Ambient Light Sensor Enables Spectral Sensitivity Similar to Human Eye for Consumer Applications

Product Group: Vishay Optoelectronics, Sensors / April 2016
Author: Elena Poklonskaya
Tel: +49-7131-67-2903
E-mail: [email protected]
New Ambient Light Sensor Enables Spectral
Sensitivity Similar to Human Eye for Consumer
Applications
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Combines a highly sensitive photo-diode, low-noise
amplifier, and 16-bit ADC
Compact 2 mm by 2 mm by 0.85 mm transparent
surface-mount package
Features Filtron and O-Trim technology
Offers an interrupt function
Supports an I²C bus interface for simple operation
Detection from 0 lx to 167 klx
Resolution down to 0.005 lx/ct
100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker noise rejection
Excellent temperature compensation stability
Low power consumption
 2 μA in operating mode
 0.5 μA in shutdown mode
Supply voltage range of 2.5 V to 3.6 V
I²C bus voltage range of 1.7 V to 3.6 V
Offered in a lead (Pb)-free, 6-pin package
RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green
Market Applications:
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Display and keypad dimming adjustment and optical switching for mobile devices such as
smartphones and GPS units; notebooks and PC computers; LCD TVs, digital picture frames, and
digital cameras; and industrial and medical light sensing
The News:
The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology introduces a new high-accuracy digital ambient
light sensor for consumer and industrial applications. The Vishay Semiconductors VEML6030
combines a highly sensitive photo-diode, low-noise amplifier, and 16-bit ADC in a miniature,
transparent surface-mount package measuring only 2 mm by 2 mm by 0.85 mm. The sensor adopts
Filtron technology and features an interrupt function, while supporting an I²C bus interface for simple
operation.
 Filtron technology enables ambient light spectral sensitivity close to that of the human eye
 O-Trim technology enables output tolerance of ≤ 10 %
Product Group: Vishay Optoelectronics, Sensors / April 2016
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Resolution down to 0.005 lx/ct allows for operation in applications with low-transmittance (dark)
lens designs
As part of smart home lighting control systems, provides accurate and current analysis of ambient
lighting to give precise control even during unexpected situations, like fast-moving storm
Detects fading natural light and can detect the sun rising in the morning to control light levels
The Key Specifications:
Part number
Ambient light range
Ambient light resolution
Digital output
Supply voltage range
I2C bus voltage range
Operating temperature range
VEML6030
0 lx to 167 klx
0.005 lx/ct
I2C
2.5 V to 3.6 V
1.7 V to 3.6 V
-25 C to +85 C
Availability:
Samples of the new ambient light sensor are available now. Production quantities will be available in
Q2 2016, with lead times of 12 weeks for large orders.
To access the product datasheet on the Vishay website, go to
http://www.vishay.com/ppg?84366 (VEML6030)
Contact Information:
THE AMERICAS
EUROPE
ASIA/PACIFIC
Mr. Dale Henderson
[email protected]
Mr. Kai Rottenberger
[email protected]ishay.com
Mr. Jason Soon
[email protected]