For ambient light sensor (ALS) data conversions, an ADC converts photodiode current (with a light sensitivity range up to 3200Lux) in 100ms per sample. The ADC rejects 50Hz/60Hz flicker noise caused by artificial light sources.
For proximity sensor (Prox) data conversions, the built-in driver turns on an internal infrared LED and the proximity sensor ADC converts the reflected IR intensity to digital. This ADC rejects ambient IR noise (such as sunlight) and has a 547μs conversion time.
The ISL29044A provides low power operation of ALS and proximity sensing with a typical 133μA normal operation current (108μA for sensors and internal circuitry, ~25μA for LED) with 220mA current pulses for a net 100μs, repeating every 800ms (or under).
The ISL29044A uses both a hardware pin and software bits to indicate an interrupt event has occurred. An ALS interrupt is defined as a measurement that is outside a set window. A proximity interrupt is defined as a measurement over a threshold limit. The user may also require that both ALS/Prox interrupts occur at once, up to 16 times in a row before activating the interrupt pin.
The ISL29044A is designed to operate from 2.25V to 3.63V over the -40°C to +85°C ambient temperature range. It is packaged in a clear, lead-free 8 Ld ODFN package.
- Internal LED + Sensor = complete solution
- Works under all light sources including sunlight
- Dual ADCs measure ALS/Prox concurrently
- <1.0μA Supply current when powered down
- Temperature compensated
- Pb-Free (RoHS compliant)
Intelligent and Flexible Interrupts
- Independent ALS/Prox interrupt thresholds
- Adjustable interrupt persistency
- 1/4/8/16 consecutive triggers required before interrupt