ams brings color measurement solution to consumer devices

July 20, 2017 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Measuring illuminance (brightness) and chromaticity at professional level used to require complex circuitry and equipment. Austrian semiconductor vendor maker ams has now developed an XYZ tristimulus True Color sensor chip whose small footprint is suitable for use in notebooks, tablets and even smartphones.

The TCS3430 provides digital measurements of illuminance and chromaticity matching the CIE 1931 “Standard Observer” XYZ scale enabeling True Color functionalities, which is the industry standard for quantifying the average human’s perception of light. The device may be used for functions such as display management, automatic white color balancing or color management.