Communication - IR Receive (TSOP4838)

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Plugin details

Type: Communication

Name: TSOP4838

Status: IR

GitHub: P016_IR.ino

Maintainer: .

Used libraries: .

Introduction

The Communication - IR Receive (TSOP4838) module can be used to receive IR remote control signals.

Connect a TSOP module, preferably a 38Khz one, preferably to GPIO with interrupt functionality.

Wiring

Connect the digital output (pin 1) to some chosen GPIO pin on the ESP module.

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Load the firmware and follow the firmware specific instructions.

A datasheet for the TSOP4838 receiver can be found here: http://www.vishay.com/docs/82459/tsop48.pdf.

Setup

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Task settings

  • Device: Communication - IR Receive (TSOP4838)

  • Name: Name of the task (example name IR).

  • Enable: Should the task be enabled or not

Sensor

  • Internal PullUp: To enable the internal pull-up resistor of the ESP. Usually not needed for the TSOP4838 as it has a built-in pull-up mechanism.

  • Inversed Logic: Can be used to invert the signal if a different type of receiver is used.

  • GPIO <- IR: Select the pin that the TSOP is connected to. Avoid selecting a pin that has a warning sign next to it, as that may block the boot process or normal working of the ESP.

  • Receiver buffer size: For receiving and decoding the data from the sensor, a buffer is needed. For more complex protocols, like often used for Air Conditioner remote controls, a larger buffer may be needed. By default this buffer is dimensioned at 300 bytes (will be rounded up to the next even number when stored), and needs to be enlarged if a message of this intent is shown in the log at INFO level (Either Web or serial log).

Content

  • Add new received code to command lines: After receiving a valid IR code the code is automatically added to the following table if it not already exists.

  • Execute commands: After receiving a valid IR the command that is assigned to this code (Code [Hex] or Alt. Code [Hex]) is executed.

  • Inhibit time for the same command [ms]: The time that a same command will be ignored if receiving it multiple times. When set too high, often repeated commands like volume-up or volume-down will respond slower than expected.

Note

The code is only added automatically to field Code [Hex]!

Code - command map

  • Decode type: The type as detected by the receiver, the list contains all supported types.

  • Repeat: If a repeat code is detected, this is checked.

  • Code [Hex]: If the received valid IR code matches this setting the Command nn is executed.

  • Alt. Decode type: The type as detected by the receiver, the list contains all supported types.

  • Repeat: If a repeat code is detected, this is checked.

  • Alt. Code [Hex]: If the received valid IR code matches this setting the Command nn is executed.

  • Command nn:If the received valid IR code matches the code in Code [Hex] or Alt. Code [Hex] this command is executed.

Note

Up to 10 commands can be set !

Note

Using compile-time options, the Code - command map and related options can be disabled.

Data acquisition

This group of settings, Single event with all values settings are standard available configuration items.

Values

The last received code is available in numeric for in the Value that’s selected here. It can be used in rules and other template processing plugins like Display devices.

Supported hardware

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Change log

Changed in version 2.0:

2022-08-08:

added The buffer used for receiving and processing the incoming data can now be manually configured.

2021-05-24:

added Support for IR codes up to 64 bit with separated Decode type and Repeat option, existing settings are converted, reworked the settings UI to reflect those changes.

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added Major overhaul for 2.0 release.

New in version 1.0:

added Initial release version.