ISL29044

Low Power Ambient Light and Proximity Sensor with Internal IR-LED and Digital Output

Device is no longer available or supported, and production has been discontinued.

OVERVIEW

The ISL29044 is an integrated ambient and infrared light-to-digital converter with a built-in IR LED and I2 C 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 547μs conversion time.

The ISL29044 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 ISL29044 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 ISL29044 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.

KEY FEATURES

  • 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

BLOCK DIAGRAM

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PARAMETRICS

Parameters
ISL29044
Basic Information
Production Status
EOL
Peak Spectral Sensitivity
550 nm
VS (min)
2.25 V
VS (max)
3.63 V
ICC
94 µA
Resolution Bits
12
Lux Range (min) (lux)
0
Lux Range (max) (lux)
2000
Counts/Lux (max) (Counts)
2.048
Dark ADC Code @ Ev=0Lux (max) (Counts)
3
Gain Selection?
No
Qualification Level
Standard
Bus/Output Interface
I2C
Address Selection Pins?
No
Package Dimensions (mm)
2.36x3.94x1.35
Features
Internal LED + Sensor
Enable Pin?
Software Enabled

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