ACROBOTIC IR Temperature Detector Breakout Board (MLX90614/GY-906)


Regular price $14.95

Want to read temperature without touching the object you're measuring? Then the MLX90614 Infra-Red (IR) Thermometer (datasheet) is the sensor for you! By detecting the Infra-Red (IR) light emitted by an object, this IC can read temperatures between –95 and 720ºF (–70 and 382.2°C) with a whopping 17-bit resolution. That’s 128 times more precise than the ADC on the ATmega328 microcontroller onboard an Arduino UNO, and implies that the sensor can distinguish temperatures between 25ºC and 25.02ºC without even coming in contact with the object!

This breakout board makes it easy to connect this sensor to your microcontroller board or single-board computer! The four pins correspond to power (VCC, GND) and I2C communication (SDA, SCL). We've included in our design pull-up resistors on the I2C lines as customary. They can be disabled, as usual, by using the solder jumpers on the back of the board.

As with all of our Breakout Boards the pin headers are included, but they're not soldered in to allow for different use cases!

The MLX90614 on this Breakout Board is an IR Thermometer that allows to perform non-contact temperature measurements. Both the IR sensitive thermopile detector chip, and the signal conditioning ASIC co-exist within the same TO-39 can. The MLX90614 includes a low noise amplifier, a 17-bit ADC, and a powerful DSP module, which combine to give this little sensor both a high accuracy as well as resolution!

Features

  • Read temperature without touching the object you're measuring with the MLX90614 Infrared (IR) Thermometer Sensor
  • Connect the two-wire interface (I2C) to your Arduino, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi, etc.
  • Supply voltage range is 4.5~5.5VDC
  • MLX90614 includes a low noise amplifier, a 17-bit ADC, and a powerful DSP module in a TO-39 throug-hole package
  • Includes 4-Pin header for easy connection to your development boards or solderless breadboard