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Ambient Light TinyShield

Ambient Light TinyShield

ASD2811-R

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Regular price $ 14.95 Save $ -14.95

Measure light with your TinyDuino - this TinyShield features a TAOS TSL2572 Ambient Light Sensor, that approximates human eye response to light intensity under a variety of lighting conditions and through a variety of attenuation materials. Accurate ALS measurements are the result of TAOS’ patented dual-diode technology and the UV rejection filter incorporated in the package. In addition, the operating range is extended to 60,000 lux in sunlight when the low-gain mode is used.

The Ambient Light Sensor TinyShield incorporates level shifters and a local power supply to ensure proper and safe operation over the entire TinyDuino operating voltage range between 3 – 5V.

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    To see what other TinyShields this will work with or conflict with, check out the TinyShield Compatibility Matrix

      TAOS TSL2572 Ambient Light Sensor Specs

      • Approximates Human Eye Response
      • 45,000,000:1 Dynamic Range
      • Operation to 60,000 lux in Sunlight
      • Package UV Rejection Filter
      • Wide Magnetic Field Range (+/-8 Oe)
      • Low Power – Active: 200uA, Wait: 90uA, Sleep: 2.2u

      TinyDuino Power Requirements

      • Voltage: 3.0V - 5.5V 
      • Current: 200uA (Active).  Due to the low current, this board can be run using the TinyDuino coin cell option

      Pins Used

      • A5/SCL - I2C Serial Clock line
      • A4/SDA - I2C Serial Data line

      Dimensions

      • 20mm x 20mm (.787 inches x .787 inches)
      • Max Height (from lower bottom TinyShield Connector to upper top TinyShield Connector): 5.11mm (0.201 inches)
      • Weight: .96 gram (.03 ounces)
      • You can also use this shield without the TinyDuino – there are 0.1" spaced connections for power, ground, and the two I2C signals along the side of the TinyShield to allow you to connect a different system.