element14 launches Panasonic’s new laser particle sensor

element14, the global distributor of Electronic components products and solutions under Futura, has announced the supply of the new laser particulate matter (PM) sensor SN-GCJA5 from Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH, further expanding its range of high-quality sensor products. The SN-GCJA5 is designed to address the growing global concern about indoor air quality and is a key component of air quality monitoring, air conditioning, building automation, smart home, HVAC systems, air purifiers, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, test and measurement instruments, and environmental Ideal solution for applications such as monitoring.

The SN-GCJA5 laser PM sensor uses an innovative optical sensor assembly that enables precise detection of particles as small as 0.3µm, while extending sensor life and maintaining high reliability at all times. Its advanced laser light scattering technology enables the sensor to provide fast response when detecting smoke, environmental dust and other harmful pollutants. The size of the SN-GCJA5 is only 37x37x12mm, which can be easily integrated into various air quality monitoring equipment. It also provides convenient I²C and UART (TTL) connections and goes beyond traditional LED-based concepts in many ways.

Key features of the Panasonic SN-GCJA5 Laser PM Sensor include:

High-precision laser sensor can detect ultra-fine suspended particles in the air, such as PM2.5, PM10 and PM1;

High-precision, high-sensitivity and fast-response laser diodes;

Automatic calibration function;

Optimized air channel structure design to minimize dust accumulation, thus avoiding “tracking” for electrical safety;

On-board microprocessor that analyzes waveforms and outputs converted mass density (μg/m3) via I2C and UART interfaces.

Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH is part of the Panasonic Group and focuses on automotive and industrial product development. The company offers a diversified product portfolio covering electronic components, equipment and modules, as well as complete solutions and production equipment for production lines in various industries.

element14 provides customers with a wide range of support services, including free online resources, data sheets, application notes, videos and webinars, as well as 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, local language technical support.

Customers can now purchase the Panasonic SN-GCJA5 PM sensor through Farnell (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Newark (North America) and element14 (Asia Pacific).

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