Future Electronics offers the TSL2591, a low light, sensitive digital light sensor from AMS.
Online PR News – 08-June-2014 – 6/6/2014, Pointe Claire, Quebec – Pointe Claire, Quebec Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, offers the TSL2591, a low light, sensitive digital light sensor from AMS.
The TSL2591 is a very high sensitivity light-to-digital converter that transforms light intensity into a digital signal output capable of direct I2C interface.
The device combines one broadband photodiode (visible plus infrared) and one infrared-responding photodiode on a single CMOS integrated circuit.
Two integrating ADCs convert the photodiode currents into a digital output that represents the irradiance measured on each channel. This digital output can be input to a microprocessor where illuminance (ambient light level) in lux is derived using an empirical formula to approximate the human eye response.
The TSL2591 supports a traditional level style interrupt that remains asserted until the firmware clears it.
Features include a dual diode, programmable analog gain and integration time, a 600M:1 dynamic range, two internal interrupt sources, programmable upper and lower thresholds, user selectable sleep mode, data rates up to 400kbit/s, and input voltage levels that are compatible with 3.0V Bus.
Applications include digital signage, white goods, medical and industrial instrumentation, keyboard illumination control, solid state and general lighting control, printer paper detection, and ambient light sensing (ALS) for mobile handsets, tablets, notebooks, TVs and monitors.
Some of the many benefits of the TSL2591 low light sensitive digital light sensor are that it offers design flexibility for dark glass and placement, it enables operation in IR light environments, as well as dark room to sunlight operation; it reduces microprocessor interrupt overhead, improves lux accuracy across various light sources, and reduces board space requirements while simplifying designs.
To purchase product(s) or for more information about AMS, the TSL2591 Series, TSL25911FN, light-to-digital converters, or optical sensors, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
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