Power Pins:

  • Vin - this is the power pin. Since the sensor chip uses 3 VDC, we have included a voltage regulator on board that will take 3-5VDC and safely convert it down. To power the board, give it the same power as the logic level of your microcontroller - e.g. for a 5V micro like Arduino, use 5V
  • 3Vo - this is the 3.3V output from the voltage regulator, you can grab up to 100mA from this if you like
  • GND - common ground for power and logic

SPI Logic pins:

All pins going into the breakout have level shifting circuitry to make them 3-5V logic level safe. Use whatever logic level is on Vin!

  • SCK - This is the SPI Clock pin, its an input to the chip
  • SDO - this is the Serial Data Out / Microcontroller In Sensor Out pin, for data sent from the BMP183 to your processor
  • SDI - this is the Serial Data In / Microcontroller Out Sensor In pin, for data sent from your processor to the BME280
  • CS - this is the Chip Select pin, drop it low to start an SPI transaction. Its an input to the chip

If you want to connect multiple BME280's to one microcontroller, have them share the SDI, SDO and SCK pins. Then assign each one a unique CS pin.

I2C Logic pins:

  • SCK - this is also the I2C clock pin, connect to your microcontrollers I2C clock line.
  • SDI - this is also the I2C data pin, connect to your microcontrollers I2C data line.
  • STEMMA QT - These connectors allow you to connectors to dev boards with STEMMA QT connectors or to other things with various associated accessories

Leave the other pins disconnected.

I2C Address

By default, the I2C address is 0x77.  If you add a jumper from SDO to GND with a wire, or by soldering the ADDR jumper on the back closed, the address will change to 0x76. This non-default address will need to be specified in user code. See library docs for specifics.

Don't forget to update your user code to also specify the non-default I2C address if it is used.

This guide was first published on Jul 24, 2015. It was last updated on Jul 24, 2015.

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