• Filing Date: 2013-03-18
  • Form Type: 10-K
  • Description: Annual report
Document And Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Mar. 01, 2013
Jun. 29, 2012
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2012    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Registrant Name PARKERVISION INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0000914139    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   83,175,434  
Trading Symbol prkr    
Entity Public Float     $ 155,081,750
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No