ScioSense AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™ IC

ScioSense AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™ IC is a programmable fully integrated lightning sensor that detects the presence and approach of potentially hazardous lightning activity in the vicinity and provides an estimation on the distance to the head of the storm. The embedded lightning algorithm checks the incoming signal pattern to reject the potential man-made disturbers. ScioSense AS3935 can also provide information on the noise level and inform the external unit (e.g. microcontroller) in case of high noise conditions, with the noise floor generator and noise floor evaluation blocks.


  • Lightning sensor warns of lightning storm activity within a radius of 40km
  • Distance estimation to the head of the storm down to 1km in 14 steps
  • Detects both cloud-to-ground and intra-cloud (cloud-to-cloud) flashes
  • Embedded man-made disturber rejection algorithm
  • Programmable detection levels enable threshold setting for optimal controls
  • SPI and I²C interface is used for control and register reading
  • Antenna Tuning to compensate variations of the external components
  • Supply voltage range: 2.4V to 5.5V
  • Power-down, listening, and active mode
  • Package: 16LD MLPQ (4x4mm)


  • Weather stations
  • Clocks
  • Sports equipment
  • Portables
  • Pool safety
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Cellular phones
  • Watches
  • Golf equipment

Kit Contents

  • AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™
  • Lightning Emulator Board
  • CR2032 and CR2450 battery cells
  • USB cable
  • Software + Documentation on a USB stick

Demo Kit

ScioSense AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™ IC

Block Diagram

Block Diagram - ScioSense AS3935 Franklin Lightning Sensor™ IC
Publicado: 2012-11-28 | Actualizado: 2022-03-11