San Jose, Calif. Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature programmable digital ambient light photo sensor that provides precise illuminance measurement over a wide range of lighting conditions in consumer, industrial and automotive applications. The APDS-9300 low-voltage ambient light sensor, which is designed to approximate the spectral response curve of the human eye, also incorporates a digital I2C interface to simplify the implementation into customer designs.
The APDS-9300 ALS converts light intensity to digital signal output via a direct I2C interface. The sensor incorporates a user programmable interrupt function that enables seamless integration with most customer digital platforms to simplify integration, Avago said.
A miniature chipLED package makes the APDS-9300 suitable for controlling display backlighting in mobile and consumer devices such as cell phones, notebook computers, LCD monitors, and digital cameras. Other targeted applications include residential and commercial lighting management systems, automotive instrumentation clusters and electronic sign and signal applications.
Other key features include a 16-bit digital output with I2C fast-mode at 400 KHz, programmable analog gain and integration time, 50/60-Hz lighting ripple rejection, a low 2.5-V input voltage and 1.8-V digital output, and low active power at 0.6 mW typical with power down mode.
The APDS-9300 is housed in a miniature chipLED package, which measures 0.55 (H) x 2.60 (L) x 2.20 (W) mm. The device is RoHS compliant.
Pricing: Starts at $1.20 in minimum quantities of 2,500.
Availability: Samples and production quantities are available now.
Product information: APDS-9300 and IR sensors
Avago Technologies, 1-800-235-0312, www.avagotech.com