Presented is an ambient light sensor (ALS) for portable electronic devices. The proposed ALS employs illuminance-dependent resolution adjustment and dark current compensation auxiliary circuits to consume low power, occupy small area, as well as achieve temperature-independent linearity. The ALS can convert illuminance of up to 16Klx to digital data without temperature-dependent dark current disturbance, while consuming a maximum 75 μA current and occupying only 640 × 420 μm area, including a 120 × 120 μm photodiode.
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