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What is a light sensor?
A light sensor is a type of sensor that measures the amount of light that it receives or the surrounding light conditions.
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2015-03-02 Vishay unveils UV light sensor using Filtron technology
Vishay announces the release of the VEML6070, a UV light sensor designed for UV detection in smartphones, health monitoring and fitness products, flame detectors, weather stations.
2007-04-26 UV sensor packs analog voltage output in a single chip
Oki Electric has commercialized ML 8511, a UV sensor IC that has an analog voltage output and does not require an optical cut filter
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.
2015-03-06 Tower develops IR sensor for Intel's 3D camera
The near infrared light sensor is used for depth sensing by Intel within its RealSense, which has a 3.5?m pixel size and flaunts a global shutter.
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
2013-03-04 Smartphone hang-ups curbed by ST's proximity sensor
The VL6180 is the first member of ST's FlightSense sensor line and it uses a new optical-sensing technology that reduces the incidence of dropped calls
2011-07-25 Sharp releases smallest proximity sensor
Sharp's GP2AP020A00F proximity sensor has an integrated ambient light sensor and comes in a small package size of 4 x 2 x 1.2mm.
2005-08-02 Sensor operates from 1 to 10,000 lux
Intersil unveiled an optical sensor that converts light to current. The new EL7900 sensor operates in a wide range of lighting conditions from 1 lux to 10,000 lux.
2005-06-01 Sensor offers significant power savings
The new ambient light photo sensor from Agilent is touted to outperform silicon photodiode light-detection solutions since their spectral response peaks are at the same wavelength as the human eye
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.
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.
2014-10-20 Proximity sensor flaunts ST's FlightSense tech
ST's VL6180X module combines proximity sensing with an ambient-light sensor to support devices such as tablets, while also improving the performance of consumer appliances and industrial products.
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
2006-02-21 Photo sensor fits slimmer mobile phones
Avago Technologies has introduced a lower height and shorter version of its analog-output ambient light photo sensor for mobile, consumer, commercial and industrial products.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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