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Thermopile Shield

$100.00 USD
Thermopile Shield

Thermopile Shield

$100.00 USD

This product is no longer sold anymore. However, the OpenMV Cam firmware will continue to include support for it. This page will be left up for documentation purposes.

The Thermopile Shield gives your OpenMV Cam the ability to see heat. It features a 16x4 60°x16° field-of-view (FOV) sensor array capable of measuring object temperatures between -50˚C to 300˚C while measuring the room temperature (between -40˚C to 85˚C). Your OpenMV Cam's firmware has built-in support for controlling the Thermopile Shield using the fir module.


The Thermopile Shield is great for temperature measurement applications or security applications. For example, you can use the Thermopile Shield with your OpenMV Cam to detect the presence of heat which will allow you to detect if there is a person in the field-of-view. This makes the Thermopile Shield excellent for detecting people in pitch black.


Thermopile Shield Pinout

Schematic & Datasheets


Ambient (Room) Temperature Range -40˚C to 85˚C
Target Object Temperature Range -50˚C to 300˚C
Horizontal Resolution 16 pixels (60° FOV)
Vertical Resolution 4 pixels (16° FOV)
Weight 7g
Length 36mm
Width 26mm
Height 23mm

Power Consumption

Idle < 1 mA @ 3.3V (> 100 mA w/ Cam)
Active 5 mA @ 3.3V (145 mA w/ Cam)

Temperature Range

Storage -40°C to 125°C
Operating -40°C to 85°C

Shipping Information

Country of Origin China
HS Code 854290
Wieght 7.0g