Product Specification

ams OSRAM TCS3530 True Color Ambient Light Sensor Evaluation Kit

TCS3530 optical sensor evaluation kit is a true color ambient light sensor with flicker detection up to 7 kHz.


ProductEvaluation Kit
TypeAmbient Light Sensor
For Evaluation OfTCS3530
Interface TypeI2C
Power SupplyUSB Connection
Flicker DetectionUp to 7 kHz
ApplicationsCCT and Chromaticity Calculation, Auxiliary Auto White Balancing, Light Type Identification, Flicker-Immune Camera Operation


The ams OSRAM TCS3530 True Color Ambient Light Sensor Evaluation Kit is a comprehensive package designed to assess the capabilities of the TCS3530 sensor. This sensor mimics the human eye's response to light, providing superior color and light detection. The kit includes a main controller board, a TCS3530 sensor module, a USB connection for easy use with a computer, and user-friendly software.

With this software, users can control the sensor settings and view data on ambient light levels, color recognition, and even flicker detection. This all-in-one kit simplifies evaluation for applications like automatic display adjustments and camera white balancing. The evaluation kit is best used for applications that include CCT and chromaticity calculation, auxiliary auto white balancing, light type identification, and flicker-immune camera operation. 

TCS3530 Optical Sensor Evaluation Kit Features  

TCS3530 Optical Sensor Evaluation Kit is a comprehensive package designed to facilitate an in-depth exploration of the TCS3530 true color ambient light sensor's functionalities. The core of the kit is the TCS3530 EVM Daughter Card, equipped with the sensor itself, allowing for precise measurements of true color ambient light. 

The EVM controller board converts the USB commands into a format the sensor understands, called I2C. I2C is a simple communication protocol used for connecting low-power devices like sensors. This conversion allows for real-time interaction between the computer and the sensor. Users can send commands to adjust settings, and the controller board translates them for the sensor. Similarly, the sensor can send data back, which the controller board translates back into USB format for the computer to interpret.

A USB cable (A to Micro-B) ensures a stable connection for seamless data transmission. Sensor readings and control commands travel back and forth through this cable. The sensor sends data on the ambient light it detects, and the computer sends instructions to configure the sensor's operation. The USB cable also provides power to the EVM controller board, eliminating the need for a separate power supply.

The kit also includes a flash drive loaded with essential software tools and thorough documentation, simplifying the setup process and offering valuable guidance for users. The centerpiece of the software suite is the Graphical User Interface (GUI) software, which offers an intuitive platform for users to adjust sensor settings, interpret ambient light data, and explore flicker detection, among other capabilities. 

Together, these components make the evaluation kit a powerful tool for developers and researchers aiming to integrate advanced ambient light sensing and flicker detection into projects. Ranging from CCT and chromaticity calculations to enhancing camera operations in varying lighting conditions.


The TCS3530 Optical Sensor Evaluation Kit enhances user experience and reduces eye strain on consumer electronics by optimizing display brightness and color based-on ambient light. It is ideal for devices like smartphones and tablets. Additionally, the kit provides precise light measurement for industries with stringent color control requirements during manufacturing processes. In the automotive industry, this evaluation kit is used to assess and adjust lighting systems for optimal visibility and driver comfort. The kit provides a comprehensive platform for developers and hobbyists to explore the fascinating world of light measurement and color detection.




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