New Ultra-Compact and Surface Mount Photo-IC Sensor Reduces Power Consumption and Improves Visibility of Display
The TPS859 provides ultra-high sensitivity with light current (IL) of 230microA(1) compared with 40microA(1) in the previous generation TPS852 -- an almost 6x improvement. The device also employs a new optical filtering technology which achieves luminous efficiency near to that of the human eye. The filter is able to reduce the ratio of incandescent to fluorescent light sensitivity (IL) from 1.2 (typ.) in the TPS852 to 1.0 (typ.) for the TPS859. The combination of the 16 percent improvement in the sensitivity ratio and the six-fold increase in sensitivity makes TPS859 the most robust device in the Toshiba ALS product line.
"The ultra-compact surface-mount package expands the potential applications for the TPS859, which could range from large applications such as flat panel displays and various home appliances to small applications including cell phones and digital cameras," explains Roger Shih, business development engineer for the optoelectronics group at TAEC. "In addition, the new filtering technology and the lower operating voltage improve both the sensitivity and the power saving capabilities of the component."
With excellent output linearity across various light sources, Toshiba's RoHS-compatible(2) TPS859 photo-IC ALS features an ultra-compact surface-mount package that measures 1.6 x 1.6 x 0.55 mm. The TPS859 can operate from 1.8V to 5.5V, which makes it ideal for battery-powered applications.
TPS859 - Absolute Maximum Ratings (Ta = 25 degrees C) Characteristics Symbol Rating Supply Voltage VCC -0.5 to 6 V Operating Temperature Topr -30 to 85 degrees C TPS859 - Technical Specifications Characteristics Value Condition Peak Sensitivity Wavelength 550 nm ^P (typ.) VCC=3V, EV=100lx Light Current IL(1) Typical: 230 microA (using CIE standard A light) Min.: 160 microA VCC=3V, EV=100lx Light Current IL(2) Typical: 230 microA (using F10 fluorescent Max: 320 microA light) Light Current Ratio IL(1)/IL(2) 1.0 VCC=3V, EV=100lx Dark Current ILEAK (max) 0.2 microA VCC=3V, EV = 0lx Package 6-Pin SMD 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.55mm
Pricing and Availability
Samples of the Toshiba TPS859 Photo-IC ALS are available now, priced at $0.35 each in 10Kp quantities.
Toshiba's Discrete Products
Since 1986, Toshiba Corp. has ranked as the top discrete supplier on a worldwide basis, based on annual revenue from international shipments of total discrete products. According to the most recent annual report from market research firm Gartner Dataquest (San Jose, CA), Toshiba remained the top discrete semiconductor supplier. (Source: "2007 Worldwide Semiconductor Market Share Report," Gartner, released April 2008). More specifically, Toshiba is a leading supplier in a number of discrete product categories, including power transistors, rectifiers and thyristors, LMOS logic, CMOS logic, photocouplers, Toslinks(TM), LEDs, small signal diodes and transistors. The company's discrete devices are designed to meet the growing demand for high-performance and lower voltages in today's wireless telecommunications and consumer electronics applications, while emphasizing its strength in the automotive and industrial markets.
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(1) Typical value at the following conditions: VCC = 3V, EV = 100 lx. (2) Toshiba Semiconductor Company defines "RoHS-Compatible" semiconductor products as products that either (i) contain no more than a maximum concentration value of 0.1% by weight in homogeneous materials for lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and no more than 0.01% by weight in homogenous materials for cadmium; or (ii) fall within one of the stated exemptions set forth in the Annex to the RoHS Directive(3). (3) Toshiba Semiconductor Company defines the "RoHS Directive" as the Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.
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