New Integrated Vishay – RGBW Color Sensor Features Filtron™ Technology for Excellent Spectral Sensitivity in a Compact 2 mm by 1.25 mm by 1.0 mm Package

The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology introduces a new digital RGBW sensor featuring Filtron technology for accurate RGBW spectral sensitivity, while providing ambient light spectral sensitivity with responses close to that of the real human eye. Vishay Semiconductors’ VEML6040 incorporates photo-pin-diodes (RGBW) and a signal processing IC in a compact 2.0 mm by 1.25 mm by 1.0 mm surface-mount package, while offering an I²C bus interface for simple operation.

  • Senses red, green, blue, and white light
  • Makes LCD and LED panels more comfortable for end users’ eyes
  • Lowers costs and simplifies designs by eliminating the need for an external resistor
  • Wide detection range allows the device to operate in applications with dark lens designs

Product Benefits

  • Features Filtron technology
  • Enables accurate RGBW spectral sensitivity and provides ambient light spectral sensitivity with responses close to that of the real human eye
  • Combines photo-pin-diodes (RGBW) and a signal processing IC
  • Compact 2.0 mm by 1.25 mm by 1.0 mm surface- mount , 4-pin OPLGA package
  • Supports I²C bus interface
  • Offers 16-bit resolution for each color channel
  • Detection from 0.0056 lx to 11.7 klx
  • Fluorescent light flicker immunity
  • Low power in shutdown mode of < 1 μA
  • Excellent temperature compensation stability from -40°C to +85 °C
  • Operating voltage and I²C bus voltage range of 2.5 V to 3.6 V
  • RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay green

Market Applications

  • Color balancing, backlight control, and color temperature measurement in consumer devices such as smartphones, digital cameras, and televisions
  • Vishay
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