New TMP006-based contactless infrared MEMS temperature sensor BoosterPack!

NAME: Contact-less infrared MEMS temperature sensor BoosterPack

Manufacturer: Texas Instruments


PRICE: $25



The TMP006 is the first in a series of temperature sensors that measure the temperature of an object without the need to make contact with the object. This sensor uses a thermopile to absorb the infrared energy emitted from the object being measured and uses the corresponding change in thermopile voltage to determine the object temperature.

Infrared sensor voltage range is specified from –40°C to +125°C to enable use in a wide range of applications. Low power consumption along with low operating voltage makes the device suitable for battery-powered applications.

The 430BOOST-TMP006 is a BoosterPack for the MSP430 LaunchPad (MSP-EXP430G2) and communicates with the MSP430 microcontroller over I2C. This BoosterPack features 2 sockets that enable 2x TMP006EVM modules to plug into the MSP430. 1x TMP006EVM module is included in the kit.

For more information, click here to view the tools folder.