The ISL29006 is a light-to-current silicon optical sensors combining a photodiode array and a current amplifier on a single monolithic IC. The photodiode's spectral sensitivity approximates the human eye response peaking at 550nm with virtually no infrared (IR) response. Exposed to light, these light sensors give current outputs that are linearly proportional to the light intensity. The output of ISL29006 is configured as a current source. The ISL29006 offers an EN pin that can be used for a polling scheme to extend the battery life of portable devices. Housed in an ultra-compact 2mm x 2.1mm ODFN clear plastic package, this device is excellent for power saving control function in cell phones, PDAs and other handheld applications.


  • 0.5 lux to 10,000 lux range
  • 1.8V to 3.6V supply range
  • Low supply current (3.5µA @ 100 lux)
  • Fast response time
  • Close to human eye response
  • IR Rejection
  • Internal dark current compensation
  • Lux to current source or/and sink
  • Excellent output linearity of luminance
  • 6 Ld ODFN: 2mm x 2.1mm x 0.7mm
  • Pb-free (RoHS compliant)


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


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star ISL29006, ISL29007, ISL29008 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1015 KB
PLC21035 - End of Life Notice Product Life Cycle Notice PDF 1.17 MB


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memoryBoards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
ISL29006IROZ-EVALZ Small, Low Power, Current-Output Ambient Light Photo Detect IC Eval Board Evaluation Renesas