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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.
2010-03-02 Tiny LEDs light up automotive apps
Avago Technologies has released brightness miniature PLCC-2 surface mount (SMT) LEDs for use in interior automotive and industrial 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
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.
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
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.
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.
2010-04-20 Researchers demo light twisting nanoparticle ribbons
University of Michigan engineers and their collaborators have demonstrated that light can twist ribbons of nanoparticles
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.
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.
2003-11-28 Osram light sensor features 3-by-3mm sensitive area
Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched its SFH2430 ambient light sensor that is closer to the spectral sensitivity of the human eye.
2007-03-16 NEC TFT LCD modules achieve vivid colors in strong light
NEC LCD Technologies has launched four new TFT LCD modules that achieves display of vivid colors in environments with high ambient light.
2009-05-19 Mobile I/O expander packs ambient light sensing
Analog Devices Inc. has launched a mobile I/O expander and QWERTY keypad controller with ambient light sensing for smart portable devices that require a large keypad matrix and expanded I/O lines.
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
2010-08-10 LMU features ambient light sensing, dynamic luminance scaling
The AS3676 from Austriamicrosystems is a light management unit for flexible power management for LEDs. It targets portable devices and highlights ambient light sensing and dynamic luminance scaling.
2012-03-01 Light/proximity sensor touts power-saving interrupt function
The VCNL4010 combines an infrared emitter and photo-pin-diode for proximity, signal processing IC and a 16bit ADC, with ambient light detection from 0.25lux to 16klux.
2008-05-12 Light-to-digital sensor chip extends battery life
Intersil has developed two easy-to-use light-to-digital sensors that are designed to increase battery life and deliver enhanced functionality and performance in mobile, computer and consumer electronic products
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.
2005-12-29 Light sensor's spectral sensitivity matches human eye
Intersil's ISL29001 ambient light sensor provides 15-bit effective resolution while rejecting 50Hz and 60Hz flicker caused by artificial light sources.
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.
2008-04-11 Light sensor maintains speed even when oversaturated
Melexis' MLX75303 light sensor is specially designed to continue functioning at high speed while being oversaturated by a strong light source up to 1,000x the sensor's switch-on threshold level
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.
2009-02-12 Light sensor automates car's LCD control
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has introduced a photodiode-based ambient light sensor in a compact 0805-sized surface-mount package. The new TEMD6200FX01 reacts to light like the human eye to allow automatic control of LCD brightness and keypad backlighting, and to enable automotive safety and driver comfort features.
2008-07-03 Light photo sensor prolongs battery life in portable apps
Avago Technologies announced a new low cost miniature surface mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic applications.
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.
2009-08-06 LEDs tailored for high ambient light conditions
The TopLED Black series with lens from Osram Opto Semiconductors offers a range of medium-power LEDs mounted in an industry standard package but in matte black material.
2006-12-19 LCD modules operate in high ambient light
NEC Electronics America's two new amorphous-silicon TFT LCD modules feature a balance of high luminance and high reflectivity for portable industrial applications that require high-quality color imaging in indoor and outdoor environments with high ambient light.
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