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The Ambient 9 Click Board™ is a compact add-on board that contains an integrated ambient light sensing and proximity detector with IR LED in an optical module. This board features the APDS-9160-003, digital ALS, and IR sensing, an IR LED, and a complete proximity sensing solution from Broadcom Limited, that is fit to be used under a small aperture of the devices cover windows. It has a wide dynamic range, the proximity detection feature operates well from bright sunlight to dark rooms, and both the PS and ALS functions independently provides maximum flexibility in applications. This Click board™ is fitting for display management to extend battery life and provide optimum viewing in diverse lighting conditions.
Ambient 9 Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. This Click board™ comes as a fully tested product, ready to be used on a system equipped with the mikroBUS™ socket.
The Angle 4 Click Board™ is an angular magnetic rotary sensor, which can be used as a rotary encoder. With the help of the AEAT-8800-Q24, an integrated 10 to 16-bit programmable angular magnetic encoder, the Angle 4 Click Board™ can sense the magnetic field rotation aligned with the centre of the sensor, over the whole range of 360°. The absolute angular position can be read from the SPI interface. The sensor IC itself offers a versatile contactless rotation sensing platform, with the ability to fine-tune several important working parameters, such as the resolution, zero position, direction, hysteresis, and more.
The colour 9 Click Board™ is a very accurate colour sensing Click Board™ which features the APDS-9250, IR and ambient light sensor, from Broadcom. It contains a specially designed matrix of photosensitive elements, which can sense red, green, blue and IR component. Four low noise 18-bit ADCs ensure the high dynamic range, making this sensor suitable to be used behind dark glass.
This sensor offers a fast I2C interface for the communication with the host MCU. It is perfect for sensing the subtle light changes, as it is equipped not only with the red, green, and blue (RGB) but also the infra-red sensor, allowing a very accurate measurement of the subtlest changes in light.
The Proximity 7 Click Board™ is an advanced proximity and ambient light sensing Click Board™. It features the ADPS9930, a digital sensor IC equipped with two photodiodes (PD) and an IR LED, driven by a proprietary LED driver circuit. It allows an accurate proximity detection for a maximum distance of 100mm. The proprietary LED current driving technique eliminates the need for calibration, simplifying the design. A huge dynamic range allows ambient light sensing closely matched to the response of the human eye, in a variety of light conditions. An extensive interrupt engine allows for a firmware optimisation.