2012

Optical Sensor

altMaxim Integrated Products Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the MAX44000, a digital ambient-light and infrared proximity sensor that detects light like a human eye. Designed using the company’s proprietary BiCMOS technology, this IC integrates three optical sensors, two ADCs, and digital functionality into a tiny 2mm x 2mm x 0.6mm package. This integration saves valuable board space while delivering optical fusion and unparalleled light-sensing performance. The MAX44000 also consumes very low power: only 5µA when the ambient sensor is enabled, and only 7µA when both the proximity sensor and ambient light sensor are activated. This low-power usage significantly extends an application’s battery life. The MAX44000 is ideal for touch-screen applications, including smartphones, portable devices, industrial sensors, and presence detection.

www.maxim-ic.com

White Papers

The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication
Sponsored by igus
How To Guide for the Most Common Measurements
Sponsored by National Instruments
Introduction to Hypervisor Technology
Sponsored by Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
Eliminate Risk of Contention and Data Corruption in RS-485 Communications
Sponsored by Sealevel
High Reliability Flexible Circuits for the Medical Marketplace
Sponsored by Tech Etch
Liquid Silicone Rubber Takes the Heat
Sponsored by Proto Labs

White Papers Sponsored By: