Panasonic – Compact PIR sensors offer wide choice of lenses and detection characteristics


Panasonic’s PaPIR family of Pyroelectric Infrared (PIR) sensors are complete systems for human motion detection, including lenses.

The digital output of the PaPIR products, provided as TTL and LVTTL signals, may be directly connected to a microcontroller, making it easy to integrate the sensors into circuit designs and allowing the fastest possible development time.

The modular PaPIR product portfolio includes more than 70 sensor variants, giving designers a solution for almost every known application, including both wired and battery- powered systems.

The PaPIR family of sensors is notable for its small dimensions – with sizes down to 0.6mm x 0.6mm – combined with small optics. At the same time, the PaPIR products offer excellent detection capabilities.

An improved signal-to-noise ratio ensures very reliable operation.

Products in the PaPIR family include:
• EKMB series – highly sensitive, and very low current of 1μA, 2μA or 6μA in stand-by mode
• EKMC series – low-cost product, also available in a lensless variant
• AMN series – special lenses for narrow field of view


  • Excellent resistance to radiation noise
  • High sensitivity
  • Ferroelectric sensing element
  • Compact lens designs


  • Office automation
  • Home appliances
  • Signage
  • Vending machines
  • Security equipment
  • IoT devices
  • Thermostats
  • Lighting controls