Products, Materials + Tools | Aug 01, 2007

Avago Technologies Adds New Ambient Light Sensor with Logarithmic Output to Product Family

Avago Technologies today announced a new ambient light sensor with a precise, logarithmic output response over a wide range of lighting conditions. The company is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications.

The APDS-9007 is the newest addition to Avago’s ambient light sensor product family.  With logarithmic output, the new sensor is designed to cover a wide range of brightness (3 lux to 70 K lux).  This makes ambient light sensing suitable for mobile and other applications, such as outdoor lighting and solar panels, which may be operated under direct sunlight.

Designed to closely follow the human-eye spectral response curve, Avago’s APDS-9007 ambient-light photo sensor produces reliable sensor reading under diverse lighting conditions.  The APDS-9007 is also designed to significantly reduce power consumption and save battery life in portable and mobile devices by enabling the auto adjustment of the LCD backlight intensity and keypad lighting.  Packaged in a miniature chipLED lead-free surface mount package, Avago’s compact APDS-9007 also sustains temperature ranges of -40° C to 85° C and Vcc supply from 2 to 3.6 V.

Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the APDS-9007 begins at $0.45 in moderate volumes. The APDS-9007 is currently available through Avago’s direct sales and worldwide distributor partners.

Avago’s Infrared and Sensor Products
Avago Technologies offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of IrDA transceivers, Interface ICs and discrete emitters and detectors. It is the only company to provide state-of-the-art transceivers and sensor solutions with fully integrated and complete IrDA hardware and software solutions, which help ensure customers achieve maximum application performance and realize the benefits of faster time-to-market and a reduction in system cost.

With its advanced infrared and sensing technology, the company continues to lead the industry to provide faster connectivity and integrated remote control ability while decreasing the overall system power.  Catering to both current and emerging applications, Avago’s diverse range of infrared solution and precision sensors (Proximity and Ambient Light sensors) are able to significantly improve the user interface in office, industrial, home, financial and entertainment-based systems.
Reputed to provide the best on-time delivery in the industry, Avago Technologies is the world’s largest supplier of infrared transceivers, shipping more than 500 million units since releasing its first IrDA-compliant transceiver in 1994.
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About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. The company's products serve four end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. It is recognized for providing high-quality products along with strong customer service. Avago’s heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Agilent/Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at .

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