AM2320 temperature and humidity sensor and Raspberry Pi example

Temperature and humidity combined sensor AM2320 digital temperature and humidity sensor is a digital signal output has been calibrated. Using special temperature and humidity acquisition technology, ensure that the product has a very high reliability and excellent long-term stability. Sensor consists of a capacitive moisture element and an integrated high-precision temperature measurement devices, and connected with a high-performance microprocessor .

AM2320 communication using a single bus, two communication modes standard I2C. Standard single-bus interface, the system integration becomes easy and quick. Ultra-small size, low power consumption, signal transmission distance up to 20 meters, making all kinds of applications and even the most demanding applications the best choice. I2C communication using standard communication sequence, the user can directly linked to the I2C communication bus without additional wiring, simple to use. Two communication modes are used as humidity, temperature, and other digital information directly CRC checksum temperature-compensated output, users do not need to calculate the secondary digital output, and no need for temperature compensation of the humidity, temperature and humidity can be accurately information. Two communication modes are free to switch, the user can freely choose, easy to use, wide range of applications.



• Operating Voltage: 3.1 VDC to 5.5 VDC
• Operating Temperature Range: -40 ° C to + 80 ° C
• Humidity Range: 0 to 99.9% RH
• Accuracy ( 25 ° C environment)
Temperature: ± 0.5 ° C
Humidity: ± 3%
• RH (10 … 90% RH)
Resolution: Temperature: 0.1 ° C
Resolution: Humidity: 0.1% RH
• Attenuation values
Temperature: <0.1 ℃ / Year
Humidity: <1% RH / Year
• Response time: Temperature: 5s
• Response Time: Humidity: 5s 1 / e (63%)
• Output signal: single bus / IIC signal
• Housing material: PC plastic



I couldn’t find a fritzing part but as you can see being a simple I2C sensor with a 3.1 to 5.5v range its straightforward to connect this device to a Raspberry Pi



import posix
from fcntl import ioctl
import time
class AM2320:
I2C_ADDR = 0x5c
I2C_SLAVE = 0x0703
def __init__(self, i2cbus = 1):
self._i2cbus = i2cbus
def _calc_crc16(data):
crc = 0xFFFF
for x in data:
crc = crc ^ x
for bit in range(0, 8):
if (crc & 0x0001) == 0x0001:
crc >>= 1
crc ^= 0xA001
crc >>= 1
return crc
def _combine_bytes(msb, lsb):
return msb << 8 | lsb
def readSensor(self):
fd ="/dev/i2c-%d" % self._i2cbus, posix.O_RDWR)
ioctl(fd, self.I2C_SLAVE, self.I2C_ADDR)
# wake AM2320 up, goes to sleep to not warm up and affect the humidity sensor
# This write will fail as AM2320 won't ACK this write
posix.write(fd, b'\0x00')
time.sleep(0.001) #Wait at least 0.8ms, at most 3ms
# write at addr 0x03, start reg = 0x00, num regs = 0x04 */
posix.write(fd, b'\x03\x00\x04')
time.sleep(0.0016) #Wait at least 1.5ms for result
# Read out 8 bytes of result data
# Byte 0: Should be Modbus function code 0x03
# Byte 1: Should be number of registers to read (0x04)
# Byte 2: Humidity msb
# Byte 3: Humidity lsb
# Byte 4: Temperature msb
# Byte 5: Temperature lsb
# Byte 6: CRC lsb byte
# Byte 7: CRC msb byte
data = bytearray(, 8))
# Check data[0] and data[1]
if data[0] != 0x03 or data[1] != 0x04:
raise Exception("First two read bytes are a mismatch")
# CRC check
if self._calc_crc16(data[0:6]) != self._combine_bytes(data[7], data[6]):
raise Exception("CRC failed")
# Temperature resolution is 16Bit,
# temperature highest bit (Bit15) is equal to 1 indicates a
# negative temperature, the temperature highest bit (Bit15)
# is equal to 0 indicates a positive temperature;
# temperature in addition to the most significant bit (Bit14 ~ Bit0)
# indicates the temperature sensor string value.
# Temperature sensor value is a string of 10 times the
# actual temperature value.
temp = self._combine_bytes(data[4], data[5])
if temp & 0x8000:
temp = -(temp & 0x7FFF)
temp /= 10.0
humi = self._combine_bytes(data[2], data[3]) / 10.0
return (temp, humi)
am2320 = AM2320(1)
(t,h) = am2320.readSensor()
print t, h



am2302 output
am2302 output



AM2320 Digital Temperature and Humidity Sensor Replace AM2302 SHT10