ISL29101

Small, Low Power, Voltage-Output Ambient Light Photo Detect IC

Product Status: Mass Production(*)

OVERVIEW

The ISL29101 is a low power ambient Light-to-Voltage optical sensor combining a photodiode array, a current amplifier and a micropower operational amplifier on a single monolithic IC. Similar to the human eye, the photodiode array has a peak response at 550nm and spans from 400nm to 600nm, rejecting UV light and IR light. The output voltage is proportional to the visible light intensity from 0.5 lux up to 10,000 lux. However, the input luminance range can go up to 30,000 lux with some compromise in linearity.

A dark current compensation circuit aids the photodiode array to minimize temperature dependent leakage currents in the absence of light, improving the light sensity at low lux levels.

Housed in an ultra-compact surface mount 2mmx2.1mm ODFN clear plastic package, this device is excellent for power saving control functions in cell phones, PDAs, and other handheld applications.

KEY FEATURES

  • 0.5 lux to 10,000 lux range
  • 1.8V to 3.3V supply range
  • Low supply current
  • Fast response time
  • Excellent linearity of output voltage vs light intensity
  • Close to human eye response
  • Good IR rejection
  • Internal temperature compensation
  • Operating temperature range -40°C to +85°C
  • Ultra-compact surface mount package
  • Pb-free (RoHS compliant)

BLOCK DIAGRAM

 Block Diagram

PARAMETRICS

Parameters
ISL29101
Basic Information
Production Status
Mass Production(*)
Peak Spectral Sensitivity
550 nm
VS (min)
1.8 V
VS (max)
3.3 V
Supply Current @ EV =100Lux
23 µA
Lux Range (max) (lux)
10000
Output Voltage @ EV=100Lux
1.65 V
Dark Voltage @ EV=0Lux
1 mV
Rise Time
27 µs
Fall Time
233 µs
Qualification Level
Standard
Delay Time, Rising Edge (μs)
209
Delay Time, Falling Edge (μs)
18
Package Dimensions (mm)
2.0x2.1x0.75
Pb Free?
Yes
Enable Pin?
No
Can Sample
YES
Temperature Range
-40 to +85

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