DHT11 is a temperature and humidity sensor which operates at voltage 3.3V~5V. At room temperature, the measurable range.

DHT11/ DHT22 / DHT21 is a temperature and humidity sensor which operates at voltage 3.3V ~ 5V. 

Ameba RTL8722DM is a low-power dual-band WLAN and Bluetooth Low Energy SoC by Realtek. The RTL8722DM also include memory for Wi-Fi protocol functions and application making it simple for anyone to develop various kind of IoT applications. At the same time it has a wide range of peripheral interfaces. With all these interfaces, it can connect to most of the electronics components like LEDs, temperature and humidity sensors, and so on.

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Setup

The temperature and humidity sensor which operates at a voltage of 3.3V ~ 5V. At room temperature, the measurable range of the humidity is 20% ~ 90%RH with ±5%RH precision, the measurable range of the temperature is 0~ 50℃ with ±2℃ precision. Another choice of temperature and humidity sensor is DHT22 sensor, which has better precision. Its measurable range of the humidity is 0% ~ 100% RH with ±5%RH precision , the measurable range of the temperature is 40~125℃ with ±0.2℃ precision. There are 4 pins on the sensor:

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Since one of the 4 pins has no function, there are temperature/humidity sensors with only 3 pins on the market:


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DHT is normally in the sleeping mode. To get the temperature / humidity data, please follow the steps:

  1. Awake DHT: Ameba toggles its DATA pin of GPIO. Now the DATA pin of GPIO serves as digital out to Ameba.
  2. DHT response: DHT also toggles low its DATA pin of GPIO. Now the DATA pin of GPIO serves as digital in for Ameba.
  3. DHT sends data: DHT sends out the temperature/humidity data (which has size 5 bytes) in a bit by bit manner. To represent each bit, DHT first pull low the DATA GPIO pin for a while and then pull high. If the duration of high is smaller than low, it stands for bit 0. Otherwise it stands for bit 1.
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Wiring Diagram

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Connect up the temperature and humidity sensor with the RTL8722DM_MINI board.

Final Result

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Open the sample code in "Files"→ "Examples" → "AmebaGPIO" → "DHT_Tester". Compile and upload to Ameba, then press the reset button. The result would be shown on the Serial Monitor.

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