Quick background on me, I come from a software background and trying to loearn about electronics but very new to electronics.
Right, I have my Arduino Mega and I have just got a new component (MLX90620 / mlx90620esf-bab-000-tu spec: http://www.melexis.com/Asset/Datasheet-IR-thermometer-16X4-sensor-array-MLX90620-DownloadLink-6099.aspx)
I'm very confused reading the data sheet. I cant work out if it takes a Vdd is ok using the 3v3 from the arduino or if I need to use a LM317 voltage regulator to take the voltage down to 2v6 ?? It seems to be ambiguous to me.
Can anyone advise me please as I dont want to blow the component up as it costs a bit and had to ship it from the USA!