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The ISL29043 is an integrated ambient and infrared light-to-digital converter with a built-in IR LED and I2C Interface (SMBus Compatible). This device uses two independent ADCs for concurrently measuring ambient light and proximity in parallel. The flexible interrupt scheme is designed for minimal microcontroller utilization. For ambient light sensor (ALS) data conversions, an ADC converts photodiode current (with a light sensitivity range up to 2000 Lux) 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 540µs conversion time. The ISL29043 provides low power operation of ALS and proximity sensing with a typical 136µA normal operation current (110µA for sensors and internal circuitry, ~28µA for LED) with 220mA current pulses for a net 100µs, repeating every 800ms (or under). The ISL29043 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 ISL29043 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 10 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


  • Display and Keypad Dimming Adjustment and Proximity Sensing for: Mobile Devices: Smart Phone, PDA, GPS Computing Devices: Laptop PC, Netbook, Tablet PC Consumer Devices: LCD-TV, Digital Picture Frame, Digital Camera Industrial and Medical Light and Proximity Sensing

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Documentation & Downloads

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Datasheets & Errata
ISL29043 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.00 MB
Application Notes & White Papers
AN1436 Application Note PDF 563 KB
AN1737: Eye Safety for Proximity Sensing Using Infrared Light-Emitting Diodes Application Note PDF 712 KB