IR Receiver - TSOP85

This is a small IR receiver module with built in lens, preamp, internal filter and demodulator. All in less than 8x3mm. Perfect for your next IR control project! Part #: TSOP85238 - Standard application IC for use with the most popular 38kHz IR carrier frequency.

Breakout board available below.

IR Receiver - TSOP85 Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

3 Soldering

Skill Level: Competent - You will encounter surface mount components and basic SMD soldering techniques are required.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

1 Programming

Skill Level: Noob - Programming will be limited to basic drag and drop interfaces like ModKit or Scratch. You won't be writing code, but you will still need to understand some basics of interfacing with hardware. If you?re just using a sensor, it's output is analog.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

3 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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  • Member #625649 / about 9 years ago / 1

    How would I wire this to work with an Arduino uno r3? A schematic would be helpful, thanks.

  • DO you have an eagle lib for this?

  • bjohnson777 / about 14 years ago / 1

    This thing is beyond tiny and not for DIY'ers unless you etch your own PCB's. The 3mm dimension is not the thickness (and thank you javascript programmers for breaking the image functions on these pages... not all of us run bleeding edge versions of IE).
    Pins are about 1mm with every other mm being a pin. Note that there are no legs on this part and it will need SMD pads UNDER it.
    I really wish SparkFun would carry the cheap 3pin through-hole type IR receivers, but I don't see any at the time of writing. Note that this is Consumer IR and not IrDA (works with TV type remote controls).

    • delinquentme / about 12 years ago / 3

      No you really should just never run IE...

      Ever. Period. Under no circumstances. Lastly its not like its ever going to get better, so your browsing experience will slowly degrade .

    • WizenedEE / about 13 years ago / 2

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