IR Receiver Whisker


Whisker Kickstarter Item

Note: This item is currently only available on Kickstarter, it will be for sale on our site after the Kickstarter is complete and rewards have been fullfilled


This Whisker lets you receive Infrared signals in the 38 kHz range, standard for most TV and appliance remotes. This sensor demodulates the 38 kHz carrier frequency and outputs only the High-Low signals, making it easily integrable with existing Arduino libraries. Well documented and easy to use IR protocols include the Sony, Sharp and NEC protocols, often included in Arduino IR Libraries. 

The Whisker Adapter TinyShield (ASD2022) incorporates level shifting and a local power supply to ensure proper and safe operation over the entire TinyDuino operating voltage range up to 5V.

To learn more about the TinyDuino Platform, click here


    Vishay IR Sensor Specs

    • Improved immunity against HF and RF noise
    • Height of 0.8 mm
    • ± 75° half-angle sensitivity
    • Low supply current
    • Photodetectors and preamplifier in one package
    • Internal filter for PCM frequency
    • Supply voltage: 2.5 V to 5.5 V
    • Improved immunity against optical noise
    • Insensitive to supply voltage ripple and noise

      TinyDuino Power Requirements

      • Voltage: 3.0V - 5.5V 
      • Current: 0.7mA

      Pins Used - Optional pin using 0Ω Resistors 

      • A5/SCL -  Pulse Signal
      • A4/SDA - Pulse Signal 


      • 10mm x 10mm (.394 inches x .394 inches)
      • Max Height (from the lower bottom of Whisker to upper top Whisker Connector): 3.70mm (0.15 inches)
      • Weight: 1 gram (.04 ounces)


      • You can also use this shield without the TinyDuino – modifying the connecting cable by removing the opposite connector and stripping/tinning the wires, you can solder the connector cable to any other development board of your choice!   


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