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Development Kits Aim to Help Easily Install RGB Color Sensors

August 17, 2006

Avago Technologies' three new PC-based plug and play development kits simplify evaluation of color-sensing products used in automotive, industrial, consumer and medical equipment applications.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Avago Technologies, the world's largest privately held semiconductor company, has announced the availability of three easy to use "plug and play" development kits that save customers time in evaluating its latest Red, Green and Blue (RGB) color sensor products. All that is needed to use any of the new HDJD-JDXX RGB color sensor development kits is a personal computer. Each kit comes complete with all the tools and software customers need to quickly develop their color sensing and measurement applications. Avago's HDJD-JDXX development kits are also ideal for use by designers who have little or no prior experience using color sensors for their applications.

Some of the target areas where Avago's family of RGB color sensor products are used include dashboards and interior lighting in automobiles, illumination and color management in LCD displays, and automatic interior and exterior lighting systems used in homes and businesses. Other applications include consumer electronics, portable medical devices, laboratory equipment, portable color readers, and industrial equipment.

"Today's product offering is in response to the feedback that we've received from customers looking for a simple, time-saving solution that will enable them to easily evaluate and install our RGB color sensor products into their applications," said Soo Ghee Lee, vice president and general manager of Avago Technologies' Solid-state Illumination Division. "These new development kits provide our customers with a complete 'all-in-one-box' solution that will enable them to reduce design cycle time and get their products to market sooner."

Each of the development kits provides customers with easy installation procedures, and includes color sensing modules (transmissive and reflective) and a color reader board. The kit also includes a user-friendly software interface which provides customers with an interactive workspace on their PC to experience color recognition and differentiation, and calibrate Avago's RGB color sensors to meet their specific application needs.

Development Kits and Features

  • HDJD-JD02 -- embedded with Avago's HDJD-S722-QR999 color sensor. This solution is used to detect the presence of specific colors in a variety of applications ranging from medical analyzers to paint pigment and coating applications to LCD displays.


  • HDJD-JD05 -- embedded with the ADJD-S313-QR999 digital color sensor that can interface with a microcontroller without the need for any additional components. This digital sensor is ideal for use in a wide variety of portable display applications such as mobile devices, MP3 players and PDAs where it can be used in conjunction with a white LED for reflective color measurement.


  • HDJD-JD06 -- embedded with the ADJD-E622-QR999 automotive-grade color sensor. This solution is ideal for use in dashboard illumination, automotive interior lighting, infotainment and navigational displays. This solution, which meets Automobile Electronics Council AEC-Q100 standards, combines a photodiode array and three transimpedance amplifiers in a single monolithic CMOS IC solution.

The development kits are priced at $500 each.


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