The fully integrated MTCS-CDCAF sensor chip solution: Guarantees defined light
MAZeT GmbH, the development and manufacturing services provider for embedded systems and optoelectronics, will be presenting its latest light regulation products at this year’s SENSOR + TEST. This international trade fair is being held from 10 to 12 May 2016 in Nuremberg; MAZeT GmbH will be located at Booth 457 in Hall 1. MAZeT will also be presenting its latest sensors at LightFair International from 24 to 28 April 2016 in San Diego, USA at Booth 2653 operated by AVNET Electronics Marketing. The highlight is the new MTCS-CDCAF color sensor: The first fully integrated sensor chip in the JENCOLOR® product line includes a true-color filter function, integrated signal amplification based on charge-to-digital conversion, and an on-chip temperature sensor. The sensor combines the functions of the JENCOLOR® MTCSiCF detector and the MCDC04 digital signal converter in a minimized form and has been perfectly adapted to the specific requirements of lighting applications. The possible areas of application are diverse. In addition to LED lights, the sensor can also be used in LED backlight systems for monitors, in all areas of architectural lighting, in vehicles and aircraft, and in medical and technical lighting and displays. MAZeT will soon be offering accessory boards to complement the MTCS-CDCAF color sensor.
LED measurement and regulation: direct, rapid, precise, and temperature-independent
The sensor measures the color coordinates of light as XYZ signals in the CIE 1931 color space directly, rapidly, precisely, and regardless of temperature or other interference factors. Unlike conventional absorption filters, the sensor operates using interference filters that allow it to function reliably at temperatures of over 100°C and maintain its sensitivity through its entire lifecycle. In addition to color temperature and chromaticity, the sensor measures brightness and other light-related parameters such as color brightness, frequency, and flicker. The MTCS-CDCAF is available in a QFN16 package and is also suitable for direct installation in lights. Compared to conventional RGB color sensors, the MTCS-CDCAF’s unique properties make it ideal for use in lighting applications; these properties include its extended temperature range, its filters based on the tri-stimulus value function (CIE 1931), and the expanded parameters of the on-chip ADC. In that sense, it is ideally suited to measuring and regulating LEDs to compensate for interference factors that would result in color deviations in the LED light. The sensor guarantees defined, consistent LED light.