Ambient Light Sensor - VEML7700 (Qwiic)

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Looking for a Qwiic sensor that can measure the ambient light level directly in lux? This is it!

The VEML7700 is a high accuracy, 16-bit resolution, digital ambient light sensor in a miniature transparent 6.8 mm x 3.0 mm x 2.5 mm package. It includes a high sensitivity photodiode, a low noise amplifier, a 16-bit A/D converter and supports an easy to use I2C bus communication interface.

  • FiltronTM technology adaption: close to real human eye response
  • O-TrimTM technology adoption: 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/count
  • 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker noise rejection
  • Excellent temperature compensation
  • High dynamic detection resolution
  • Software shutdown mode control
  • High and low threshold windows with interrupt flags

Our Arduino Library converts the raw sensor data into lux, automatically compensating for the sensor's gain and integration time settings.

As usual, our breakout board includes:

  • Two Qwiic connectors
  • I2C breakout pins
  • I2C pull-up resistors (configurable)
  • Power LED (configurable)

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  • FiltronTM technology adaption: close to real human eye response
  • O-TrimTM technology adoption: 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/count
  • 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker noise rejection
  • Excellent temperature compensation
  • High dynamic detection resolution
  • Software shutdown mode control
  • High and low threshold windows with interrupt flags
  • Supply voltage:
    • 3.3V (TYP); 2.5V (MIN); 3.6V (MAX)
  • Typical current draw:
    • Shut down: 0.5µA
    • Refresh time 4100ms: 2µA
    • Refresh time 100ms: 45µA
  • I2C address: 0x10 (unshifted)

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  • Member #134773 / last year / 1

    It would be nice to see the I2C address(es) listed in the description to see if it it's compatible with other things we already have on the bus...

    • Elias The Sparkiest / last year / 1

      If you click on the "Features" tab, the address is listed there.

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