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Ambient light sensor

VEML6030 is a high accuracy ambient light digital 16-bit resolution sensor in a miniature transparent 2 mm x 2 mm package. It includes a high sensitive photodiode, a low noise amplifier, a 16-bit A/D converter and supports an easy to use I2C bus communication interface and additional interrupt feature. The ambient light result is as digital value available.


  • Ambient light sensor for mobile devices (e.g. smart phones, touch phones, PDA, GPS) for backlight dimming
  • Ambient light sensor for industrial on- / off-lighting operation
  • Optical switch for consumer, computing, and industrial devices and displays

Key features Product benefits
  • Dimensions (L x W x H in mm): 2 x 2 x 0.87
  • Integrated modules: ambient light sensor (ALS)
  • Supply voltage range VDD: 2.5 V to 3.6 V
  • Communication via I2C interface
  • I2C bus H-level range: 1.7 V to 3.6 V
  • Floor life: 72 h, MSL 4, according to J-STD-020
  • Low stand by current consumption: typ. 0.5 μA
  • O-TrimTM technology adoption: ALS output tolerance ≤ 10 %
  • 16-bit dynamic range for ambient light detection from 0 lx to about 120 klx with resolution down to 0.0036 lx/ct, supports low transmittance (dark) lens design
  • 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker noise rejection
  • Excellent temperature compensation

Block diagram

Vishay Ambient light sensor VEML6030


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