Maxim Integrated Products announces four, new digital optical sensors
that advance analog integration with sensor fusion. The
MAX44004/05/06/08 measure red/green/blue (RGB) light levels, ambient
visible light (ALS), proximity to the sensor, ambient infrared (IR)
levels, and temperature. As many as seven sensors are integrated into
one compact optical package. The sensors provide robust and repeatable
measurements and the MAX44005/MAX44006/MAX44008 all consume an
industry-low 20µA each. The high integration reduces system cost,
eliminates several external components, and greatly simplifies design.
These optical sensors can be used in a wide variety of applications
such as smartphones, tablets, portable consumer devices, displays,
digital light management, security systems, and medical devices.
Optical sensors provide higher levels of integration
- The MAX44004 is a low-power ALS that consumes only 5µA.
- The MAX44006/MAX44008 integrate RGB color sensors plus an ALS (clear), an ambient IR, and temperature sensors.
- The MAX44005 includes an RGB color sensor plus an ALS (clear), ambient IR, IR proximity, and temperature sensors.
The MAX44005/MAX44006/MAX44008 are guaranteed over the -40°C to
+85°C temperature range. MAX44004 is guaranteed over the -40°C
to +105°C temperature range. All sensors are available in a 2mm x
2mm x 0.6mm optical package.electronica 2012: Halle A6, Stand 163
For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com/