Python library for MLX90640-41
This python driver for MLX90640 and MLX90641 aims to facilitate the interfacing on a PC.
Currently this driver supports 3 type of interfaces:
- EVB90640-41 ==> https://www.melexis.com/en/product/EVB90640-41/Evaluation-Board-MLX90640
- Raspberry Pi with I2C on any GPIO pin.
- Raspberry Pi on built-in hardware I2C bus.
pip install mlx9064x-driver
Running the driver demo
- Connect the EVB to your PC.
- pen a terminal and run following command:
This program takes 1 optional argument.
<communication-port> can be:
auto(default) search for comport with EVB90640 hardware as interface to MLX90640 or MLX90641.
COMxcomport on windows platform for EVB90640 HW, where x is the comport number.
/dev/ttyUSBxcomport on linux platform for EVB90640 HW, where x is the comport number.
/dev/ttyACMxcomport on raspberry pi linux platform for EVB90640 HW, where x is the comport number.
I2C-1on raspberry pi use the I2C hardware; it requires raspi-config to enable i2c hardware.
I2CBB-<sda>-<scl>[I2CBB-03-05] on raspberry pi, with BitBanging software I2C on any GPIO pin.
<sda>is a 2-digit number of the physical pin (default: 03)
<scl>is a 2-digit number of the physical pin (default: 05)
Note: Physical pin numbers: see right side numbers in this picture: https://pinout.xyz/
Below you can find an example on how to read a frame of the MLX90640 senor with I2C address 0x33 and frame rate 8Hz. Please look into EVB90640.py for more advanced features.
import mlx.mlx90640 as mlx dev = mlx.Mlx9064x('COM4', i2c_addr=0x33, frame_rate=8.0) # establish communication between EVB90640 and # PC, the I2C address of the MLX90640 sensor is # 0x33 and change the frame rate to 8Hz dev.init() # read EEPROM and pre-compute calibration parameters. frame = dev.read_frame() # Read a frame from MLX90640 # In case EVB90640 hw is used, the EVB will buffer up to 4 frames, so possibly you get a cached frame. f = dev.do_compensation(frame) # calculates the temperatures for each pixel
Issues and new Features
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Raspberry pi 3B+
This driver is validated to work on a Rapberry Pi 3B+ configuration with raspbian buster february 2020 release.
- 'enable i2c' in interface; in case you want to connect MLX9064x on the I2C bus of RPi.
- optional: 'enable ssh' in interface; now you can login remotely over the network.
sudo pip3 install virtualenv
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install python3-opencv
sudo apt-get install qt5-default
sudo apt-get install libatlas-base-dev
sudo apt-get install python3-scipy
virtualenv --system-site-packages pyvenv
pip install .
- output of
sudo apt-get updatemust look like:
Get:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease [25.2 kB] Get:2 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster InRelease [15.0 kB] Get:3 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster/main armhf Packages [259 kB] Get:4 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian buster/main armhf Packages [13.0 MB] Fetched 13.3 MB in 17s (767 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
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