Mouser Electronics stocks ams Osram AS7343L 13-channel multi-spectral sensor

The AS7343L 13-channel, multi-spectral sensor from ams Oram is now available from distributor, Mouser Electronics. The compact sensor combines multi-channel colour analysis with XYZ sensor technology to match the human eye’s perception of colour and light intensity. It can be integrated into colourimeters, portable spectrometers, and consumer devices for colour matching, lighting control  and spectral analysis. The device is optimised for reflective, transmissive, and emissive measurements, including lateral flow test applications, fluid or reagent analysis, colour matching and spectral identification in the visible range.

The multi-purpose AS7343L sensor can be used for colour analysis in applications which require frequent, accurate measurements. In agriculture, for example, operators of greenhouses and indoor farms use colour analysis to optimise the spectral characteristics of horticultural lighting and to maximise yield and energy efficiency. Different crops’ growth is stimulated by different parts of the visible light spectrum.

Another application for the AS7343L is in smoke alarms and heat alarms for the detection of spectral smoke signatures. Spectral analysis by the AS7343L sensor can enable a smoke sensor to distinguish between different types of smoke, from burning wood to plastic or water vapor.

The sensor is housed in a flat 3.1 x 2.0 x 1.0mm package, suitable for space-constrained applications. The device integrates a programmable digital general purpose I/O and LED driver, facilitating light source and trigger/sync control. Device control and spectral data access are implemented through a serial I²C interface.

Distributor Mouser claims to offer the world’s widest selection of the newest semiconductors and electronic components – in stock and ready to ship. Its website hosts a library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Centre, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information and engineering tools.

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