Vision and Imaging Sensors / Detectors
Proximity Sensor suits mobile electronics applications.
Press Release Summary:
Operating from 2.4-3.6 V supply, RoHS-compliant APDS-9120 combines signal conditioning IC, emitter, and detector into one 4.4 x 4.4 x 1.1 mm SMT package that offers analog and digital output options. Ambient light cancellation circuit, operational up to 100K lux, helps prevent false triggering, while sensing capabilities are adjustable from 10 kHz to 1 MHz. Integration eliminates need for external LED driver, signal filtering, and amplification. Typical detection distance is 30 mm.
Original Press Release:
Avago Technologies Launches Ultra-Thin Integrated Optical Proximity Sensor for Mobile Electronic Applications
New Proximity Sensor Features Built-In Signal Conditioning and Space-Saving Packaging Technology for Easy Design Implementation
SAN JOSE, CA, and SINGAPORE, June 29, 2009 -- Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new ultra-thin integrated optical proximity sensor for use in a wide range of portable consumer electronic devices, and personal computers. Avago's APDS-9120 proximity sensor combines a built-in signal conditioning IC, emitter and detector into a single package which offers both analog and digital output options for easy installation. This proximity sensor is ideal for use in mobile phones, PDAs, handheld games, and notebook computers.
With a surface mountable package size that is 1.1 mm thick by 4.4 mm by 4.4 mm, the APDS-9120 offers many technical features required by mobile phone manufacturers such as an extended detection range, and superior signal conditioning circuitry which offers superior performance in bright sunlight conditions. Additionally, this integrated proximity sensor is very robust and provides application designers with ease of implementation as it eliminates the need for an external LED driver, signal filtering and amplification, as well as sunlight and ambient light immunity. This sensor also incorporates a stuck high protection circuit to preserve LED life.
Competitively priced, the APDS-9120 includes a shutdown mode to conserve power consumption and extend battery life in portable devices. Additionally, the pulse width, burst rate, duty cycle and frequency can be controlled to further minimize power consumption. Moreover, with an external limiting resistor, the LED current of this optical proximity sensor can be configured to a variety of levels.
Pricing and Availability
Pricing for Avago's APDS-9120 optical proximity sensor starts at $1.80 in minimum quantities of 2,500. Samples and production quantities are available now through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners. More information is available at avagotech.com/sensors.
About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to approximately 40,000 end customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive electronics, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and consumer and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at avagotech.com.
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