Alessandro Mastellari - Technical Specialist at Avnet Abacus
Alessandro has over 20 years experience in the electronics industry, spanning product management and technical Marketing. He has held roles at ECC Elettronica and Abacus Group before joining Avnet as part of the Abacus acquisition in 2009.
There are two primary technologies used in detecting the presence of people, pyro-electric / passive infra-red (PIR) and ultrasonic. Alessandro Mastellari takes a look at how they differ and how they work.
As the world becomes increasingly smart and connected, batteries can be undesirable in some of the use cases. Kinetic energy harvesting is an alternative that can help achieve longer operating lifetimes, relieve ownership costs, and ideally improve r