With the introduction of Zilog’s Z8F082A-Z8 Encore! XP Microcontroller family, the path was cleared to create a completely new motion detection methodology. The device is based on the high performance eZ8 Core which is a modified Harvard architecture and provides a linear address space, instruction pipelining, and very fast interrupt response. Other features like a Sigma/Delta ADC and 1KB of RAM create the ability to completely redesign the PIR motion detector. Read this paper to learn more.