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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.
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
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
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
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
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
2002-08-22 Toshiba sensors reduce power consumption in mobile apps
The TPS850 and TPS851 photo IC illumination sensors from Toshiba Corp. are designed to reduce power consumption in mobile applications
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
2007-02-09 ST combines light, color sensing in one chip
STMicroelectronics has announced its first highly integrated light- and color-sensing IC targeted at optical feedback and sensing applications, including mobile phones, notebook PCs and LCD TVs
2014-11-13 Smart sensors detect gestures, support barcode emulation
AMS recently introduced the TMG3992 for mobile applications and the TMG3993 for home automation to increase touchless gesturing to four directions.
2002-09-16 Sensor converts ambient light into digital signals
An ambient-light sensor from Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions Inc. converts light intensity to a digital-signal output capable of direct SMBus interface
2015-06-10 Role of sensors in industrial Internet revolution
The wide variety of sensors now available can help simplify design-in, minimise integration challenges, and help engineers deliver attractive and easy-to-use smart sensors to market at competitive prices
2014-10-13 Proximity sensors use Time-of-Flight tech to boost accuracy
ST's VL6180X module combines FlightSense proximity sensing with an ALS and supports basic gesture recognition to simplify the user-interface design while also offering enhanced performance.
2009-07-03 Panavision, Tower team on linear image sensors
Panavision Imaging LLC and Tower Semiconductor Ltd have announced production of Panavision's family of DLIS-2K re-configurable line scan CMOS image sensors
2014-12-26 Optical sensors provide touchless detection
The TMG399x devices from ams feature six key sensing functions such as gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation geared for smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics.
2011-07-08 Optical sensors improve car safety
In order to prevent accidents, Fraunhofer and Microintegration have developed a car sensor system that includes a camera, two sensors and an infrared LED
2008-03-26 Optical sensors get boost from signal-conditioning IC
Avago Technologies has released a miniature single-chip signal conditioning IC that enhances the performance of optical sensors used for proximity or object detection in consumer and industrial applications
2016-01-21 Optical sensors boost gesture recognition, UV protection
The Si1133/53 devices from Silicon Labs aim to provide precise measurement of ultraviolet radiation and better daylight performance for enhanced proximity sensing.
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