Colour & Light Sensors

Colour sensors measure exactly the colour of a surface by casting light onto an object and calculating the reflected radiation. There are many challenges to these types of sensors, such as the reflectivity of the surface on which a colour is being measured influencing the measurement itself.
Colour Sensor Applications
Colour sensors have a wide variety of different applications. They are commonly used in manufacturing processes when colour consistency of products needs to be assured, such as printing, packaging, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. They can also be utilized in very sophisticated applications, for instance, in various astronomy applications to measure the colour of stars and other astronomical objects, which allows scientists to determine a great deal about the nature of the objects being observed.

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Description Price Sensor Type Peak Wavelength Array Size Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Power Dissipation Dimensions Height Interface Length Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Supply Voltage
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RS Stock No. 188-6593
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9253-001
BrandBroadcom
€1.155
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Ambient Light 470 (Blue) nm, 550 (Green) nm, 610 (Red) nm - Surface Mount ODFN 6 - 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.6mm 0.6mm I2C 1.7mm 3.6 V +85 °C 1.7 V
RS Stock No. 799-7106
Mfr. Part No.MAX3806GTC+
€5.46
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Light to Voltage - - Surface Mount TQFN 12 50mW 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.75mm 0.75mm - 3.1mm 5 V +105 °C -
RS Stock No. 738-6152
Mfr. Part No.RE46C165E16F
BrandMicrochip
€0.61
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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CMOS Ionization - - Through Hole PDIP 16 - 19.69 x 7.11 x 4.95mm 4.95mm - 19.69mm 12 V +75 °C 6 V
RS Stock No. 168-2895
Mfr. Part No.MAX30105EFD+
€4.635
Each (In a Tray of 364)
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Optical Mouse Sensor 900 nm - Surface Mount 14 OESIP 14 440mW 5.7 x 3.4 x 1.65mm 1.65mm I2C 5.7mm 2 V +85 °C 1.7 V
RS Stock No. 165-2419
Mfr. Part No.VEML6070
BrandVishay
€0.892
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Solar UV Light Intensity to Digital Data 355 nm - Surface Mount OPLGA 6 - 2.35 x 1.8 x 1mm 1mm I2C 2.35mm 5.5 V +85 °C 2.7 V
RS Stock No. 169-5795
Mfr. Part No.VEML6075
BrandVishay
€1.815
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- 330 nm, 365 nm - Surface Mount OPLGA 4 - 2 x 1.25 x 1mm 1mm I2C 2mm 3.6 V +85 °C 1.7 V
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