Temp&Hum 13 Click is a Click board™ which is perfectly suited for measuring the relative humidity (RH) and temperature. The Click board™ is equipped with the HTU21DF, an accurate and reliable sensor IC, packed in a miniature 3x3mm DFN package from TE Connectivity. This sensor is fully calibrated and features fast response time, low power consumption, full interchangeability with no calibration required, instantaneous desaturation after long periods in saturation phase and many more. This Click board™ can be used for the development of the many different relative humidity and temperature measuring applications, including weather stations, reliable monitoring systems, asset tracking, HVAC/R based applications, and more.
Temp&Hum 13 Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development.
Temp&Hum 13 Click can measure the humidity in the range from 0 to 100 %RH and temperature in the range from -40 °C to +125 °C, with the typical accuracy of ±2 %RH and ±0.3 ℃. It consumes small amounts of power while in operation, delivering processed and calibrated measurement values over the I2C interface. Thanks to its high reliability and long-term stability, Temp&Hum 13 Click is perfectly suited for various applications, including battery operated weather stations, reliable monitoring systems, asset tracking, HVAC/R based applications, and more. Due to its low power consumption, this Click board™ is a good solution for development of IoT-based and battery powered applications.
The sensor IC used on the Temp&Hum 13 Click is the HTU21DF, a digital relative humidity sensor with temperature output from TE Connectivity. This sensor is factory calibrated to ±2% relative humidity and ±0.3°C temperature accuracy. It has an integrated heating element that is used for functionality diagnosis as well. This heating element can be simply activated by setting a bit in the appropriate register. In the case when the heater is powered on, the typical power consumption is about 5.5mW.
Internally, two sensors are connected to the two separated ADC sections with variable resolution of 12 -14 bits for the temperature and 8-12 bits for relative humiditiy measurement. The OTP memory holds the calibration coefficients that are applied to the measured value and the results are stored on the output registers, in the MSB/LSB format. These values are then used in formulas found in the HTU21DF datasheet so that the final temperature or relative humidity data can be calculated. It is also possible to correct the offsets with custom values.
Temp&Hum 13 Click uses the I2C protocol to communicate with the host MCU. Its I2C bus pins are routed to the mikroBUS™ I2C pins and are pulled to a HIGH logic level by the onboard resistors. The final I2C address of this IC is factory determined. There are two different operation modes to communicate with the HTU21D sensor: Hold Controller mode and No Hold Controller mode. In the first case, the SCK line is blocked (controlled by HTU21D(F) sensor) during measurement process while in the second case the SCK line remain open for other communication while the sensor is processing the measurement.
The HTU21DF IC itself is a very low power consumption device and it can work in two modes: sleep and active (measurement) mode. The device enters the sleep the mode as soon as possible, to save power. This makes the HTU21DF suitable to be used in battery-powered applications. In these applications, the HTU21DF spends most of the time in sleep mode, with the typical current consumption of 20 nA. While in the active mode, the typical current consumption is 450µA.
The provided Click board™ library contains simple and easy to use functions, which simplify configuring and reading of the measurement data. These functions are demonstrated in the included example application and can be used as a reference for custom projects. These functions can be used in mikroC, mikroBasic and mikroPascal compilers for all MCU architectures, supported by MikroElektronika.
This Click board™ is designed to be operated only with 3.3V logic level. A proper logic voltage level conversion should be performed before the Click board™ is used with MCUs with logic levels of 5V. It is ready to be used as soon as it is inserted into a mikroBUS™ socket of the development system.
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