TCS230 Color Recognition Sensor Module

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This is a small module designed with TCS320 Color Sensor that can convert light intensity to frequency. Use it in your projects to allow colors recognition.

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Description

Basically, TCS230  Color Recognition Sensor Module is designed to detect the colors. It has an array of photodiode 8×8 matrix. Four type of filters are covering these diodes. The TCS230 converts the intensity of incident radiation into frequency. The output waveform is 50% duty cycle square wave. Hence, you can use the timer from the MCU to measure period of pulse and get the color frequency. Also, the output of TCS230 is available in single line. Accordingly, you well get the intensity of RED, GREEN, BLUE and Clear channels.

TCS230 Color Recognition Sensor Module Features

  • High-Resolution Conversion of Light Intensity to Frequency
  • Programmable Color and Full-Scale Output Frequency
  • Communicates Directly With a Microcontroller
  • Single-Supply Operation (2.7 V to 5.5 V)
  • Power Down Feature
  • Nonlinearity Error Typically 0.2% at 50 kHz
  • Stable 200 ppm/°C Temperature Coefficient
  • Low-Profile Surface-Mount Package

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