Maxim 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.
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