The Gesture Sensor APDS-9960 is a digital RGB, ambient light, proximity and gesture sensor. The sensor has an I2C compatible interface providing red, green, blue, clear (RGBC), proximity and gesture sensing with IR LED. The RGB and ambient light sensing feature detects light intensity under various lighting conditions and through various attentuation materials including darkened glass. In addition, the integrated UV-IR blocking filter enables accurate ambient light and correlated color temperature sensing.
The proximity and gesture feature is factory-trimmed and calibrated to 100mm proximity detection distance without requiring customer calibrations. Gesture detection utilizes four directional photodiodes, integrated with visible blocking filter, to accurately sense simple UP-DOWN-RIGHT-LEFT gestures or more complex gestures. The addition of micro-optics lenses within the module provides high efficient transmission and reception of infrared energy. An internal state machine allows the device to be put into a low power state between RGBC, proximity and gesture measurements providing very low power consumption.
RGBC Light Sensor, Proximity and Gesture Detector with IR LED in an Optical Module
I2C Interface Compatible with Dedicated Interrupt Pin
High Sensitivity Enabling Operation Behind Darkened Glass
RGBC Light Sensing with Integrated UV-IR Block Filter