Nova PM Sensor SDS011 Datasheet


Component Datasheet

The Nova PM Sensor, SDS011 is an extremely ongoing Air Quality Sensor created by Nova Fitness. It deals with the guideline of laser dispersing and can get the molecule focus between 0.3 to 10μm noticeable all around. This sensor comprises a little fan, air channel and source valve, laser diode, and photodiode. It works with an ostensible 4.7V to a limit of 5.3 VDC supply voltage. Be that as it may, it normally works with 5.0V DC voltage and requires a limit of 100mA current. This sensor accompanies the going with a link and 'USB to chronic converter' for associating the sensor to a PC straightforwardly if necessary.

Pin Description of SDS011 Sensor

Pin No.

Pin Name




Not Connected



PM2.5: 0-999μg/m³; PWM Output



5V Input



PM10: 0-999 μg/m³; PWM Output



Ground Pin



Receiver of UARTTTL@3.3V



Transmitter of UARTTTL@3.3V


Features and Specification of SDS011 Sensor

  • Output: PM2.5, PM10
  • Measuring Range: 0.0-999.9μg/m3
  • Input Voltage: 4.7V to 5.3V
  • Maximum Current: 100mA
  • Sleep Current: 2mA
  • Response Time: 1 second
  • Serial Data Output Frequency: 1 time/second
  • Particle Diameter Resolution: ≤0.3μm
  • Relative Error: 10%
  • Temperature Range: -20~50°C
  • Accurate and Reliable: laser detection, stable, good consistency
  • Easy integration: UART output (or IO output can be customized), fan built-in


Note: Complete technical details can be found in the SDS011 Sensor Datasheet linked at the bottom of this page.


Alternative for SDS011 Sensor

  1. PM2.5 GP2Y1010AU0F Dust Smoke Particle Sensor
  2. DSM501A PM2.5 Dust Sensor

SDS011 Sensor - Overview

The Nova PM sensor is designed with a built-in fan to ensure proper air circulation to a chamber with a laser diode, where the size and amount of PM are determined. As mentioned earlier, it works on the principle of laser scattering. The air enters through the air inlet where a light source (Laser) illuminates the particles and the scattered light is transformed into a signal by a photodetector. These signals are then amplified and processed to get the particle concentration of PM2.5 and PM10. The laser diode used in this sensor is a high-quality diode and its service life is up to 8000 hours.

Nova PM Sensor SDS011


Applications of SDS011 Sensor

  • PM2.5, PM10 Detector
  • Purifier
  • Air Exchangers
  • Filtering system


2D and Dimensions of SDS011 Sensor

Dimensions of SDS011 Sensor