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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
Package 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.

Not Recommended for New Designs!

ams-OSRAM AG is discontinuing production of this device. Final lifetime buy order must be placed by OCTOBER 15, 2021. Please contact your local sales representative for further information regarding available or planned replacement options.

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

Type Description Language
Datasheet Document version 1-01 English
Application Note Color Classification with the TCS230 English
Application Note Lux and CCT Calculations (DN40) English
Application Note Improving Color Sensor Lux Accuracy English
Application Note Colorimetry Tutorial (DN 20) English
Application Note Basic Pre-Production Light & Color Sensor Solution Validation Process English

Environmental documents

Type Description Language
RoHS Certificate RoHS Certificate_TCS3200 English


Type Description Language
EoL Notification Plano Test Site (issued May-20-2021) English
Product Change Notification PCN18-2016 (TSL230RD, TSL230ARD, TSL230BRD, TSL238, TSL250RD, TSL251RD, TSL2550, TSL260RD, TSL261RD, TCS3200, TCS3210) English

Other information

Type Description Language
Block Diagram TCS3200 Block Diagram English
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