This breakout board provides a convenient way to start using the fantastic MLX90614 module, a high precision, small size, single-zone IR thermometer (temperature sensor)!
Want to read temperature without touching the object you’re measuring? Then the MLX90614 IR Thermometer 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 such as Arduino, ESP8266, BeagleBone or Raspberry Pi! 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.
- The onboard MLX90614 includes a low noise amplifier, a 17-bit ADC, and a powerful DSP module in a TO-39 throug-hole package
- This 0.45in×0.66in breakout PCB facilitates using the MLX90614, specially on solderless breadboards!
- Sturdy (1.6mm), blue PCB with a 4-pin header on one side (Vdd, Vss, SDA, and SCL)
- 4-Pin header included (requires soldering!)