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Ambient light sensor operates in direct sunlight

Posted: 06 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Avago Technologies has released an ambient light sensor with a precise, logarithmic output response over a wide range of lighting conditions. With logarithmic output, the APDS-9007 sensor is designed to cover a wide range of brightness from 3lux to 70Klux, and can operate in direct sunlight. Applications include mobile devices, outdoor lighting and solar panels.

Designed to closely follow the human-eye spectral response curve, the APDS-9007 ambient-light photo sensor produces reliable sensor reading under diverse lighting conditions. The APDS-9007 is also designed to significantly reduce power consumption and save battery life in portable and mobile devices by enabling the auto adjustment of the LCD backlight intensity and keypad lighting. Packaged in a miniature chipLED Pb-free surface-mount package, the APDS-9007 also sustains a temperature ranges of -40C to 85C and Vcc supply from 2 to 3.6V.

Pricing: Starts at $0.45 in moderate volumes.

Availability: The APDS-9007 is currently available through Avago's direct sales and worldwide distributor partners.

- Gina Roos

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