Accurately Detect Clear, Red, Green, Blue and Infrared Light with Industry's
Smallest IO-Link Ambient Light Sensor
Maxim Integrated's Santa Cruz ambient light sensor integrates the IO-Link
protocol to simplify high-accuracy industrial sensing
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Using the Santa Cruz
(MAXREFDES23#) ambient light sensor (ALS) from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MXIM), factories can quickly configure and monitor multiple red,
green, blue (RGB) and infrared (IR) ambient light sensors with the high
accuracy required in industrial applications.
To stay competitive and maintain high quality, modern factories must be agile,
maximizing "uptime" while reducing costs. The Santa Cruz ALS solution enables
connected factories. This reference system provides a wide, dynamic range of
clear, RGB, and IR light, and temperature data. Santa Cruz is tuned to the
response of the human eye for accurate system function relative to visible
light. In addition, it is unsurpassed for light sensitivity and low latency.
The integrated IO-Link® software and device stack automatically configure the
sensor without additional programming, saving valuable time and resources.
Additionally, Santa Cruz fits on a tiny 6.5mm x 25mm printed circuit board
(PCB), making it the industry's smallest ALS system.
oSmall size: Industry's smallest ambient light sensing system.
oHigh integration: Integrates six highly accurate clear light, RGB and IR
sensors; a temperature sensor; an economical and ultra-low-power
microcontroller; dual integrated 3.3V and 5V linear regulators;
programmable flash memory; and IO-Link software.
oHigh sensitivity: Sensitive over a range of 57,542 lux to 0.001 lux, at
oEase of configuration: IO-Link enabled, which allows simple identification
and connection to existing industrial systems.
o"The Santa Cruz system is a result of Maxim's successful partnership with
Renesas Electronics Europe and TMG Technologie und Engineering," said
David Andeen, Reference Design Manager at Maxim Integrated. "The Renesas®
RL78 ultra-low-power microcontroller and TMG's IO-Link software provide
the ideal complement to Maxim's accurate light sensor and IO-Link modem.
The combination of these products with our IO-Link modem creates a
platform for a variety of IO-Link sensor solutions."
o"The industrial sensors market is trending toward higher accuracy and
chip-level integration and miniaturization," said Dr. Rajender Thusu, Lead
Sensors and Instruments Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "The Santa Cruz
reference design furthers these trends to enable the factory of the
Availability and Pricing
oThe Santa Cruz system is available on a 6.5mm x 25mm printed circuit board
with M12 connector for immediate IO-Link connectivity.
oPricing starts at $99 (FOB USA).
oFor information on other reference designs, please visit Maxim's Reference
Hi-res images for the Santa Cruz reference design and the Santa Cruz schematic
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