STM32 Nucleo and MS5611 Arduino example

OK we are now going to look at various sensors attached to the STM32 Nucleo and all development will be done on the Arduino IDE – Install STM32 support in the Arduino IDE

This barometric pressure sensor is optimized for altimeters and variometers with an altitude resolution of 10 cm. The sensor module includes a high linearity pressure sensor and an ultra-low power 24 bit ΔΣ ADC with internal factory calibrated coefficients. It provides a precise digital 24 Bit pressure and temperature value and different operation modes that allow the user to optimize for conversion speed and current consumption. A high resolution temperature output allows the implementation of an altimeter/thermometer function without any additional sensor. The MS5611-01BA can be interfaced to virtually any microcontroller. The communication protocol is simple, without the need of programming internal registers in the device.

Small dimensions of only 5.0 mm x 3.0 mm and a height of only 1.0 mm allow for integration in mobile devices. This new sensor module generation is based on leading MEMS technology and latest benefits from MEAS Switzerland proven experience and know-how in high volume manufacturing of altimeter modules, which have been widely used for over a decade. The sensing principle employed leads to very low hysteresis and high stability of both pressure and temperature signal.



  • High resolution module, 10 cm
  • Fast conversion down to 1 ms
  • Low power, 1 µA (standby < 0.15 µA)
  • QFN package 5.0 x 3.0 x 1.0 mm3
  • Supply voltage 1.8 to 3.6 V
  • Integrated digital pressure sensor (24 bit ΔΣ ADC)
  • Operating range: 10 to 1200 mbar, -40 to +85 °C
  • I2C and SPI interface up to 20 MHz
  • No external components (Internal oscillator)
  • Excellent long term stability




STM32 Nucleo Module connection
3v3 Vcc
Gnd Gnd


Just like this

stm32 and ms5611
stm32 and ms5611


This example comes from the library

#include <Wire.h>
#include <MS5611.h>
MS5611 ms5611;
double referencePressure;
void setup() 
  // Initialize MS5611 sensor
  Serial.println("Initialize MS5611 Sensor");
    Serial.println("Could not find a valid MS5611 sensor, check wiring!");
  // Get reference pressure for relative altitude
  referencePressure = ms5611.readPressure();
  // Check settings
void checkSettings()
  Serial.print("Oversampling: ");
void loop()
  // Read raw values
  uint32_t rawTemp = ms5611.readRawTemperature();
  uint32_t rawPressure = ms5611.readRawPressure();
  // Read true temperature & Pressure
  double realTemperature = ms5611.readTemperature();
  long realPressure = ms5611.readPressure();
  // Calculate altitude
  float absoluteAltitude = ms5611.getAltitude(realPressure);
  float relativeAltitude = ms5611.getAltitude(realPressure, referencePressure);
  Serial.print(" rawTemp = ");
  Serial.print(", realTemp = ");
  Serial.println(" *C");
  Serial.print(" rawPressure = ");
  Serial.print(", realPressure = ");
  Serial.println(" Pa");
  Serial.print(" absoluteAltitude = ");
  Serial.print(" m, relativeAltitude = ");
  Serial.println(" m");



Open the serial monitor and you will see something like this again and again

rawTemp = 8422100, realTemp = 23.74 *C
rawPressure = 8600108, realPressure = 99667 Pa
absoluteAltitude = 138.96 m, relativeAltitude = -0.17 m


GY-63 MS5611-01BA03 Precision MS5611 Atmospheric Pressure Sensor Module Height Sensor Module