Sensors detect RGB, clear and IR light in a standard and side-looking package

30-10-2020 | New Yorker Electronics | Test & Measurement

New Yorker Electronics has released a new sensor series from Vishay in two different body types. The VEML3328 and VEML3328SL sensor which senses red, green, blue, clear and IR light by including photodiodes, amplifiers and analog/digital circuits into a single CMOS chip.


With this sensor, the brightness and colour temperature of a display backlight can be altered based on the ambient light source, and it can distinguish indoor from outdoor lighting environments. The multi-spectrum sensors offer a low 2.6V to 3.6V operation voltage and a low power consumption I2C interface.


The sensors support low transmittance (dark) lens design and deliver 16-bit resolution for each channel (R, G, B, C, and IR). Peak sensitivities comprise Red 610nm, Green 560nm, Blue 470nm, Clear 590nm and IR 825nm.


The VEML3328 is offered in an OPLGA4 package, and the VEML3328SL is provided in an OPLGA4 SV (side view) package. The VEML3328 is 2mm x 1.25mm x 1mm and the side looking sensor is 2.95mm x 1.5mm x 1.5mm. Both devices are Pb-free, halogen-free, and RoHS compliant and provide a floor life of 168 hours.

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