With four functions integrated on such a tiny module, the LoRa BME680 is a breakthrough in terms of IoT and GPS devices. BME680 is an incorporated natural sensor grown explicitly for versatile applications and wearables where size and low power utilization are key prerequisites.
The Lora BME680 is a device that can be used to measure temperature, humidity, pressure and gas – all within the same compact unit. Integrating high linearity and high accuracy in measurement, the environmental sensor has been developed specifically for applications such as mobile and wearables, where low power consumption and small size are crucial. The device is designed for optimized consumption and depends on the specific operating mode, high EMC robustness, and long-term stability. A broad range of gases can be detected by the Lora BME680, which includes VOC compounds from paints such as formaldehyde, lacquers and paint strippers.
Main Features of the Lora BME690
The Lora BME680 is made up of an environmental unit which accurately measures pressure, humidity, temperature and gas. Today with IoT integration, it is possible to regulate the quantity of all these four parameters from your mobile phone, by connecting the sensor to the Internet via IoT. With billions of devices already connected to IoT, sensors which have the ability to connect to IoT can now perform an extra task, such as sound an alarm if a measured object overheats. The device is a flexible open source IoT device, which is ready to use with LoraWAN 1.0 and 1.1 wireless IoT applications. When used with suitable drivers, the BME680 can produce a simple air-quality index. Similar results can be obtained using the gas resistance measured by the open-source library. The tiny 8 pin LGA with metal packs quite a punch with its small dimensions but unbeatable performance. Average current consumption in sleep mode is around 0.15 micro Amps. The individual settings for humidity, pressure and gas sensors can be independently enabled or disabled for better convenience.
Typical Applications for LoRa BME680
The Lora BME680 finds application in a number of different scenarios. For one, it is extensively used in indoor air quality control systems. Home automation and control is another area where the Lora BME680 finds use. In recent times, the module has been used in weather forecast systems. Indoor navigation such as change of floor detection and elevator detection are another area where the Lora BME680 is extensively used. In sports activities, the sensor has found a massive following, with the BME680 being used for altitude tracking and calories expenditure. Not only can the four parameters (temperature, gas, humidity and pressure) be measured accurately, but the sensor can also measure volume and air flow. Not only this, it serves as a kind of context awareness device, detecting the amount of moisture in the skin, or moisture changes in the room. Supported on Arduino, Raspberry Pi and other platforms is available.
With newer applications and better connectivity through Internet of Things , the BME680 has proved its versatility as a sensor and also lent itself to connectivity, being one of billions of devices already connected to the Internet.