MAZet's colour sensor backed with evaluation board and dev kit

May 12, 2016 // By Julien Happich
MAZeT GmbH has developed the MTCS-INT-AB5 sensor board for its fully integrated MTCS-CDCAF sensor chip, part of its Jencolor product line, as an evaluation board for system and application tests and as part of a development kit.

The board can be directly connected to a light source via optical technology and the colour values measured over the sensor’s I²C interface in accordance with the CIE 1931 standard are transmitted to corresponding electronics as input data for colour management tasks. It includes memory for saving calibration data and additional user data related to the application as well as an I²C interface. Typical applications for the sensor board include measuring light colours for multispectral LED arrays and calibrating colour on monitors. It can also be used for photometric applications.  For development, the sensor board can be controlled via USB, to configure and calibrate the MTCS-INT-AB5 using PC supported test software. Control files on the PC level take over specifications for the sensor and sensor electronics. Once the development kit has successfully validated an application, the sensor electronics programming can be easily transferred to a microcontroller, and the sensor board from the test kit can be directly integrated into the device electronics via the I²C interface. MAZeT offers software libraries for initial tests as well as mapping. These software libraries contain routines for measurements and colour management.

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