sensors are also used in cooking ranges to monitor oven temperature and provide overheating protection.
  • Elevated Skin Temperature (EST) Screening: A 2-dimensional (4 x 4 pixel) array is preferred for use in measuring temperature distribution of the facial skin temperature for fixed installations or portable equipment.
  • Presence and Motion Detection: Multi-pixel sensors allow the detection of people moving through a room including direction of movement and approximate number of people.

Refer below for our CoolEYE product listing.

Excelitas CoolEYE IR Image Sensors

Product List

Part Number
TPiA 4.4T 4246 L3.9

TPiA 4.4T 4246 L3.9 CoolEYE 16 Pixel Array

The basic CoolEYE 2D Array Module is a small Infrared Array offering 4x4 pixels including a small IR transmissive lens and the Thermopile Sensor. A microprocessor on the module board provides for a calibrated signal and SM Bus interface.