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Industry’s Smallest IO-Link Ambient Light Sensor

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:17pm
WDD Staff

Using the Santa Cruz (MAXREFDES23#) ambient light sensor (ALS) from Maxim Integrated Products (Munich, Germany), factories can quickly configure and monitor multiple red, green, blue (RGB) and infrared (IR) ambient light sensors with the high accuracy required in industrial applications. The Santa Cruz ALS solution enables connected factories. This reference system provides a wide, dynamic range of clear, RGB, and IR light, and temperature data. Key advantages include:

  • Small size: Industry’s smallest ambient light sensing system.
  • High integration: Integrates six highly accurate clear light, RGB and IR sensors; a temperature sensor; an economical and ultra-low-power microcontroller; dual integrated 3.3V and 5V linear regulators; programmable flash memory; and IO-Link software.
  • High sensitivity: Sensitive over a range of 57,542 lux to 0.001 lux, at low power.
  • Ease of configuration: IO-Link enabled, which allows simple identification and connection to existing industrial systems.

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