Document And Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2013
Aug. 07, 2013
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2013  
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 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   92,411,029
Trading Symbol prkr