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Compact, 3-Channel Photodiode, RGB Color Sensor

Hamamatsu’s S10917-35GT RGB color sensor is a compact device integrated in a small and thin package. It includes a 3-channel photodiode mounted in a single package, and is sensitive to blue (λ=390 to 530 nm), green (λ=470 to 600 nm), and red (λ=590 to 680 nm) light. The photosensitive area includes an infrared-cut filter.

The S10917-35GT color sensor attains excellent cost performance, and is perfect for tracking the brightness of a RGB-LED backlight LCD in portable devices like cellular phones.

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Key Features

  • 3-channel (RGB) Si photodiode
  • Infrared-cut filter formed on photosensitive area
  • Photosensitive area: 1 ×1 mm/3-segment (RGB)
  • Superior cost performance
  • Small, thin package: 3.0 × 1.6 × 1.0 mm
  • Surface mount type
  • RoHS-compatible


  • RGB-LED type LCD backlight monitors
  • Color detection
  • Mobile or portable equipment
  • Detectors for a wide range of light sources

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