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TCS3200 Color Sensor

Programmable color light-to-frequency converter


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


  • 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 parameters

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
Remark Not recommended for new designs. Please see TCS3430, TCS3400, TCS3472x device family.

General Description

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.

This product suits for the following applications:

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


Title Category Headline Buy
TCS3200EvalKit Application Board Evaluation Kit for TCS3200

Technical Documents

Name Type Description Version Language
ColorSensors_AN000518_1-00.pdf Application Note Color Classification with the TCS230 1-00 English
LightSensors_AN000519_1-00.pdf Application Note Colorimetry Tutorial (DN 20) 1-00 English
TCS3200_BD000169_1-00.png Block Diagram TCS3200 Block Diagram 1-00 English
TCS3200_DS000107_3-00.pdf Datasheet Document version 1-01 3-00 English
TCS3200_PD000357_1-00.png Other Product Document TCS3200EvalKit Image 1-00 English

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