Altitude 2 click is a high-resolution barometric pressure sensor Click board™. It provides very accurate measurements of temperature and atmospheric pressure, which can be used to calculate the altitude with a very high resolution of 20cm per step. Besides that, the device also includes features such as the ultra-low noise delta-sigma 24bit ADC, low power consumption, fast conversion times, pre-programmed unique compensation values, and more. Low count of external components requirement, along with the simple interface which requires no extensive configuration programming, makes this sensor very attractive for building altitude or air pressure measuring applications.
To measure the air pressure with a reasonable accuracy, the ambient temperature should also be taken into the consideration. The sensor component of the Altitude 2 click provides an accurate ambient temperature measurement, which can be used to extract the compensated air pressure value from the readings. It can be set to work with both SPI and I2C communication protocol, by switching a few onboard jumpers. With its low power consumption, it is a great solution for using it in various mobile altimeter applications, such as the bike computers, variometers, data loggers, mobile altimeter and barometer stations, weather stations, and similar.
The barometric pressure sensor used on the Altitude 2 click is the MS5607-02BA03, a barometric pressure sensor IC with the stainless steel cap, produced by MEAS Switzerland, a company that has a long-term experience in development of altimeter/barometric pressure sensors. The sensor IC consists of a piezo-resistive sensor and the analog front end with the I2C/SPI interface. The sensor is manufactured using the advanced MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) technology. It is optimized for a precise altitude measurement, based on the atmospheric pressure and temperature changes, in relation with altitude.