Sharp unveils Smallest Proximity Sensor with Integrated Ambient Light Sensor for Mobile Devices

Sharp Corporation has introduced a new a single chip solution that integrates proximity sensor with integrated ambient light sensor which is claimed to has the industry’s smallest package size (4.0 x 2.0 x 1.2 (H) mm).

Codenamed GP2AP020A00, this single chip has approximately 16% less volume than the company’s predecessor model and is equipped with  high-resolution digital signal processing circuit for improved light-receiving sensitivity and processing precision. It can detect illuminance as low as 0.02 lux, which according Sharp is one of the best light detection levels in the industry. The chip is aimed to be used in smartphones and other mobile devices, offering more flexibility in designing the structure of mobile devices and allows them to be made smaller.

Sharp GP2AP020A00 Proximity Sensor with Integrated Ambient Light Sensor

The first sample shipment will start on July 25, while mass production is set for August 30, 2011.

Sensor chip configuration

Source: Sharp

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