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Ambient-Light Sensor

Photonics.com
Jul 2007
Broadcom Ltd.
 
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2007 -- Avago Technologies, a supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications said its APDS-9007 ambient-light sensor has a precise, logarithmic output response over a wide variety of lighting conditions.

This addition to its ambient-light sensor product family was designed for the 3- to 70 - lux brightness range, making ambient light sensing suitable for applications that may be operated under direct sunlight, such as outdoor lighting and solar panels.

Designed to closely follow the human-eye spectral response curve, Avago's APDS-9007 ambient-light photo sensor produces reliable sensor reading under diverse lighting conditions. The APDS-9007 is also designed to significantly reduce power consumption and to save battery life in portable and mobile devices by enabling the auto adjustment of the LCD backlight intensity and keypad lighting. Packaged in a miniature chipLED, lead-free surface mount package, Avago's compact APDS-9007 sustains temperature ranges of -40° C to 85° C and Vcc supply from 2 to 3.6 V.

Prices start at $0.45 in moderate volumes. The APDS-9007 is available through Avago's direct sales and worldwide distributor partners.


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