A new ultra thin-optical proximity sensor has been made available by Avago Technologies.
The analogue interface components supplier's latest sensor is designed for use in a built-in signal conditioning integrated circuit, emitter and detector into a single package.
Avago Technologies' new product also offers both analogue and digital output options for easy installation.
The firm recommends the new sensor for use in mobile phones, personal digital assistants, handheld games and notebook computers.
The surface-mountable package is only 1.1mm thick and boasts a number of features that make it suitable for mobile devices, such as extended detection range and superior signal quality.
It also eliminates the need for an LED driver, signal filtering and amplification.
Other key features include the patented ambient light cancellation circuit , operational up to 100K lux to prevent false triggering.
It also has one of the longest detection distances available and sensing capabilities adjustable from 10kHz to 1MHz.
Meanwhile, Avago Technologies recently introduced two new two and four watt Ka band amplifiers, providing a high dynamic range.