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Free evaluation modules for innovative digital light, colour and proximity sensors

19 June 2012

A range of evaluation modules from sensor manufacturer ams could help to determine the suitability of the company’s light, colour and proximity sensors for your design requirements. Read more...

Each evaluation module (EVM) comes with a motherboard, a daughterboard mounted with the selected sensor device, an adapter and USB cable, and application software and documents on a Flash drive.

A set-up wizard will guide you through the full installation of the software provided. Values for register variables may be set via user interface windows using multiple techniques. The Functional tab is commonly used to quickly evaluate the device with nominal settings. The Input Register tab allows the register settings to be changed, and the Output Register tab allows registers to be viewed. Other tabs provide additional demonstration and test features for evaluation.

As an example, the TSL2771 sensor combines ambient light sensing (ALS) and proximity detection in a single device. The ALS approximates human eye response to light intensity under a variety of lighting conditions and through a variety of attenuation materials. The proximity detection feature allows a large dynamic range of operation, for use in short distance detection behind dark glass or for longer distance measurements. Within the TSL2771 EVM, simple commonly used controls exist for the ALS functionality, the proximity detection functionality, the wait time between samples, and the proximity threshold level.

Pacer has a limited quantity of EVMs available free of charge to support customers with new projects. Contact Pacer with details of your requirements and your choice of TSL2771 ambient light and proximity sensor, TSL2571 ambient light sensor, TCS3771 colour and proximity sensor, TCS3471 colour sensor or TSL4531 ambient light sensor. Device data sheets are available on Pacer’s website at: http://www.pacer.co.uk/products/sensors/smartlightandcoloursensors/

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