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AS7261 Spectral Sensing Engine

Tri-stimulus XYZ + NIR sensor device with electronic shutter and smart interface


  • Tri-stimulus XYZ+NIR realized by silicon interference filters
  • Selectable UART or I²C interface
  • 16-bit ADC with digital access
  • Integrated programmable LED drivers
  • integrated micro controller
  • 20-pin LGA package 4.5mm x 4.7mm x 2.5mm, with built-in aperture
  • In-factory calibrated


  • Stable filter conditions over temperature and life time
  • Compact true-color sensing, XYZ coordinates direct from the sensor
  • Signal processing on chip, reduced hardware costs
  • Sample illumination without external LED driver
  • Easy connecting to mobile devices or external µController

Product parameters

Sensor Type XYZ tri-stimulus/standard observer
Application(s) Color analysis and color calibration
I/O I²C master or UART (mode configurable)
Package 20-pin LGA with aperture
Size [mm] 4.5 x 4.7 x 2.5
Supply Voltage [V] 2.7 to 3.6
Temperature Range [°C] -40 to +85

General Description

The AS7261 integrates Gaussian interference filter technology to enable chromatic white color sensor which provides direct XYZ color coordinates consistent with the CIE 1931 2° standard observer color coordinates. Additional mapping of XYZ coordinates to the x, y (Y) of the 2-dimensional color gamut and scales of the CIE 1976 u’v’ coordinate system, providing accurate correlated color temperature (CCT) measurements and color point deviation from the black body curve for white light color in the ∆u’v’ coordinate system. A near-IR channel and LED drivers with programmable currents increase application flexibility, including support for electronic shutter applications. Control and spectral data access is implemented either through either the I²C virtual register set, or via the serial UART enabling use of the high level smart spectral command set.

This product suits for the following applications:

  • Color/CCT sensing
  • Fluid or reagent analysis
  • Color point comparison
  • Display calibration
  • Authentication


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Name Type Description Language
AS726x_AD000175_1-00.pdf Application Data Reference Design and Schematic AS726x 1V1 English Software AS726xx_EvalSWandFWSpectral_v12-0-0 English Software AS726xx FW_SW update 12V0.0 spectral sensors English

Technical Documents

Name Type Description Version Language
AS72xx_AN000534_1-00.pdf Application Note AS72xx – EEPROM Updating using I2C 1V02 1-00 English
AS7221_AS726x_AN000557_1-00.pdf Application Note AS72xx How to Flash AS72xx Firmware using 1-00 English
AS72xx_AN000488_3-00.pdf Application Note AS72xx How to Program AS72xx Firmware with FlashCatUSB 1V24 3-00 English
AS726x_AN000490_1-00.pdf Application Note AS726x Design Considerations 1-00 English
AS7261_BD000204_1-00.png Block Diagram AS7261 Block Diagram 1-00 English
AS7261_DS000493_1-00.pdf Datasheet Document version 1-00 1-00 English
AS7261_FS000165_1-00.pdf Factsheet AS7261 Spectral_ID a new class of Spectral Sensing Products 1-00 English
AS726x_PD000203_1-00.png Other Product Document AS726xDemoKit Image 1-00 English
SpectralSensing_QG000121_1-00.pdf Quick Start Guide miniLiquid Quick Start Guide for Mechanics, Hardware and Software based on ams Color and Spectral Sensors 1-00 English
AS726x_QG000120_2-00.pdf Quick Start Guide AquaSensor Quick Start Guide for Hardware and Software based on AS7261 2-00 English
AS726x_UG000339_5-00.pdf User Guide AS726x-iSPI Evaluation Kit User Guide 5-00 English
AS726x_UG000340_4-00.pdf User Guide AS726x-iSPI Evaluation Kit GUI User Guide 4-00 English

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