Motion Detector (PIR, uWave, etc.)

Your repository for motion detector design resources


Motion detectors, or occupancy detectors, have several applications in building automation systems. They sense a person’s movement and presence in a room or zone, and are often used as an input device to building security or lighting control systems. Regardless of the application, there are some common design challenges that effect motion detector systems.

  • TI designs demonstrate ways to achieve long battery life for low power designs, for example, our design showing how to achieve up to 10+ years on a single coin cell battery
  • TI designs show how to implement low power wireless communication to the motion detector
  • TI’s wide range of wireless communication devices include Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth, Zigbee and other 2.4GHz and Sub-1GHz standards help you design for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • TI has a broad portfolio of operational amplifiers and comparators for various methods of motion detection, including PIR sensors and ultrasonic sensors

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HTM 9 KB 13 Mar 2018 1560
PDF 2.19 MB 07 Nov 2017 2256
HTM 8 KB 12 May 2017 308
HTM 8 KB 06 Mar 2017 104
PDF 141 KB 05 Dec 2016 510
PDF 271 KB 02 Nov 2016 262

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PDF 1.23 MB 10 Jan 2018 1198
PDF 1000 KB 17 Apr 2017 9022
PDF 444 KB 21 Jan 2016 900
PDF 1011 KB 07 May 2014 1606

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