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What is a light sensor?
A type of a sensor that measures the amount of light that it receives or the surrounding light conditions.
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2006-08-15 Vishay rolls out light sensing development kit
Vishay Intertechnology has added a new light sensing development kit to its ambient light sensors portfolio.
2014-02-20 Using bq25504 for self-powered ambient light sensor
The bq25504 is an ultra low-power charger integrated circuit intended for interfacing to dc sources such as solar cells, thermal harvesters and high-impedance batteries.
2005-03-07 Taos enhances light-to-digital converter performance
Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. boosted the performance of two new light-to-digital converters to suit a wider range of apps
2014-10-16 ST offers dev kit for time-of-flight, ambient light sensors
The VL6180X IR ToF optical range finding module provides infrared 850nm wavelength optical range finding up to 10cm, which can be useful for enhancing autofocus and gesture recognition.
2008-07-16 Save battery life with ambient light sensors
Applying ambient light sensing in conjunction with LED backlight driving can reduce power consumption significantlywhile battery life increases. Advances in active solutions are exemplified by two examples, an ambient light sensor for a notebook PC and for a cellphone display
2009-04-22 Rail-to-rail amplifier extends resolution and range of light sensor
Light sensors are appearing in every sort of consumer application. Since a wide range of products are portable, they use battery power and are configured for single-supply operation. Single-supply operation introduces limitations on analog circuitry.
2008-05-07 Proximity, ambient light sensor comes in single chip
Capella Microsystems has unveiled the CM3612 device, which it claims is the industry's first proximity and ambient light sensor in a single chip
2009-04-29 Proximity sensors
As ambient light sensors play an increasingly important role in our lives, proximity sensing becomes a simple and inexpensive companion that enables a wide range of the applications to make our daily life easier. Here's an application note that covers mechanical design, a critical components of the overall proximity sensing system solution.
2008-08-08 Photo-IC ambient light sensor brightens CE, PCs
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. introduces the TPS859, an ultracompact device to its family of photo-IC ambient light sensors.
2007-01-01 Making sense of light sensors
This article looks at the array of available light sensors, covering trade-offs in resolution, dynamic range and cost.
2006-08-24 Light sensors suit smart display apps
Intersil's ISL29001 and ISL29002 sensors convert visible light (380-770nm) to a 15bit, I?C output signal suited to smart display applications.
2013-08-01 Light sensors projected to reap double-digit growth
Driven by Apple and Samsung, revenue for the sensors is forecast to reach $782.2 million this year, up 41 per cent from $555.1 million in 2012, according to IHS
2002-08-01 Light sensors power new products
This article enumerates the various next-generation portable applications light sensors are capable of when tapped with the right design interface and technology.
2010-03-16 Light sensors operate behind darkened glass
TAOS has launched a digital ambient light sensor and proximity detection family designed to eliminate the need to use clear glass/plastic in front of the sensor or drill holes/slots into the display
2006-07-13 Light sensors enable automatic brightness control
Vishay announced three new ambient light sensors that allow automatic control of LCD brightness and enable a number of advanced automotive driver comfort and safety features.
2011-05-18 Light sensor touts compact, thin package
Renesas has introduced the PH5551A2NA1, a digital ambient light sensor in a compact and thin package. The sensor can automatically adjust display brightness for the best viewing experience
2015-03-16 Light sensor market looks forward to bright future
As a result of the expansive market held by cellphones and tablets, revenue of the light sensor segment will reach $767 million in 2016, a 16 per cent rise in three years (2013-2016), noted IHS
2009-11-06 Light sensor handles up to 3.4MHz data rate
The SFH 5712 light sensor is suited for mobile apps where the brightness of the display is constantly adjusted based on ambient light
2009-04-28 Light sensor applications
As electronics seamlessly weave their way into our lives, sensors play an increasingly important role. Light sensors are very simple and inexpensive, allowing their inclusion in multitudes of consumer products from night lights to cellphones.
2012-11-19 Light and proximity sensor: 2-in-1 vs 3-in-1
Here's an examination of the trade-offs associated with using a 2-in-1 device versus a 3-in-1 device.
2015-10-01 LED light, sensors to enable next-gen medical devices
ams developed the sensing solutions to fill the future market needs, which means a move from today's dumb LEDs to complete spectrally-cognitive sensor platforms and boost IoT deployment.
2014-09-22 IEEE standard reinforces innovation in sensors
IEEE 2700-2014 is intended to provide a common methodology for specifying sensor performance in the ever-expanding sensor technologies in the consumer electronics industry.
2007-06-18 Enhancing mobile devices with light sensors
This article looks at the different available light sensors, and covers trade-offs in resolution, dynamic range and cost. Using integrated circuitry with light sensors enables on-chip calibration, filtering and increased resolution. These advances are discussed with respect to two applications: an ambient-light sensor for a laptop and another for a cellphone display.
2013-04-19 Digital light sensor sets light sensitivity benchmark
The TSL2591 family of intelligent light sensors offers low light sensitivity down to 0.000377 lux and offers a wide 600M:1 dynamic range up to 88,000 lux.
2007-02-06 Ambient-light sensors mimic human eye
Designed to closely follow the human-eye spectral response curve, Avago's APDS-9005 and APDS-9006 ambient-light photo sensors significantly reduce power consumption and save battery life.
2006-08-23 Ambient light sensor tunes LCD light to eye-friendly level
Capella Microsystems Inc. said its Filtron family of ambient light sensors detect the amount of ambient light in the environment and adjust the LCD brightness accordingly to virtually match the requirements of the human eye.
2007-02-13 Ambient light sensor achieves human eye's spectral sensitivity
With spectral sensitivity approaching that of the human eye, New Japan Radio's ambient light sensor is highly accurate for various controls
2013-05-10 Acceleration/yaw sensors post record annual sales
IC Insights said the devices reached record-high sales of $2.54 billion in 2012, surpassing the previous peak of $2.37 billion in 2011, when market revenues rose 27 per cent.
2009-08-07 Wide-temp optical sensors geared for automotive apps
Vishay has extended the temperature range of its AEC-Q101-qualified TCPT1300X01 and TCUT1300X01 surface-mount transmissive optical sensors for the automotive market
2006-04-07 Wide range of image sensors unveiled by Micron at ISC
At this week's International Security Conference West, Micron Technology unveiled a portfolio of image sensors for the growing consumer and commercial security camera markets
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