The new sensor has been developed to enable high-quality images even where there is extreme colour contrast, or under non-ideal/mixed light source conditions. The AS7350 achieves this by identifying the light source with spectral reconstruction to bring automatic white-point balancing accuracy. The AS7350 can accurately identify ambient light conditions, including daylight, incandescent, fluorescent and all types of LEDs.
The sensor has 11 channels, 8 equally spaced in the visible, 1 flicker, 1 NIR, and 1 clear channel. It comes in a tiny 3.1mm x 2.0mm x 1.0mm LGA package. The flicker channel detects artificial light sources with flicker frequencies from 50 Hz - 3 kHz.
The AS7350 will be supported with a full enablement suite.