Nwazet Pi Infrared Receiver


Product Type: Optical Solutions, Sensors

This little board plugs right into the Raspberry Pi's GPIO connector and decodes infrared signals sent to it from just about any generic IR remote control. This IR receiver is tuned for a 38kHz carrier frequency but it will accept IR frequencies slightly above or below that at the cost of a reduced range. The IR stream is fed to the Raspberry Pi on GPIO #18, which is the default pin used by the Raspberry Pi's LIRC GPIO driver. If you're not familiar with LIRC, be sure to check out the project page. We offer a tiny little IR remote which works great with this receiver and already has a LIRC configuration file ready to go. It is designed to fit perfectly into our 'Nwazet Pi Tuxedo' case.


  • IR decoder: Vishay TSOP75238W
  • Carrier Frequency: 38KHz
  • Transmission Distance: 30m (98.4 feet)
  • Output Current: 5 mA
  • Operating Voltage: 2.5V to 5.5V (3.3V on the Raspberry Pi)
  • Supply Current: 0.35 mA
  • Power Dissipation: 10 mW
  • Maximum Operating Temperature: +85 Celsius
  • Minimum Operating Temperature: -25 Celsius
  • Beam Angle: 75 degrees
  • Eagle design file: coming soon on Github
  • 0.1" pin header friendly for hacking the Raspberry Pi's GPIO connector

See also

  • RoHS Compliant
  • Open Source Hardware
  • Designed by Nwazet
  • Assembled In The USA
  • Raspberry Pi