Miniature Surface Mount Ambient Light Photo Sensor

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The APDS-9006 is a low cost analog-output ambient light photo sensor in miniature chipLED lead-free, reverse surface mount package. It consists of a photo sensor, whose spectral response is close to CIE standard photopic observer. Hence, it provides an excellent responsivity that is close to the response of human eyes.


  • Spectral responsivity close to that of human eye
  • ChipLED Reverse surface-mount package
    Height – 1.10mm
    Width – 3.20mm
    Depth – 1.60mm
  • Good output linearity across wide illumination
  • Low sensitivity variation across various light
  • Operating temperature
    -40°C to 85°C
  • Vcc supply 2.4 to 5.5V
  • Lead-free package, RoHS compliance.


  1. Detection of ambient light to control display backlighting
    a. Mobile devices : Mobile phones, PDAs
    b. Computing devices : Notebooks, Webpads
    c. Consumer devices : TVs, video cameras, digital still cameras
  2. Automatic residential and commercial lighting management
  3. Electronic signs and signals

Lifecycle Status


Replacement Part


  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant

Lifecycle Status


Upgrade Part

Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Size (mm) 3.2 (L) x 1.6 (W) x 1.10 (H)
Package 4 pin – ChipLED
Supply Voltage (V) 2.4 - 5.5
Typical Output Current @ 100 Lux (uA) 40
Peak Sensitive Wavelength (nm) 500


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Miniature Surface Mount Ambient Light Photo Sensor


Miniature Surface-Mount Ambient Light Photo Sensor