Digital RGB, IR and Ambient Light Sensor with I2C Output

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The Broadcom APDS-9250 is a low-voltage digital RGB, IR and ambient light sensor device that converts light intensity to digital output signal. The device supports I2C-bus interface and has a programmable interrupt controller that takes minimal micro-controller (MCU) resources. The color-sensing feature is useful in applications such as LED RGB backlight control, solid-state lighting, reflected LED color sampler and fluorescent light color temperature detection. With the IR sensing feature, the device can be used to read the IR content in certain lighting condition and detect the type of light source.


  • Miniature package size: L2.00 x W2.00 x H0.65 mm
  • Up to 20-Bit resolution
  • I2C compatible interface with dedicated interrupt pin
  • Individual channels for red (R), green (G), blue (B) and infrared (IR)
  • Approximate human eye response with green channel
  • Precise light intensity measurements under diverse lighting conditions and various attentuation materials including dark glass
  • ALS and RGB sensing with integrated IR-blocking filter
  • Specially designed matrix arrangement of photodiodes to have optimal angular response
  • Low power consumption: 1 µA typical in standby mode


  • OLED Display Control
  • RGB LED Backlight Control
  • Ambient Light Color Temperature Sensing.

Lifecycle Status


Substance Compliance

  • RoHS6
    Fully Compliant
Specification Value
Lifecycle Active
Distrib. Inventory Yes
Size (mm) 0.65 (H) x 2.0 (L) x 2.0 (W)
Package 6 pin – ChipLED
Supply Voltage (V) 2.4 - 3.0
Typical Output Current @ 100 Lux (uA) I2C Digital count output
Peak Sensitive Wavelength (nm) N.A.