VEML7700 Ambient Light Sensor

VEML7700 Ambient Light Sensor

Vishay's VEML7700 is a high-accuracy ambient light digital 16-bit resolution sensor in a miniature (6.8 mm x 2.35 mm x 3.0 mm) transparent package. It includes a highly-sensitive photo diode, a low-noise amplifier, 16-bit A/D converter, and supports an easy to use I2C bus communication interface. The ambient light result is available as a digital value.

VEML7700 Ambient Light Sensor Video

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Ambient Light Functions

  • FiltronTM technology adaption: close to real human eye response
  • O-TrimTM technology adoption: ambient light sensor (ALS) output tolerance ≤10 %
  • 16-bit dynamic range for ambient light detection from 0 lx to about 167 klx with resolution down to 0.005 lx/ct, supports low transmittance (dark) lens design
  • 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker noise rejection
  • Excellent temperature compensation
  • High dynamic detection resolution
  • Software shutdown mode control


  • Package type: surface-mount
  • Package form: side view
  • Dimensions (L x W x H in mm): 6.8 x 2.35 x 3.0
  • Integrated modules: ALS
  • Supply voltage range VDD: 2.5 V to 3.6 V
  • Communication via I2C interface
  • Floor life: 72 h, MSL 4, according to J-STD-020
  • Low shut down current consumption: typ. 0.5 μA


  • Ambient light sensor for backlight dimming of TV displays, smart phones, touch phones, PDAs, GPS
  • Ambient light sensor for industrial on- /-off-lighting operation
  • Optical switch for consumer, computing, and industrial devices and displays

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