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SparkFun Photodetector Breakout - MAX30101

The SparkFun Photodetector Breakout includes the MAX30101, a highly sensitive optical sensor and successor to the MAX30105 and MAX30102. Read more...

  • Description

The SparkFun Photodetector Breakout includes the MAX30101, a highly sensitive optical sensor and successor to the MAX30105 and MAX30102.

The MAX30101 Breakout utilizes a photon detector to measure the amount of returning light that is reflected back from the LEDs. This is useful for various applications like particle (i.e. smoke) detection, proximity measurements, and even photoplethysmography. To make it even easier to use this breakout, all communication is enacted exclusively via I2C, utilizing the handy Qwiic system. However, SparkFun have still broken out 0.1" spaced pins in case you prefer to use a breadboard.

Please note: This product is NOT intended to diagnose or treat any conditions and in life saving applications.

The SparkFun Qwiic connect system is an ecosystem of I2C sensors, actuators, shields and cables that make prototyping faster and less prone to error. All Qwiic-enabled boards use a common 1mm pitch, 4-pin JST connector. This reduces the amount of required PCB space, and polarized connections mean you can’t hook it up wrong.

Get started with the MAX30101 Photodetector breakout guide

Features

  • 1" x 1" (2.54 x 2.54 cm) Qwiic Breakout Board
  • MAX30101 Sensor
    • Integrated Cover Glass for Optimal, Robust Performance
    • Ultra-Low Power Operation
    • Built-in photodetector and red, IR, and green LEDs in a single package
      • PWM control of individual LED channels
      • 18-bit ADC resolution
        • 10.24 MHz sample rate
        • Data rate up to 3200 sps
        • FIFO (First In, First Out) queue with a 32 element data buffer
    • Integrated temperature sensor.
      • 0.0625°C resolution
    • I2C Address: 0x57 (7-bit)
  • Onboard 1.8V Regulation and 5V Step-up DC/DC Converter
  • 4 x 0.13" Mounting Holes
    • Compatible with M3 screws
  • 2 Qwiic Connectors
  • 6 Breakout Pins

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