Phidgets releases the 1127 – Precision Light Sensor
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Phidgets Inc. released today the 1127 – Precision Light Sensor which measures human perceptible light level in lux.
The 1127 can measure light level from 1 lux (moonlight) to 1,000 lux (typical light level in a TV studio), which is fine for most indoor applications. says Chester Fitchett, CEO of Phidgets.
Device Current Consumption: 2 mA
Output Impedance: 1K ohms
Bandwidth / Reaction Time: 50 Hz
Minimum / Maximum Voltage: 3.3VDC to 5.0VDC
Minimum Light Level: 1 lux
Maximum Light Level @ 5V pwr supply: 1000 lux
Error / Accuracy (Typical): 5%
Maximum Light Level @ 3.3V pwr supply: 660 lux
Unlike a lot of our competitor's products that require their users to write some firmware code in order to use their sensor, we are completely Plug and Play says Bernard Rousseau, Director of Marketing. With Phidgets, you plug it in and start using it and when it comes to programming, the user, not us, decides which operating system and which computer language he wants to use, added Rousseau.
Users can program Phidgets using a simple yet powerful and well documented Application Programming Interfade (API) that is supported under Windows (2000, XP, Vista), Windows CE, Mac OS X, and Linux. Users can write programs in Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, C/C++, Flash/Flex, Java, Labview, Matlab, ActionScript 3.0, and Cocoa.
Phidgets also provides programming examples for all its products to help programmers write their own programs.