This latest version of MAX30102 is an integrated pulse oximetry and heart-rate monitor sensor solution, compared to the previous version of the max30102 sensor, the latest version has the sensor behind the board where it helps the user place the finger accurately on the sensor for proper constant readings. It integrates two LEDs (IR and Red), a photodetector (Red), optimized optics, and low-noise analog signal processing to detect pulse oximetry and heart-rate signals. It is fully configurable through software registers and the digital output data is stored in a 16-deep FIFO within the device. It has an I2C digital interface to communicate with a host microcontroller.
The pulse oximetry subsystem in MAX30102 consists of ambient light cancellation (ALC), 16-bit sigma-delta ADC, and proprietary discrete-time filter. It has an ultra-low-power operation which makes it ideal for battery-operated systems.MAX30102 operates on a supply in the range of 1.8 to 3.3V.It can be used in wearable devices, fitness assistant devices, medical monitoring devices, etc. The MAX30102 operates from 1.8V and 3.3V power supplies and can be powered down through software with negligible standby current, permitting the power supply to remain connected at all times.
This sensor works on 3.3V Devices directly. You can connect it to 3.3V devices like ESP8266, ESP32, etc directly. To use it with the Arduino UNO, Mega, Nano, etc use a level shifter in between. Else the I2C connection will not work.
We have tested this sensor with this library - Max3010x pulse and proximity sensor by SparkFun Electronics and it works perfectly.
The libraries can be found in the Arduino IDE-->Manage libraries
Github link for - Max3010x pulse and proximity sensor by SparkFun Electronics
Specifications and Features:
Optical sensor: IR and red LED combined with a photodetector
Measures absorbance of pulsing blood
I2C interface plus INT pin
3.3V power supply complete pulse oximeter and heart rate sensor solution, simplifies design, integrated LEDs, photo sensor, and
high-performance analog front
Ultra low power operation increases battery life for wearable devices
Advanced functionality improves measurement performance, high SNR provides robust motion artifact resilience integrated
ambient, light cancellation high sample rate capability fast data output capability
It is an integrated pulse oximetry and heart rate monitor sensor solution.
1xGY-MAX30102 pulse oximeter