New Yorker Electronics Releases Vishay RGBC-IR Sensors with I2C Interface

The VEML3328 and VEML3328 Sensors Detect Red, Green, Blue, Clear and IR Light in a Standard and Side-Looking Package


NORTHVALE, New Jersey, USA – New Yorker Electronics has released a new sensor series from Vishay in two different body types. The VEML3328 and VEML3328SL sensor senses red, green, blue, clear and IR light by incorporating photodiodes, amplifiers and analog / digital circuits into a single CMOS chip.

With this sensor, the brightness and color temperature of a display backlight can be adjusted based on the ambient light source, and it can differentiate indoor from outdoor lighting environments. The multi-spectrum sensors from New Yorker Electronics feature a low 2.6V to 3.6V operation voltage, and a low power consumption I2C interface.

These sensors play important functions in today’s electronics. For example, they are used to maintain consistent true color and ideal brightness levels on handheld displays as users move between indoor and outdoor environments. They also automatically adjust LCD backlighting, white balancing and color cast correction in digital cameras, and they monitor LED color output in smart lighting and other functions.

The Vishay VEML sensors support low transmittance (dark) lens design and provide 16-bit resolution for each channel (R, G, B, C, and IR). Peak sensitivities include: Red: 610nm, Green: 560nm, Blue: 470nm, Clear: 590nm and IR: 825nm.

The VEML3328 is available in an OPLGA4 package, and the VEML3328SL is offered in an OPLGA4 SV (side view) package. The VEML3328 is 2.0mm x 1.25mm x 1.0mm and the side looking sensor is 2.95mm x 1.50mm x 1.50mm. Both devices are Pb-free, halogen free, and RoHS compliant and boast a floor life of 168 hours.

New Yorker Electronics is a franchise distributor for Vishay and supplies the full line of Vishay Optoelectronics including Optocouplers, Optical Sensors, 7-Segment Displays, Infrared Receivers, Solid-State Relays, LCD Displays, Visible LEDs, Infrared Emitters, Plasma Displays, Photo Detectors, IrDA Transceivers and Infrared Touch Panels.

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