Barometer 8 Click is a compact add-on board used to measure air pressure in a specific environment. This board features the ILPS22QS, an ultra-compact piezoresistive absolute pressure sensor that functions as a digital output barometer from STMicroelectronics. The ILPS22QS comprises a sensing element and an IC chip for signal processing in one package, converts pressure into a 24-bit digital value, and sends the information via a configurable host interface that supports SPI and I2C serial communications. It has a selectable dual full-scale absolute pressure range, up to 1260hPa and 4060hPa, with an accuracy of 0.5hPa over a wide operating temperature range. This Click board™ is suited for various pressure-based applications, industrial, consumer, weather stations, and more.
Barometer 8 Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development.
Barometer 8 Click as its foundation uses the ILPS22QS, a high-accuracy absolute pressure sensor that functions as a digital output barometer from STMicroelectronics. The ILPS22QS delivers ultra-low pressure noise with low power consumption and operates over an extended temperature range from -40°C to +105°C. It has a selectable dual full-scale absolute pressure range, from 260 up to 1260hPa or 4060hPa, with an accuracy of 0.5hPa, ideally suited to the harsh environmental conditions in industrial and consumer applications.
The ILPS22QS comprises a sensing element based on a piezoresistive Wheatstone bridge approach and an IC interface that provides a digital signal from the sensing element to the application. The sensing element, which detects absolute pressure, consists of a suspended membrane manufactured using a dedicated process developed by ST. A silicon spring structure surrounds this silicon membrane, and it contributes to isolating the membrane from mechanical and thermal stress in applications. When pressure is applied, the membrane deflection induces an imbalance in the Wheatstone bridge piezoresistance, whose output signal is converted by the selected interface.
This Click board™ allows using both I2C and SPI interfaces with a maximum frequency of 1MHz for I2C and 8MHz for SPI communication. The selection can be made by positioning SMD jumpers labeled as COMM SEL to an appropriate position. Note that all the jumpers' positions must be on the same side, or the Click board™ may become unresponsive.
This Click board™ can be operated only with a 3.3V logic voltage level. The board must perform appropriate logic voltage level conversion before using MCUs with different logic levels. However, the Click board™ comes equipped with a library containing functions and an example code that can be used, as a reference, for further development.
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