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TSL1401CL Linear Array Sensor

128 x 1, with hold 400 DPI


  • 128 sensor element organization
  • 400 DPI sensor pitch
  • High linearity and uniformity
  • Rail-to-rail output swing


  • Provides high density pixel count
  • Enables high resolution scanning
  • Enables capacitive threshold sensing
  • Provides full dynamic range

Product parameters

Supply Voltage [V] 3 - 5.5
DPI 400
Active Length [mm] 8.12
Pixel Count 128
Integration Frame by frame
Output Analog
Max. Clock Speed [MHz] 8
Temperature Range [°C] -25 to 85
Package CL-8

General description

The TSL1401CL linear sensor array consists of an 128 × 1 array of photodiodes, associated charge amplifier circuitry, and an internal pixel data-hold function that provides simultaneous integration start and stop times for all pixels. The array is made up of 128 pixels, each of which has a photo-sensitive area of 3524.3 square micrometers. There is 8-μm spacing between pixels. Operation is simplified by internal control logic that require only a serial-input (SI) signal and a clock.

Not Recommended for New Designs!

ams-OSRAM AG is discontinuing production of this device. Please see TSL1401CCS for possible replacement or contact your local sales representative for further information.

This product suits for the following applications:

  • Printer edge detection
  • Scanners
  • Optical character recognition
  • Position sensing


Type Description Language
Application Data RefBoard English

Technical documents

Type Description Language
Datasheet Document version 1-01 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_TSL1401CL English


Type Description Language
EoL Notification TSL1401CL LA8 LF T&R (issued 2020-Mar) English

Other information

Type Description Language
Block Diagram TSL1401CL Block Diagram English
Image TSL1401EvalKit Image English
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