VEML6035 Digital Light Sensor operates via simple I²C

VEML6035 Digital Light Sensor operates via simple I²C

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Vishay’s low-power, high-sensitivity, ambient light sensor operates via simple I²C command

Vishay’s VEML6035 is a 16-bit, low-power, high-sensitivity CMOS ambient light sensor operated via a simple I²C command. The sensor offers an active interruption feature that is triggered outside of the threshold window settings, thereby eliminating loading on the host. The active average power consumption is approximately 300 μW.

VEML6035 incorporates a photodiode, amplifiers, and analog/digital circuits in a single chip. Vishay’s patented Filtron™ technology, a wafer-level optical filter, provides the best spectral sensitivity to match human eye responses. The sensor has excellent temperature compensation to maintain output stability under changing temperatures and its refresh rate setting does not need an external RC low-pass filter. There is a programmable shutdown mode which reduces current consumption.

Features

  • Package type: surface-mount
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2.0 mm x 2.0 mm x 0.4 mm
  • Integrated modules: ambient light sensor (ALS)
  • Supply voltage range VDD: 1.7 V to 3.6 V
  • Communication via I²C interface
  • I²C bus H-level range: 1.7 V to 3.6 V
  • Floor life: 168 h, MSL 3, according to J-STD-020
  • Low standby current consumption: 0.5 μA (typ.)

Applications

  • Ambient light sensor for mobile devices (e.g. smart phones, touch phones, PDA, GPS) for backlight dimming even under tinted glass
  • Ambient light sensor for industrial on-/off-lighting operation
  • Optical switch for consumer, computing, and industrial devices and displays

more information on www.vishay.com

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