Wednesday, March 04, 2009

MLX90614 Infrared Thermometer

MLX90614 Infrared Thermometer
The MLX90614 module is an intelligent infrared temperature sensor for serial connection to the BASIC Stamp. Communication with the MLX90614 is handled through a bi-directional serial connection on any selected pin of the BASIC Stamp. This module mounts directly on a circuit peg board or connection socket and can sense and measure surface temperatures without surface contact. Sensor inputs may operate under software or hardware control. The Parallax AppMod communications protocol is used, allowing baud rates of 9600, 19,200 and 38,400 baud.

Features of the MLX90614 Infrared Thermometer include:
• Alarm alert for over temperature conditions
• Background running of sensing devices
• Outputs continuous data flow with an active alarm running in background
• 16-bit digital temperature output data, ranging from -70 to 380 ºC
• Multiple modules can be connected off a single I/O processor pin for serial data flow
• Module can act as a stand alone sensor for alarming control
• Sleep setting for low power consumption
• Starts up active without pre-programming using preset writeable defaults