PNL10 OEM Radar Speed Sign Kit

Availability: Full Production

PNL10 kit is an ultra low power speed measurement and display building block. Our state of the art SS300 Doppler radar integrated with a two-digit 7-segment display makes it ideal for use in small, thin and light radar signs for school zones, residential roads, home owners associations, business parks, private roads, large parking lots and other similar installations. With an addition of a power source and enclosure, this kit can be quickly brought to market as a complete product.

Features and Benefits
  • Zero cables highly integrated design assembles in minutes
  • 10.5" digit height with 30% inter-character separation is matched to 300 ft (90m) detection range of the radar for optimal display legibility even in bright sunlight
  • Best in class power efficiency achieved by:
    • Low power SS300 radar drives display eliminating extra CPU
    • In-built ambient light sensing and automatic brightness control
    • Ambient temperature compensation of LED drive voltage
    • High efficiency boost regulator for LED drive voltage
  • With no traffic present, radar automatically powers down the display further reducing power consumption to only 0.1W
  • Wide input supply voltage operation allows flexible power supply options ranging from 3, 4 or 5 cell Lithium Ion packs to 6 or 12V Lead Acid batteries without sacrificing sign efficiency
  • Built-in rotary switch allows user to set cutoff and violator speed alerts in the field without connecting to a computer
  • White LED strobe and display flashing can be optionally activated to draw attention to speeding
  • Easily expandable to a third digit via 5-pin connector
  • Easily trigger your external LED "SLOW DOWN" or other custom message above preset speed
  • Radar is FCC approved with CE mark and available in 24.125GHz and 24.200GHz versions for worldwide deployment
  • Best in class "Advanced In-Radar" traffic statistics option available
  • Complete reference design, evaluation and demo system with state of the art LiFePO4 batteries available to test 2" deep sign

Specifications & Recommended Operating Conditions

VCC 5.5VDC to 15VDC (18V max)
(Radar always on)
Display blank: 9.5 mA
Display at night: 21 mA
Display max bright: 415 mA
Radar RF out 5 mW maximum
Radar fcenter 24.125GHz or 24.200 GHz
Operating °F (°C) -40 (-40) min to 185 (85) max
Pickup Distance 300+ feet (90+ m) in most cases
Beam Angle 38°x45°
Beam Polarization Linear
FCC ID (Radar) TIASS300
CE Mark (Radar) Yes
Dimensions 11”x16”x1.1” (28 x 41 x 2.8 cm)
Weight 1 lbs (450g) approximately
11,000 nits (cdm) maximum
550 nits (cdm) at night

Outline Details (dimensions in inches [mm])

All specifications are subject to change. Pickup distance is typical and will vary with road conditions and targets.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) About PNL10

Q. In addition to the PNL10, what else do I need to provide to complete a speed display product?

A: To complete a working sign you need to provide just a suitable enclosure and power source (AC to DC converter for AC powered signs or battery and charger for battery powered signs.

In fact, we will even suggest to you a suitable AC to DC converter (available for about $10) as well an advanced LiFePO4 battery, AC charger or maximum power point technology (MPPT) ultra-low standby power solar charger to use with your final product. To derive the maximum benefit from our ultra-low power usage PNL10, it is important for it to be matched up with similarly advanced components to complete the sign.

Q. What color LED's are available for the digits in the PNL10?

A. We offer standard "MUTCD" Amber color LED's or as an option for private locations, a very unique and eye catching ultra white LED.

Q. Do you have a 3 digit display offering for KPH roads?

A. The design of the PNL10 allows it to be easily expanded to a 3rd (100's place) digit by adding an LED only "1" digit board. All the drivers for this third digit are already present on the PNL10. Please contact us for more information.

Q. Does the PNL10 collect traffic statistics?

A. The In-Radar Advanced Traffic Statistics collection option is planned to be available starting January 2011.

Q. I would like to make a sign that blinks "SLOW DOWN" if vehicles are speeding. Can I do that with the PNL10?

A. The PNL10 can turn-on (and optionally blink) an external LED string (arranged to read a message of your choice) above a user-set speed. This requires a simple LED only board connected to the expansion connector on the back of the PNL10. We invite you to review appendix "B" in the User Manual for details and a suggested schematic.

Q. Can I use the PNL10 with a traditional lead acid battery or power it from AC mains?

A. Absolutely. The PNL10 is designed to operate from any DC source from 5.5VDC to 18VDC including traditional 12VDC nominal lead acid batteries. To operate from AC mains, you need to provide an inexpensive 5 Watts or greater AC to DC converter. Many such converters are available in the market.

Now Available: PNL10 Test and Evaluation Kit