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The APDS-9008 is an analog-output ambient light photo sensor that comes in a lead-free miniature chipLED surface mount package. This new sensor from Avago offers a wide voltage range from as low as 1.6 volts up to a maximum of 5.5 volts and incorporates a spectrally suited photo sensor, which provides excellent responsivity. It targets designers of applications that require the measurement of ambient light to control display backlighting power consumption. Moreover, applications such as mobile phones and PDAs that draw heavy current for backlit LCD displays will benefit from incorporating this surface mount ambient light sensor into their designs.
The APDS-9008 is a pin-to-pin compatible alternative to Avago's APDS-9005 and provides designers with a miniature low-cost ambient light sensor that can work at a much lower Vcc of 1.6V.
-Miniature chipLED surface mount package: 0.55 mm (H) by 1.60 mm (W) by 1.50 mm (D)
-Low sensitivity variation across a variety of light sources
-Operating temperature: -40 to +85 degrees C
-Vcc supply: from 1.6V up to 5.5V
-Output linearity across a wide illumination range
-High output saturation voltage
-Pb-free and RoHS compliant
Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.
Avago's Sensor Products
Avago Technologies offers industry-leading cost effective sensor solutions, which help ensure customers achieve maximum application performance and realize the benefits of faster time-to-market and a reduction in system cost. Catering to both current and emerging applications, Avago's diverse range of precision sensors (proximity and ambient light sensors) help to significantly improve the user interface in office, industrial, home, financial and entertainment-based systems, as well as provide the best on-time delivery in the industry. More information is available at www.avagotech.com/sensors.