Whether you are looking for ways to monitor high-precision, non-contact temperature measurements, or want to perform circuit temperature anomaly monitoring, the M5Stack T-Lite Thermal Camera Dev Kit (MLX90640) is a solution worth considering.
The M5Stack T-Lite is an innovative thermal camera with online detection capabilities, perfect for a wide range of applications. It integrates M5StackC-PLUS and UNIT THERMAL, employing the MLX90640-BAA infrared imaging sensor to provide highly accurate readings. The name “T-Lite” is indicative of its purpose and design — “T” stands for Temperature, while “Lite” signifies its small size and high degree of integration.
The T-Lite Thermal Camera operates on an ESP32-PICO-D4 chip, which provides it with WIFI functionality. It comes with a 1.14 inch TFT screen that boasts a resolution of 135*240. This portable device is powered by a built-in 160mAh battery and features a user-friendly interface with buttons and an LCD.
Its field of view spans 110°×75°, offering broad coverage for monitoring. The device also operates in an extensive temperature measurement range, from -40°C to 300°C, ensuring versatility in different environments. To make usage convenient, the T-Lite includes a hanging wire, a 20cm Type-C USB for charging and data transfer, and a detailed user manual to guide you through setup and operation.
What sets the T-Lite apart is its ability to set a high-temperature warning function. Users can view temperature images and data in real time via the cloud and Local Area Network (LAN). To aid in project applications, M5 provides an online data API interface through which users can access remote images and data via EZData.
Let’s dive deeper into the technical specifics. The M5Stack T-Lite is powered by an ESP32-PICO microcontroller unit (MCU), running at 240MHz dual core with 600 DMIPS and 520KB SRAM. The MLX90640 sensor is responsible for its sharp infrared imaging, offering a resolution of 32×24. Additionally, it’s equipped with a 4MB Flash memory for data storage. The device requires a power input of 5V @ 500mA and features a TypeC port for efficient connectivity.
The T-Lite is quite compact in size, measuring 69mm x 26.6mm x 6.35mm and weighs just 30.1g. Even with the packaging, it has a shipping weight of 62.9g, making it easily portable.
In conclusion, the M5Stack T-Lite Thermal Camera Kit offers a comprehensive solution for temperature detection and monitoring. With its high-precision, broad field of view, and ability to transmit data over the internet, it provides a highly convenient and powerful tool for a wide array of temperature-related applications.