AMS announces new sensor module for color, ambient light and proximity sensing

AMS recently launched the smallest optical sensor module, TMD3700. This new sensor module delivers a combination of color (RGB), ambient light and proximity sensing and provides OEMs with design flexibility and the ability to provide a better display viewing experience.

This new optical sensor module has a footprint of 4.00mm x 1.75mm x 1.00mm and this is the smallest footprint available in the market. It has wide 45 degree field-of-view, ambient light sensing accuracy of +/-10% and operating range of 200mlux to 60klux behind dark glass. So it enables smartphones to measure the surrounding light environment and automatically adjust display color and brightness for optimal viewing. The TMD3700 color sensor channels each have UV and IR blocking filters and a dedicated converter allowing simultaneous data capture necessary for accurate measurements. Besides, the new sensor module features allow dynamic elimination of both electrical and optical crosstalk producing reliable proximity detection.

“Smartphone OEMs are continually condensing their product profiles while seeking ways to improve display performance for the best visual appeal. The availability of the TMD3700 light sensing and proximity detection performance in a compact package, enables innovative display management for today’s space-constrained smartphones”, said Darrell Benke, Strategic Program Director for Advanced Optical Solutions at AMS.

The TMD3700 is available now in production volumes with a unit price of $1.10 in order quantities of 1,000.

More information can be found at: AMS.

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