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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.
TCS3200 Block Diagram
TCS3200 Block Diagram
TCS3200EvalKit Image
TCS3200EvalKit Image

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

Type Description Language
Datasheet Document version 1-01 English
Application Note Color Classification with the TCS230 English
Application Note Colorimetry Tutorial (DN 20) English

Other Information

Type Description Language
Block Diagram TCS3200 Block Diagram English
Other Product Document TCS3200EvalKit Image English

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