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TCS3410 Color and Flicker Detection Sensor

Universal ambient light RGB sensor for behind OLED displays or auxiliary to camera


  • 1mlux detectable illuminance
  • UV/IR blocking filter for RGBC channels
  • Flicker-immune ALS sensing with programmable integration time
  • Concurrent flicker and ALS measurement with new simplified readout methodology
  • Up to 7kHz flicker detection (14kHz sampling)
  • Configurable sleep mode
  • Interrupt-driven device
  • Digital and analog saturation flags
  • Decreases traffic on I2C bus


  • Invisible ALS sensing under any glass type
  • Unique fast ALS integration mode
  • Integrated ambient light flicker detection on chip
  • Low power consumption and minimum I2C traffic
  • Integrated status checking for all functions
  • On chip data compression

Product parameters

Supply Voltage [V] 1.7 - 1.98
Temperature Range [°C] -30 to 85
Package OLGA, Pin count 6
Interface I²C - 1.8V
Color Sensor Channels RGBC+Flicker
IR Blocking Filter Yes
Programmable Gain, Integration Time, Interrupt, Configuration

General description

The TCS3410 features ambient light sensing, as well as flicker detection. The device comes in a low-profile and small footprint, L2.0mm x W1.0mm x H0.5mm optical QFN package. The Ambient Light Sensing function provides three concurrent ambient light and flicker sensing channels, which can be arbitrarily connected to the photodiodes via a programmable multiplexer. TCS3410 incorporates a set of RGB photodiodes and a Clear photodiode. The RGB and Clear photodiode area is covered with a UV/IR blocking filter. This architecture accurately measures ambient light and enables the calculation of irradiance of different light sources. Calculation results help to improve display appearance and picture taking. The device also integrates direct detection of ambient light flicker. Flicker detection is executed in parallel with ambient light sensing and has independent gain configuration. The flicker detection engine will sample and buffer data for calculating flicker frequencies externally on a host CPU.

This product suits for the following applications:

  • Indoor/outdoor brightness information
  • Brightness management for displays
  • Camera image correction assistance
  • Flicker-immune camera operation


Title Category Headline Buy
TCS3410 Eval Kit Application Board Evaluation Kit for TCS3410

Technical documents

Type Description Language
Datasheet TCS3410 Datasheet English
Application Note Basic Pre-Production Light & Color Sensor Solution Validation Process English
Application Note TCS3410 ALS/Color/Flicker English
Special Datasheet TCS3410 short datasheet English

Environmental documents

Type Description Language
RoHS Certificate RoHS Certificate TCS3410 English

Other information

Type Description Language
Block Diagram TCS3410 Block Diagram English
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