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Austrian Microsystems - AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor IC - 14 August 2012

The AS3935 is a programmable Lightning Sensor IC that detects the presence and approach of potentially hazardous lightning activity in the vicinity.

It detects intra-cloud activity as well as cloud to ground flashes, often enabling risk to be evaluated for approaching storms.

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    Key Features
  • Detects lightning activity from up to 40km
  • Provides distance estimation to head of storm
  • identifies and rejects interference signals from common man-made sources
  • Programmable detection levels enable threshold setting for optimal configurability
  • SPI and I2C interface used for control and register reading
  • Automatic Antenna Tuning
  • Supply voltage range 2.4 to 5.5V
  • Power-down, listening and active modes
  • Temperature range: -40°C to 85°C

  • Applications
  • Environmental monitoring systems
  • Golf carts
  • Pool safety
  • Portable GPS
  • Power line conditioners
  • Smart Grid systems
  • Sports equipment
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply
  • Weather stations

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