APDS9960 EOL, looking for alternative

Broadcom no longer manufactures APDS9960, can some suggest alternatives? Whether single or separate sensor for color and proximity?

Hi shashi,

Welcome to the Tech Forum.

I should start out by saying that we do currently have over 18k pieces in stock, so if this is not for a new design, there is still quite a bit of available stock on the APDS-9960.

Furthermore, as noted by this EOL notice, the last time buy date to order additional quantities (will need to meet their MOQ requirements) is June 30th, 2024, with last delivery date to be no later than Dec 30, 2024.

If this does not satisfy your needs, which characteristics of the APDS-9960 are important to your design? Notable characteristics of this part include:

  • RGB color sensing
  • Ambient light sensing
  • Proximity detection
  • Gesture detection
  • Integrated IR LED
  • External IR LED driver
  • I2C interface
  • Small form-factor
  • Other features

Hello Digikey

Thanks for the reply. Yes I could use some, but I’m worried about manufacturing future devices or making any contracts.

I’m looking for ‘clear’ channel in color sensor and proximity detection, with IC2.

If alternatives are available I’d rather start looking to change over now when I’m still in early testing phase.


Hello Sashi:

We don’t have a direct equivalent to offer for APDS-9960 - these are the closest alternatives I found. Take a look at the datasheets to see if you feel one of these alternatives will meet your needs.