Intersil launches Industry’s First High Temperature Digital Ambient Light Sensor for In-Vehicle Lighting Applications

Intersil today introduced the industry’s first automotive grade ambient light sensor designed to support continuous operation up to 105 degrees Celsius. The new ISL76683’s unique package provides an optimal solution for measuring light levels in a wide variety of automotive applications, including flat panel display backlighting, courtesy lighting control and temperature-sensitive windshield applications. The integrated 16-bit analog-to-digital converter core provides on-chip sensor signal conditioning along with user programmable sensitivity to tailor performance for specific lighting conditions.

Providing further design flexibility, the ISL76683 sensor features built-in rejection of infrared and ultraviolet light, providing a close to human eye ideal sensitivity (lambda response), as well as 50Hz and 60Hz flicker elimination technology. The ISL76683 light sensor is available now in compact (4.2mm2) 6-pin OFDN packaging. Pricing starts at $1.25 each in 1,000-piece quantities. An easy-to-use evaluation board is available to support customer evaluation.