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TCS3400 Color Sensor

Color light-to-digital converter with 5th IR channel Vdd I²C


  • RGBC and ALS support
  • Separate IR channel
  • 1M:1 dynamic range
  • 360⁰ circular RGBC photodiodes
  • Clear and IR reference channels


  • Integrated single device optical solution
  • Enables IR light measurement for light-source detection
  • Enables accurate color sensing and ALS under varying lighting conditions
  • Enhancing angular response
  • Isolates color content and enhances color accuracy

Product parameters

Supply Voltage [V] 2.7 - 3.6
I2C Bus 1.8V, Vdd
Color Sensor Channels RGBC and IR
IR Blocking Filter Yes
Programmable Yes
Temperature Range [°C] -40 to 70
Packages 6-pin FN

General Description

The TCS3400 device family provides color and IR (red, green, blue, clear and IR) ambient light sensing. The improved accuracy lux and color temperature measurement from color sensing is typically used to adjust the backlight intensity and correct the display color gamut. Additionally it can be used for light source type detection as it reports the IR content of the light.

This product suits for the following applications:

  • Ambient light sensing
  • Color temperature sensing
  • Industrial process control
  • Medical diagnostics


Title Category Headline Buy
TCS3400EvalKit Application Board Evaluation Kit for TCS3400


Name Type Description Language Application Data RefBoard English

Technical Documents

Name Type Description Version Language
ColorSensors_AN000518_1-00.pdf Application Note Color Classification with the TCS230 1-00 English
LightSensors_AN000519_1-00.pdf Application Note Colorimetry Tutorial (DN 20) 1-00 English
TCS3400_BD000170_1-00.png Block Diagram TCS3400 Block Diagram 1-00 English
TCS3400_DS000411_5-00.pdf Datasheet Document version 1-06 5-00 English
TCS3400_FS000200_1-00.pdf Factsheet Color Sensors Light-to-Digital 1-00 English
TCS3400_PD000358_1-00.png Other Product Document TCS3400EvalKit Image 1-00 English
TCS3400_QG000103_1-00.pdf Quick Start Guide EVM 1-00 English
TCS3400_RC000106_1-00.pdf RoHS Certificate RoHS Certificate TCS3400 1-00 English
TCS3400_UG000295_1-00.pdf User Guide Light-To-Digital Sensor Eval Kit 1-00 English

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