The ISL29011IROZ-EVALZ evaluation board is used to evaluate the performance of Renesas' ISL29011 digital ambient light sensor and proximity sensor with interrupt function.

The ISL29011 is an integrated ambient and infrared light-to-digital converter with a built-in IR LED driver and I2C interface (SMBus compatible). This device provides not only ambient light sensing to allow robust backlight/display brightness control but also infrared sensing to allow proximity estimation featured with interrupt function.


  • Proximity sensing
  • Ambient IR cancellation during proximity sensing
    • Works under direct sunlight
  • IR LED driver with programmable source current
    • Adjustable current drive from 100mA to 12.5mA
  • Programmable LED current modulation frequency
  • Variable conversion resolution
  • Simple output code directly proportional to lux
  • Adjustable sensitivity up to 65 counts per lux
  • Selectable range (via I2C)
  • Integrated 50Hz/60Hz noise rejection
  • Works under various light sources, including sunlight
  • Light sensor close to human eye response
    • Excellent light sensor IR and UV rejection
  • Proximity sensor range from 850nm to 950nm
    • Can use either 850nm or 950nm LED solution
  • 90µA max operating current
  • Software shutdown and automatic shutdown
    • 0.5µA max shutdown current
  • I2C (SMBus compatible) output
  • No complex algorithms needed
  • Temperature compensated
  • Small form factor
    • 8 Ld 2.0mm x 2.1mm x 0.7mm ODFN package
  • I2C and SMBus compatible
  • 1.7V to 3.63V supply for I2C interface
  • 2.25V to 3.63V sensor power supply
  • Pb-Free (RoHS compliant)


  • Display and keypad dimming adjustment and proximity sensing for:
    • Mobile devices: Smartphones, PDAs, GPS
    • Computing devices: Notebook PCs, Webpads
    • Consumer devices: LCD-TVs, digital picture frames, digital cameras
  • Industrial and medical light and proximity sensing

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Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL29011 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.19 MB
User Guides & Manuals
ISL290xxiroz-evalz, ISL29xxxeval1z User Guide Manual PDF 1.74 MB
ISL29011IROZ-EVALZ User Guide Manual PDF 355 KB
isl29011-design-model1 Design File IBS 52 KB
Intersil ISL29xxx HID Installer v1.39 Library EXE 3.56 MB
ISL29011, ISL29018, ISL29021, ISL29023 Evaluation Board Software v1.0.7 Library EXE 2.41 MB
ISL29xxx ALS Evaluation Software v5.4.1 Library EXE 2.87 MB