Mouser Electronics has stocked the AS7343L 13-channel multi-spectral sensor from ams OSRAM. This compact sensor combines multi-channel color analysis with XYZ sensor technology to match the human eye’s perception of color and light intensity.
When integrated into colorimeters, portable spectrometers, and consumer devices, the AS7343L gives added productivity, flexibility, and functionality to users in applications for color matching, lighting control, and spectral analysis.
The device is optimized for reflective, transmissive, and emissive measurements including lateral flow test applications, fluid or reagent analysis, color matching, and spectral identification in the visible range.
The multi-purpose AS7343L sensor is ideal for color analysis in applications which require frequent, accurate measurements. In agriculture, operators of greenhouses and indoor farms use color analysis to optimize the spectral characteristics of horticultural lighting, and to maximize 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 AS7343L is housed in a flat 3.1 mm x 2.0 mm x 1.0 mm package, ideal for space-constrained applications. The device integrates a programmable digital GPIO and LED driver facilitating light source and trigger/sync control. Device control and spectral data access are implemented through a serial I²C interface.