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TCS3530 True Color Sensor with Flicker Detection

High Accuracy Color Sensor Mimicking the Human Eye


  • XYZ true color channels + IR channel + 2 Hg channels
  • Ultra-high ALS and color sensitivity
  • Flicker detection up to 7kHz (14kS raw data)
  • Integrated diffuser in package
  • 0.18µ process technology with 1.8V/1.2V I²C and I³C
  • Factory calibrated with multiple light-sources
  • Area efficient 2.5 x 1.8 x 1.5 mm OLGA package (8 pin)


  • Provides high-accuracy color sensor mimicking the human eye
  • Allows calculation of chromaticity coordinates and light source detection
  • Simplifies design – no diffuser or accurate aperture needed
  • Simplifies smartphone production flow – simple end of line calibration
  • Enables accurate and stable measurement in low light conditions
  • Compensates for part-to-part filter variation
  • Reduce board space requirements and enable low-profile system design

Product parameters

Supply Voltage [V] 1.7 - 1.98
Interface I²C Bus 1.8V
Color Sensor Channels
IR Blocking Filter Yes
Programmable Gain, Integration Time, Interrupt
Temperature Range [°C] -30 to 85
Package Optical module, pin count 8

General description

TCS3530 is an ultra-sensitive color sensor that matches the response of the human eye to visible light. The sensor’s highly accurate measurements of chromaticity and illuminance support superior automatic white balancing in cameras, as well as sophisticated display color management. Fully integrated optical assembly with built-in diffuser backed by end-of-line calibration simplifies manufacturers’ production processes and optical designs

This product suits for the following applications:

  • Ultra-accurate automatic white balancing in cameras
  • Superior color management in displays, monitors and televisions in all ambient lighting conditions


Title Category Headline Buy
TCS3530EvalKit Application Board Evaluation Kit for TCS3530

Technical documents

Type Description Language
Datasheet TCS3530 Datasheet English

Other information

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Block Diagram TCS3530 Block Diagram
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