Demo Kit Test Drives Color Sensors

The Vishay Optoelectronics group’s demo kit allows users to test drive the company's ambient light, proximity, UVA light, and RGBW color sensors. Providing a USB to I²C interface, 3.3V regulator, and GPIOs for reading and displaying sensor data, the new SensorXplorer allows designers to explore the capabilities of the Vishay sensors featured on Vishay's sensor demo boards.


The kit includes the SensorXplorer demo board, which acts as a USB to I²C interface between the PC software and individual Vishay sensor demo boards. An included micro-USB cable connects the board to the PC. The USB dongle is backwards-compatible, allowing for the use of sensor boards previously purchased with the Sensor Starter Kit.

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LabVIEW-based software for the SensorXplorer Kit, in addition to an installation application note, is available for download, Users of the previous Sensor Starter Kit will also need to download the new software.


The SensorXplorer Kit is available now, with lead times of 8 to 10 weeks. Pricing is $30 per kit, and $10 per standard individual demo board. For deeper and more delightful insights, visit the SensorXplorer page.

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