TCS3414 Evaluation Board

 

IMG_3466TCS3414 digital color light sensor developed by TAOS (Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions, now a part of AMS) provides an accurate way to derive the color chromaticity and illuminance (intensity) of ambient light and provide a digital output with 16-bits of resolution. The sensor includes an 8 × 2 array of filtered photodiodes, analog-to-digital converters, and control functions on a single monolithic CMOS integrated circuit. Of the 16 photodiodes, 4 have red filters, 4 have green filters, 4 have blue filters, and 4 have no filter (clear). With the advanced in-package trim capability, device-to-device and system-to-system tolerance can be minimized, allowing very precise repeatability to be attained.  The final data is transferred via an I2C to the host.  The beauty of this sensor is that all the analog signal detection and process are finished inside the sensor, and the output is purely digital so the signal/noise ratio is high.

The TCL3414 Evaluation Board is a perfect compact size (13 x 8mm form factor) plug-and-play board to taste the flavor of TCL3414 digital color light sensor.  You can easily plug it into a breadboard and use an Arduino or any other microcontroller to measure around.


Notice


    • The sensors and evaluation boards are brand new and will be tested before shipping.  Defective items may be returned.  The evaluation boards may come with 0.100″ pitch standard connector header pins assembled at first.  Please specify whether you want the pins assembled or not.
    • This is a 3.3V only board, for both the I2C communications and power input.  It may require pull-up resistors depending on your circuit and microprocessor.

Manufacturers Description


Features:

      • Programmable Interrupt Function with User-Defined Upper and Lower Threshold Settings
      •  Internal Filter Eliminates Signal Fluctuation Due to AC Lighting Flicker — No External Capacitor Required
      •  In-Package Trim Provides an Easy and Accurate Means to Achieve System-to-System Repeatability
      •  16-Bit Digital Output with I2C at 400 kHz
      •  Programmable Analog Gain and Integration Time Supporting 1,000,000-to-1 Dynamic Range
      • SYNC Input Synchronizes Integration Cycle to Modulated Light Sources (e.g. PWM)
      •  Operating Temperature Range −40 C to 85 C (CS Package) −30 C to 70 C (FN Package)
      • Operating voltage of 2.7 V to 3.6 V
      • Available in Both an FN and a CS Package.  The CS Package is the Industry’s Smallest Digital RGB Color Sensor

Applications:

      • Provides Method to Derive Chromaticity Coordinates to Manage Display Backlighting (i.e. RGB LED, CCFL, etc.)
      • Provides Means to Derive Color Temperature to White-Color Balance Displays Under Various Lighting Conditions

End Products and Market Segments:

        •  HDTVs
        •  Tablets, Laptops, Monitors
        •  Medical Instrumentation
        •  Consumer Toys
        •  Industrial/Commercial Lighting
        •   Industrial Process Control

Description:

    • The TCS3404 and TCS3414 digital color light sensors are designed to accurately derive the color chromaticity and illuminance (intensity) of ambient light and provide a digital output with 16-bits of resolution. The devices include an 8 × 2 array of filtered photodiodes, analog-to-digital converters, and control functions on a single monolithic CMOS integrated circuit. Of the 16 photodiodes, 4 have red filters, 4 have green filters, 4 have blue filters, and 4 have no filter (clear). With the advanced patent pending in-package trim capability, device-to-device and system-to-system tolerance can be minimized allowing very precise repeatability to be attained.

You can click here for datasheet.

For some fun DIY projects using this evaluation board, please visit Open Source Photonics.

 


Package includes


1 x TCS3414 evaluation board with 0.100″ pitch standard connector header pins soldered or separate.  Customer may specify.

 

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