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TCS3200 Color Sensor

Programmable color light-to-frequency converter


The TCS3200 programmable color light-to-frequency converter combines configurable silicon photodiodes and a current-to-frequency converter on a single monolithic CMOS integrated circuit. The output is a square wave (50% duty cycle) with frequency directly proportional to light intensity (irradiance).  The TCS3200 reads an 8x8 array of photodiodes.

Key Features

  • Programmable color light-to-frequency converter
  • Output Enable (OE) pin
  • Output frequency scaling
  • Available in 5mm x 6.2mm SOIC (D) package

Key Benefits

  • Enables high-resolution conversion of light intensity to frequency
  • Disables the output into a Hi-Impedance state when OE input pin is Low
  • Enables output range to be optimized for a variety of low-cost measurement techniques
  • Reduces board space requirements while simplifying designs

Product Facts

Supply Voltage [V] 2.7- 5.5
Interface Frequency
Color Sensor Channels RGBC
IR Blocking Filter
Temperature Range [°C] -40 to +70
Packages D, Pin Count 8

Additional Information

  • RGB LED consistency control
  • Industrial process control
  • Medical diagnostic equipment