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Mitsubishi Electric to Ship Samples of new Thermal-diode Infrared Sensor Capable of Measuring Temperatures up to 200°C

Mitsubishi Electric will begin shipping samples of a new thermal sensor capable of measurements up to 200°C on February 1, 2023. Mitsubishi Electric’s existing MelDIR, launched in 2019, measures temperatures from -5°C to 60°C for applications including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), security, people counting, and smart buildings. The new MelDIR -MIR8060B3 uses advanced signal processing and an optimized lens to measure temperatures up to 200°C. It also is expected to help shorten the lead time between product planning and production by user support tools such as thermal- imaging examples, demonstration kits and reference designs.

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The new MelDIR -MIR8060B3’s lens’s wide viewing angle (78°x53°) and high pixel count (80×60) enable wide areas to be monitored to distinguish between humans and other heat sources, and also to identify specific human behavior. The new MelDIR “MIR8060B3” is expected to help shorten the lead time between product planning and production by user support tools such as thermal- imaging examples, demonstration kits and reference designs.

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Detection of high temperatures can be used to help humans avoid contact with dangerously hot items and to identify equipment abnormalities to help optimize factory operations. Mitsubishi Electric will start sales of the MIR8060B3 in May 2023 and will continue to explore potential uses for its new MelDIR thermal-diode infrared sensors in wider markets in support of increased safety, health and comfort in global society.