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Application Note 1591
Evaluation Hardware/Software Manual for ALS and
Proximity Sensors
http://www.intersil.com/lightsensor/
Ambient Light Sensor Products
ALS
IR
PROXIMITY
ISL29011 (Note 2)
X
X
X
ISL29018 (Note 2)
X
X
X
X
X
ISL29011 FAMILY
ISL29021 (Note 2)
ISL29023 (Note 2)
X
X
ISL29033 (Note 1)
X
X
ISL29034/35 (Note 1)
X
RGB FAMILY
ISL29124
X
ISL29125
X
ISL29028 FAMILY
ISL29027
X
ISL29028/ISL29028A
X
X
X
ISL29030/ISL29030A
X
X
X
ISL29040/ISL29042
X
X
X
ISL29044/ISL29044A
X
X
X
ISL29147
X
X
X
X
X
STAND ALONE
ISL29020
NOTES:
1. ISL29033, ISL29034, ISL29035 does not have once mode.
2. ISL29011, ISL29018, ISL29021 and ISL29023 have once mode; however, Intersil does not recommend to run once mode.
3. ISL29147 uses the ISL29044 evaluation card.
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Table of Contents
Ambient Light Sensor Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Evaluation Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Evaluation Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Software Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Firmware Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Evaluation Kit Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Hardware Setup for ISL29011 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Running Program for ISL29011 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving Measurements to File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Program for ISL29020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving Measurements to File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hardware Setup ISL29028 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Schematic and Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the PCB to PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Jumpers on PCB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Program for ISL29028 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Hardware Setup ISL29124, ISL29125 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Schematic and Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the PCB to PC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Program for ISL29124, ISL29125 Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Evaluation Boards Schematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Evaluation Boards
FIGURE 1. ISL29023 EVALUATION BOARD
FIGURE 2. ISL29020 EVALUATION BOARD
FIGURE 3. ISL29028 EVALUATION BOARD
FIGURE 4. ISL29011 EVALUATION BOARD FAMILY
FIGURE 5. ISL29035 EVALUATION BOARD
FIGURE 6. ISL29034 EVALUATION BOARD FAMILY
FIGURE 7. ISL29125 EVALUATION BOARD
FIGURE 8. ISL29124 EVALUATION BOARD
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Evaluation Boards (Continued)
FIGURE 9. ISL29044 EVALUATION BOARD
Evaluation Package
• Demoboard
6. IC Datasheets (online)
The software and documentation can be found on the following
product information pages:
• Evaluation software (online)
• USB 2.0 cable
System Requirements
• Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/VISTA/WIN7/WIN8
ISL29011
ISL29018
ISL29020
ISL29021
ISL29147
ISL29023
ISL29027
ISL29028
ISL29030
ISL29035
ISL29044A
ISL29124
ISL29125
• Available USB port
Installing the Software
Software Installation
From the link supplied in the previous section, download and run
Intersil_ISL29XXX_HID_Installer_V137.exe. The user will be
greeted by the screen shown in Figure 10. Continue through the
installer and read the instructions. The PC and PCB should not be
connected via the USB until after the installation has
satisfactorily completed.
• Intersil_ISL29xxx HID Installer v1.3.7
or:
• intersil_ISL29011, ISL29018, ISL29021, ISL29023 Evaluation
Board Software v1.0.7
• Double-click Intersil_ISL290XXX_HIDV1.07.Installer.exe
Firmware Reference
• Intersil_ISL29xxx_HID(V137).exe, which has human interface
device firmware in the microcontroller board (ISLUSBCEVAL1ZHID_REV1). It can therefore communicate with Intersil
Ambient Light Sensor products using a PC operating on
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/VISTA/WIN7/WIN8.
- ISL29011,ISL29018,ISL29021,ISL29023 Installer V107.exe,
which has Jungo firmware in the Microcontroller board
(ISLUSBCEVALS1Z- REVA). It can therefore communicate with
Windows 98/NT/2000/XP but not VISTA and WIN7.
Note: If you have trouble with firmware, please see “Hardware
Setup ISL29124, ISL29125 Family” on page 12.
Evaluation Kit Contents
The evaluation kit consists of the hardware, software and
documentation listed in the following:
FIGURE 10.
1. Evaluation PCB
2. PDF of board schematic (online)
3. PDF of board layout (online)
4. Evaluation Software Installer (online)
5. Evaluation Board manual (online)
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Hardware Setup for ISL29011
Family
• Connect the USB 2.0 Cable to the PC first and then to the
evaluation board.
• Test Communication with the IC by clicking the button shown
in Figure 15; if it shows “good”, then the hardware and
software are properly set up; if it says “fail”, check your
connections. If the problem still persists, you may want to
restart the software.
• The computer may ask about installing software for new found
hardware; select “Yes, this time only”.
• On the following screen, it will show how to install hardware.
Select the recommended option (Installing from CD) and
follow the directions.
• The USB is the only connector needed.
Running Program for ISL29011
Family
FIGURE 15.
Note: This is common for all devices.
- From the menu on the left, choose the specific “Operation”
in which you would like to operate the IC, as shown in
Figure 16. A detailed explanation is described in the
datasheet (ISL29023). Table 1 summarizes the different
modes.
• To open the program, go to the “Start” menu, as shown in
Figure 11 (Start Intersil Intersil_29XXX_HID
Intersil_29XXX_HID)
FIGURE 11.
• Once you have double-clicked the program, the window
displayed in Figure 12 should open.
FIGURE 16.
TABLE 1.
FIGURE 12.
• Go to “Device Select” tab and select the device you have
connected to your computer; for this example we will use
“ISL29011”, as shown in Figure 13.
MODE
Power-down
ALS Once
IR Once
- The “ISL29011 Multifunction Sensor Evaluation Software”
window should open.
- This is the main window in which all demonstrations will be
done.
• USB Communication - Check to make sure the light shown in
Figure 14 is green. If it is not green, check your connection.
Turn off and keep data in registers.
Ambient light sense for one conversion then
power-down.
Infrared sense for one conversion then power-down.
Prox. Once
Internal Calc.
Proximity infrared sense for one conversion then
power-down; flagging is triggered by Interrupt.
ALS Cont.
Ambient light sense continuously and continue to
refresh registers.
IR Cont
FIGURE 13.
EXPLANATION
Infrared sense continuously and continue to refresh
registers.
Prox. Cont
Internal
Proximity infrared sense continuously and continue to
refresh registers; flagging is triggered by interrupt
(Scheme1).
Prox. Cont
External
Proximity infrared sense continuously and continue to
refresh registers; flagging is triggered by interrupt
(Scheme0).
FIGURE 14.
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• Integration Time in Figure 17 corresponds to the resolution of
the internal ADC and the number of bits allocated to
representing count. Higher resolution (more bits) requires a
large number of counts and will need longer acquisition
(integration) time.
The section shown in Figure 21 displays data of Device Registers:
FIGURE 21.
REGISTER 0X00 – CONFIGURE MODEL
FIGURE 17.
• Sensitivity-Range Select in Figure 18 allows us to choose the
sensitivity of the sensor based on external conditions/object
detection. For example, a really bright object would require a
higher range (i.e., 64000), versus a dark object, which would
require a low range (i.e., 1000). Higher range reduces photo
detector sensitivity.
IC register 0x01 controls the modes such as ALS/IR/Prox and
Interrupt flag and Interrupt persistence of the part, which are
explained in detail in the datasheet.
REGISTER 0X01 – CONFIGURE MODES II
IC register 0x02 controls the ranges and resolutions of the part
and also scheme for proximity.
REGISTER 0X02 AND 0X03
Data will be stored to these registers.
REGISTERS 0X03 TO 0X07 – INTERRUPT THRESHOLDS
FIGURE 18.
The section shown in Figure 19 allows the user to choose either
external proximity or internal proximity calculation.
Scheme0 (external proximity): Not recommended because
subtraction is done by the software.
Scheme1 (internal proximity): Recommended because
subtraction performed by system on chip.
The PROX interrupt and ALS thresholds are stored in registers
0x03 to 0x07. They can be edited by writing values to the
“Interrupt Limits” box and clicking “write”. See the IC data sheet
for more information on interrupt limits.
The section shown in Figure 22 allows the user to set the
interrupt trip point, which acts as an alarm/monitoring function
to determine whether the ADC count exceeds the upper/lower
limit.
FIGURE 19.
The section shown in Figure 20 is for proximity mode:
Source Current allows you to adjust the IR LED driving current. A
greater current allows for the detection of objects at farther
distances.
FIGURE 22.
IR Modulation Frequency allows you to modulate the IR LED
driving current. Increasing the frequency parameter allows for
better noise immunity.
TABLE 2. DEFINITIONS OF TRIP POINT SETTINGS
SETTING
DESCRIPTION
Interrupt Persistence Sets the number of times the upper limit needs to
be exceeded or lower limit needs to be
subceeded. Once the allotted number of times is
achieved, an alarm/interrupt will flag.
Interrupt Limits
Type the upper threshold for the interrupt in the
top box.
(Max = 65535 for Interrupt Time = 16;
Max = 4095 for Interrupt Time = 12)
Type the lower threshold for the interrupt in the
bottom box.
(Min = 0, for either Interrupt Time)
Write
Stores value to memory in Registers 4 through 7.
FIGURE 20.
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TABLE 2. DEFINITIONS OF TRIP POINT SETTINGS (Continued)
SETTING
DESCRIPTION
Read
Read limit values stored in Registers 4through 7.
Read/Clear
I-Status
Checks the 2nd bit of Register 0 to determine
Interrupt status, whether interrupt thresholds
have been triggered or not. It then displays the
results in the “Status” section. The R0-B2 box
displays the status of the interrupt. To clear the
interrupt status, click 2 times on “Read/Clear”
button.
- Green light means the button is on and value
from Bit 2 from R0 has been read.
- Square light displays status; if black then
interrupt is off/not triggered yet; if red then
interrupt has been triggered.
Sample Ext. Interrupt Samples the external pin 7 on package of the IC
Pin
- Green light means, button is on and is displaying
output of Interrupt pin 7.
- Square light displays the status; black means
trigger hasn’t been triggered yet.
- Red means interrupt has just been triggered.
Poll External Intr.
Allows for checking of external interrupt status
while sampling data.
To set-up the interrupt, follow the procedure described below:
1. Choose Interrupt Persistence value (we recommend 8).
2. Enter a decimal number for the Upper Limit. Enter a decimal
number for the Lower Limit.
3. The upper limit must be greater than the lower limit. The
values for the limits depend on the application, the
configuration of other options and the distance at which you
choose to flag.
FIGURE 23.
Here the scale can be adjusted to meet your sampling needs.
“Manual Re-Scale” allows you to type in the maximum and
minimum values for the scale (vertical axis) in the appropriate
boxes. The “Automatic Re-Scale” button is useful if the sampled
data is out of the range of the graph or you need to zoom-in on
data. It will rescale the vertical axis to an appropriate field of
view.
- Exit - this button closes the entire program.
- The value in the “ADC Reading” and/or “Lux Reading” fields
are the appropriate output coming out of the sensor
according to which mode is engaged (Figure 24).
- Max Min Count – This is the maximum value that can be
measured based on the resolution chosen (Integration
Time). Max count increases with more integration time.
4. Click on “Write” and then click on “Read” and verify that the
desired limit values are correct (verify that the values entered
for intended limits are the same values in the field box after
clicking on “Read”). If not, repeat steps 2 and 3.
5. Double click “Read/Clear I-Status” to clear status.
6. Now you may choose to manually poll the Interrupt pin (pin 7
on package) or for it to happen automatically. To do it
manually, simply click on “Sample Ext. Interrupt Pin” when
desired. To do it automatically, ensure that the “Poll External
Intr.” box is selected.
7. Interrupt is set up now and you may begin collecting data.
Data is collected within the upper limit and lower limit. The
black box means unflagged status. On the other hand, if the
data is collected either above the upper limit or the lower of
the lower limit, then the black box will be red, which means
the flag has been triggered.
• Collect Data Graphical Real Time Data allows you to sample
data (whether ALScont, IRcont, ALS Once or IR Once). Samples
are now being taken and are being plotted and appropriate
values are displayed on the right in the corresponding box.
- “Stop Data Acquisition” stops sampling of data.
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FIGURE 24.
Saving Measurements to File
To save a series of ALS and PROX measurements to disk, see the
“Save Measurements to File” box at the very bottom of the GUI.
The user may click “Browse” to select a filename/file path and
click “Write to Disk” to write the current graph data to disk.
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Running the Program for ISL29020
To open the program, go to the “Start” menu, as shown in Figure 25.
FIGURE 30.
FIGURE 25.
- (Start Intersil Intersil_29XXX_HIDIntersil_29XXX_HID).
- Once you have double-clicked the program, the window
displayed in Figure 26 should open.
FIGURE 31.
FIGURE 26.
- Go to “Device Select” tab and select whichever device you
have connected to your computer; for this example we will
use “ISL29020”.
- The “ISL29020 Multifunction Sensor Evaluation Software.
USB HID Version” window should open the main window in
which all demonstrations will be done.
FIGURE 27.
• USB Communication - Check to make sure the light shown in
Figure 28 is green. If it is not green, check your connection.
FIGURE 28.
The section shown in Figure 31 allows the user to choose either
one shot or continuous measurement for visible or IR sensing
and change our ADC resolution for 16-, 12-, 8- or even 4-bit ADC.
However, Intersil recommends to run 12-bit ADC or 16-bit ADC for
better 50/60Hz reject.
The “External Timing” check box is another option to run when
using external customer supplied timing.
.
FIGURE 32.
Once the external timing from integration time is selected,
Figure 32 will appear. The external timing allows ADC or Timer
tests to be read and is able to choose the timing between pulses
(~2 pulses). For more information about external timing, refer to
the datasheet.
• Test Communication with the IC by clicking the button shown
in Figure 29; if it shows “good”, then the hardware and
software are properly set up; if it says “fail”, then check your
connections. If the problem still persists, then you may want to
restart the software.
FIGURE 33.
FIGURE 29.
The section shown in Figure 30 allows the ADC-Core to be
enabled. The user needs to check “Enable ADC-Core” in order to
enable the devices.
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Range-LUX Sensitivity Select allows the user to choose the
sensitivity of the sensor based on external conditions/object
detection. For example, a really bright object would require a
higher range (i.e., 64000), versus a dark object, which would
require a low range (i.e., 1000). Higher range reduces photo
detector sensitivity (see Figure 33).
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• Stop Data Acquisition stops sampling of data. Here the scale
can be adjusted to meet your sampling needs.
FIGURE 34.
The section shown in Figure 34 allows the user to choose REXT to
fix its internal oscillator frequency. 500kΩ is recommended for
the devices.
Collect Data Graphical Real Time Data (Figure 35) allows you to
sample data (whether ALScont, IRcont, ALS Once or IR Once).
Samples are now being taken and are being plotted and
appropriate values are displayed on the right in the
corresponding box.
• Manual Re-Scale allows you to type in the Maximum and
Minimum values for the scale (vertical axis) in the appropriate
boxes.
• Automatic Re-Scale button is useful if the sampled data is out
of the range of the graph or you need to zoom-in on data. It will
rescale the vertical axis to an appropriate field of view.
• Exit - this button closes the entire program.
• The value in the “ADC Reading” and/or “Lux Reading” fields
are the appropriate output coming out of the sensor according
to which Mode is engaged.
Saving Measurements to File
• To save a series of ALS and PROX measurements to disk, see
the “Save Measurements to File” box at the very bottom of the
GUI. (Figure 36). The user may click “Browse” to select a
filename/file path and click “Write to Disk” to write the
currently graph data to disk
FIGURE 35.
FIGURE 36.
FIGURE 37. LOCATION OF EXECUTABLE ON USER’S HARD DRIVE
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Hardware Setup ISL29028 Family
Schematic and Layout
The PCB schematic and Layout are contained on the CD-ROM
included with this evaluation kit (also see Figures 49 through
56). For help, contact the local Intersil sales/FAE team.
(http://www.intersil.com/cda/Support/contacts/)
Connecting the PCB to PC
Insert the USB-B plug into the Intersil evaluation PCB, and the
USB-A plug into the user’s PC. As seen in Figure 39, the status of
the PC<-->PCB communication link is displayed in the colored
box next to “Attached”.
Jumpers on PCB
The “rev B” evaluation board has 4 jumpers, which control various
aspects of the part. By default, the jumpers JP_IC, JP_MISC, and
JP_IRLED need not be connected due to the 0Ω resistors R6, R7,
and R8 which connect to a 3.3V rail. If the user desires to test part
performance at voltages other than VDD = VIR-LED = VI2C = 3.3V,
unsolder these resistors, use the installed test points and power any
of the 3 rails as desired.
TABLE 3. JUMPER OVERVIEW
DESIGNATOR
FUNCTION
JP_PIN1
ISL29028: Changes I2C address.
ISL29030: Leave open (see “JP_PIN1” on page 10.
JP_IC
JP_PIN1
The jumper JP_PIN1 is connected to pin 1 of the ODFN and
should be disconnected for ISL29030 usage and will work in
either state for the ISL29028. The ISL29030 has a current
source on pin 1. The ISL29028 has an I2C address select line tied
to pin 1.
Running the Program for ISL29028 Family
If the user has selected the default installation path, the software
will install in the following folder: C:\Program
Files\Intersil\Intersil_ISL29028-30-40\ as seen in Figure 37.
Double-click the highlighted executable shown in Figure 37 to
start the evaluation software. A shortcut to this file is also
provided via the Windows Start Menu under All Programs 
Intersil  Intersil ISL29028-30-40.
Connect the PC to the evaluation PCB via a USB cable. When this
connection is made, the “Attached” box displayed in Figure 38
should turn green.
The ISL29028 has a selectable I2C address (see pin ADDR0). By
changing the input logic signal (via jumper JP_PIN1), the I2C
address can be set to either 0x88 or 0x8A (see the PCB
schematic/IC data sheet for more information). This board is
shipped with jumper JP_PIN1 removed, so by default the part will
respond to I2C address 0x88.
Connects 3.3V rail to VDD.
JP_MISC
Connects 3.3V rail I2C pull-up, INT, PIN1.
JP_IRLED
Connects 3.3V rail to the IR-LED D1.
FIGURE 38. SOFTWARE START-UP SCREEN
FIGURE 39. SOFTWARE MAIN SCREEN
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Main Window
The main evaluation software window can be seen in Figure 39.
If the user desires to change the I2C address the GUI
communicates with, see the upper-left box containing “88” in
Figure 39. Change the number as desired and click the “Test
Comm” box to test for a valid communication link between the
PC and Light Sensor at the specified I2C address.
REGISTER 0X01 – CONFIGURE MODES
IC register 0x01 controls the range and modes of the part. “Sleep
time”, “Range” and “Measure Mode” bits are explained in detail
in the data sheet. All control bits not related to the interrupt
function are located in this register.
D3/D4 on or off depending on the state of ALS_FLAG and
PROX_FLAG.
COMPLETE REGISTER LISTING
The “Device Registers” box at the bottom of the GUI displays a
complete listing of all registers in hex format and should
automatically update based on the options selected by the user.
Users can individually write to or read from these registers using
the “Wr”/”Rd” buttons.
REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION GRAPH
IC register 0x02 contains the interrupt flags and controls the
interrupt modes. Interrupt persistence and AND/OR (see Bit 0)
functionality is contained in this register.
To graphically display the results of ALS and proximity
conversions, first click the check boxes “ALS /IR Enable” and
“Prox Enable” and select the mode of operation by using the
radio buttons in the “Register 1 Configure” area. After this
register is configured, click the “Collect Data” button shown in
the upper left of Figure 39. Both ALS and Proximity conversions
can happen (and are displayed) at once because the ISL29028
architecture has two concurrent ADCs.
REGISTERS 0X03 TO 0X07 – INTERRUPT THRESHOLDS
ADC RESOLUTION AND GRAPH RESCALING
The PROX interrupt thresholds and ALS thresholds are stored in
registers 0x03 to 0x07. They can be edited by writing values to
the “Interrupt Limits” box and clicking “write”. See the IC
datasheet for more information on interrupt limits.
Because the ALS conversions are inherently 12-bit (212-1 = 4095
count maximum), and the proximity conversions are inherently
8-bit (28-1= 255 count maximum), the graph may require
rescaling to view both results on the same curve at once. To set a
new maximum and minimum graphical scale, change the
numbers in the “Scale Max” and “Scale Min” boxes, then click
“Manual Re-Scale” (see Figure 40).
REGISTER 0X02 – INTERRUPT BEHAVIOR
EXTERNAL INTERRUPT AND INTERRUPT LEDS
To poll the status of the hardware INT pin, select the “Poll
External Intr” check box and the on-PCB microcontroller will
continuously check the logic state of the INT line. To poll the
status of ALS_FLAG and PROX_FLAG interrupt bits (in register
0x02), select the “Poll I2C Interrupt” check box - the GUI will
perform an I2C read and then instruct the microcontroller to turn
SAVING MEASUREMENTS TO FILE
To save a series of ALS and PROX measurements to disk, see the
“Save Measurements to File” box at the very bottom of the GUI.
The user may click “Browse” to select a filename/filepath and
click “Write to Disk” to write the currently graphed data to disk.
FIGURE 40. REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION GRAPH
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Hardware Setup ISL29124,
ISL29125 Family
Schematic and Layout
The PCB schematics are shown in Figures 49 through 56 starting
on page 15. Contact the local Intersil sales/FAE team, if you
need assistance.
(http://www.intersil.com/cda/Support/contacts/)
Running the Program for ISL29124, ISL29125
Family
If the user has selected the default installation path, the software
will install in the following folder: C:\Program
Files\Intersil\Intersil_ISL29XXX_HID\, as seen in Figure 42.
Connecting the PCB to PC
Insert the mini-USB plug into the Intersil evaluation board, and
the USB-B plug into the user’s PC, as seen in Figure 41. The green
LED at the bottom layer of evaluation is the status of the
evaluation board communication link showing it is turned on.
Then, the connection between the PC and the evaluation PCB via
a USB cable is attached.
FIGURE 42. SOFTWARE START-UP SCREEN
Double-click the highlighted executable shown in Figure 43, then
“Intersil ALS Evaluation Software Main Startup Menu” will
display. Click on the drop-down list to select either ISL29124 or
ISL29125.
After selecting ISL29125 or ISL29124, “Real Time Data
Acquisition Graph” will display shown in Figure 44. Double-click
on “USB COM” located on left top corner of “Real Time Data
Acquisition Graph”, all registers will display.
FIGURE 41. PC TO EVALUATION BOARD CONNECTION
FIGURE 43. SOFTWARE START-UP SCREEN
FIGURE 44. SCREEN BEFORE REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION GRAPH - ISL29125
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Main Window
REGISTERS 0X08– STATUS FLAG REGISTER
The main evaluation software window can be seen in Figure 44.
the upper-left box containing “88” is I2C slave address. Click the
“Test Comm” box to test for a valid communication link between
the PC and Light Sensor at the specified I2C address.
This is status flag register such as RGBTHF status for interrupt
flags from Register III. CONVENF flag for every complete 100ms
conversion for each channel; Brown Out flag indicates the device
may possibly have gone through a brownout condition.
REGISTER 0X00 – DEVICE ID
REGISTERS 0X09 TO 0X0E – DATA REGISTERS
IC register 0x00 is to identify the device in a system. The device
register is read only.
The ISL29124, ISL29125 has two 8-bit read-only registers to hold
the higher and lower byte of the ADC value. The lower byte and
higher bytes are accessed at address respectively. For 16-bit
resolution, the data is from D0 to D15; for 12-bit resolution, the
data is from D0 to D11. The registers are refreshed after every
conversion cycle. The default register value is 0x00 at power-on.
Because all the registers are double buffered, the data is always
valid on the data registers.
REGISTER 0X01 – CONFIGURATION I REGISTER
IC register 0x01 controls the range and modes, ADC resolution,
and SYNC of the part. “Range” and “Measure Mode”, “SYNC”,
“ADC Resolution” bits are explained in detail in the datasheet.
REGISTER 0X02 – CONFIGURATION II REGISTER
IC register 0x02 is designed for operation under dark glass cover,
which significantly attenuates visible light and passes the
infrared light. This register is explained clearly in the datasheet.
REGISTER 0X03 –CONFIGURATION III REGISTER
IC register 0x02 contains the interrupt flags and interrupt persist
controls modes. Interrupt persistence and “Conversion DONE” bit.
COMPLETE REGISTER LISTING
The “Device Registers” box at the bottom of the GUI displays a
complete listing of all registers in hex format and should
automatically update based on the options selected by the user.
Users can individually write to or read from these registers using
the “Wr”/”Rd” buttons.
REGISTERS 0X04 TO 0X07 – INTERRUPT THRESHOLDS
The PROX interrupt thresholds and ALS thresholds are stored in
registers 0x04 to 0x07. They can be edited by writing values to
the “Interrupt Limits” box and clicking “write”. See the IC
datasheet for more information on interrupt limits.
FIGURE 45. REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION GRAPH - ISL29125
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REAL-TIME DATA ACQUISITION GRAPH
To graphically display the results of ALS conversions, first select
the mode of operation by using the radio buttons in the “Register
1 Configure” area such as GREEN, BLUE, RED or
GREEN/RED/BLUE”. Second, select ADC resolution, select the
range, and then click radio buttons for interrupt source either
GREEN, RED or BLUE. Next, select interrupt persistence, then set
the high or low limit at the window “upper” and “lower”, click
“write” button to get interrupt trigger. After all these are
configured, click the “Start” button shown in the upper-left of
Figure 44. GREEN, RED or BLUE conversions can happen (and are
displayed) once at every 105ms if the individual channel is
selected. GREEN/RED/BLUE conversion can happen (and are
displayed) once at every 315ms if GREEN/RED/BLUE is selected.
Other options GREEN/RED or GREEN/BLUE can happen (and are
displayed) once at every 210ms if GREEN/RED or GREEN/BLUE
are selected. “RGB data” block on the right side of Figure 45
displays raw code data for each channel Green, Red and Blue.
Additionally, the calculated CTT, CIE-x and CIE-y will show where
the RGB sensor (ISL29124, ISL29125) based on the CIE 1931 xy
chromaticity space with chromaticities of black-body light
sources of various temperatures.
• Also recall that since this is an optoelectrical part with a clear
package, performance may be sensitive to aggressive
scratching or damaging.
• If the message “Please check USB connection” appears right
after trying to run the program, you have an older version of
the software GUI or the USB is not connected to the PC. Go
back and check the micro-controller board to see if it is
marked “HID” version or not. If not, you have the “Jungle”
version.
FIGURE 46.
• If you have WIN7 installed on your PC and you are trying to run
an Intersil Program, you will get the message shown in the
following.
ADC RESOLUTION AND GRAPH RE-SCALING
Because the ALS conversions are inherently 12-bit (212-1 = 4095
count maximum) or (216-1 = 65535 count maximum) the graph
may require rescaling to view results every time it is being
changed from 12-bit ADC to 16-bit ADC resolution. To set a new
maximum and minimum graphical scale, change the numbers in
the “Scale Max” and “Scale Min” boxes, then click “Manual
Re-Scale” or click on “Automatic Re-scale”.
SAVING MEASUREMENTS TO FILE
To save a series of GREEN, RED, BLUE or GREEN/RED/BLUE
measurements to disk, see the “Save Measurements to File” box
at the very bottom of the GUI. The user may click “Browse” to
select a filename/filepath and click “Write to Disk” to write the
currently graphed data to disk.
FIGURE 47.
• The screen shown in Figure 48 may be caused by the PC
monitor. The solution is to resize the set custom text size (DPI)
by going to Control Panel ->Appearance and Personalization ->
Display -> Set custom text size (DPI) and choose “Scale to this
percentage of normal size: 100%” (96pixels/inch).
Troubleshooting
• If suffering from poor USB connection, the USB port may need
to change.
• If the Proximity sensor is unable to measure anything within a
certain distance, the sensor has saturated and the Selectivity
parameter needs to be increased.
• If the program says connection fail and the sensor instantly
stops working, then simply unplug it from the computer and
plug it back in. If the problem still persists, unplug, close the
program, plug it back in, and reopen the program.
• If, during a measurement, the program crashes or instantly the
Evaluation board is no longer detected as being connected,
then unplug and plug back in.
FIGURE 48.
For other questions, comments, and feedback, contact the local
Intersil FAE/Sales team.
(http://www.intersil.com/cda/Support/contacts/)
• If too much noise is being picked up, increase the Frequency
parameter.
• If you require better detection of far distances, increasing the
current parameter will help.
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