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Perkinelmer Introduces The Worlds First Digital Pyrodetector For Motion Detection Applications


Perkinelmer Introduces The World’s First Digital Pyrodetector For Motion Detection Applications

Move from Analog to Digital Technology Enables DigiPyro to Deliver Improved EMI Immunity, Reduced Footprint and Reduced System Costs

Fremont, Calif. – March 15, 2006 – PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies, today announced the introduction of the new DigiPyro the world’s first digital pyrodetector, a pyroelectric infrared sensor for home and industrial motion detection applications.

The DigiPyro PYD 1998 dual element pyrodetector provides OEMs with clear performance advantages over traditional analog pyrodetectors and reduces the cost and space requirements associated with analog circuitry. The DigiPyro, PYD 1998, is the first in a new series of digital pyrodetectors from PerkinElmer.

Until the introduction of the DigiPyro, traditional detection instrumentation relied on analog signal processing for motion detection applications. To process an analog signal, these detectors require additional system components such as amplifiers, resistors, capacitors for EMI filtering, and A/D converters, all components that add to system costs without improving performance. While design considerations are different for each customer’s equipment, indications are that system costs due to fewer components can be reduced by up to 20%.

Impaired by cell phone and other EMI signals, traditional analog pyrodetectors are easily disrupted, making them less reliable in use in home and industrial settings. There is significantly improved EMI immunity with the new DigiPyro. Tests show that the power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) is improved by 30 dB, a 32-fold improvement over the traditional analog pyrodetector technology.

“The new DigiPyro illustrates PerkinElmer’s commitment to deploying innovative solutions for a wide range of digital-based, motion detection applications,” said Rick Weiler, Vice President and General Manager, Industrial Products, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics.

PerkinElmer Optoelectronics is a global technology leader in digital imaging, specialty lighting and optical detection technologies. We provide applications-driven, integrated solutions to leading OEMs in Health Sciences and Industrial Science markets. More information about PerkinElmer Optoelectronics recent announcements is available at PerkinElmer Optoelectronics News.

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PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global technology leader driving growth and innovation in Health Sciences and Photonics markets to improve the quality of life. The Company reported revenues of $1.7 billion in 2004, has 10,000 employees serving customers in more than 125 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through or 1-877-PKI-NYSE.


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