Arduino Wiring

You can easily wire this sensor to any microcontroller, we'll be using an Arduino
  • Connect Vdd to the power supply, 3V or 5V is fine. Use the same voltage that the microcontroller logic is based off of. For most Arduinos, that is 5V
  • Connect GND to common power/data ground
  • Connect the SCL pin to the I2C clock SCL pin on your Arduino. On an UNO & '328 based Arduino, this is also known as A5, on a Mega it is also known as digital 21 and on a Leonardo/Micro, digital 3
  • Connect the SDA pin to the I2C data SDA pin on your Arduino. On an UNO & '328 based Arduino, this is also known as A4, on a Mega it is also known as digital 20 and on a Leonardo/Micro, digital 2
The TMP007 has a default I2C address of 0x40 but you can set the address to any of 8 values between 0x40 and 0x47 so you can have up to 8 of these sensors all sharing the same SCL/SDA pins.

Download Adafruit_TMP007

To begin reading sensor data, you will need to download the Adafruit TMP007 library from the Arduino library manager.

Open up the Arduino library manager:

Search for the Adafruit TMP007 library and install it

We also have a great tutorial on Arduino library installation at:

Load Demo

Open up File->Examples->Adafruit_TMP007->tmp007 and upload to your Arduino wired up to the sensor
Thats it! Now open up the serial terminal window at 9600 speed to see the temperature in real time. You can try putting your hand or a cold glass of water over the sensor (not touching) to see the thermopile sensor adjust!
Library Reference
The TMP007 library is pretty straight forward! Start by creating the Adafruit_TMP007 object with:
Adafruit_TMP007 tmp007;
Or with an i2c address assigned
Adafruit_TMP007 tmp007(0x41);  // start with a diferent i2c address!
Then you can initialize & configure
or, to set the samples/reading with:
We suggest the default, 16 samples for best accuracy. begin() will return true or false based on whether it found the sensor, check it using an if statment like so:
  if (! tmp007.begin()) {
    Serial.println("No sensor found");
    while (1);
Now you can read the Die temperature (the temperature of the physical sensor itself) and Object temperature (the temperature of the stuff in front of the sensor)
The readings are floating point values, in degrees C.

Then wait 4 seconds between readings to get a new reading!
delay(4000); // 4 seconds per reading for 16 samples per reading

This guide was first published on Aug 05, 2014. It was last updated on Feb 16, 2024.

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