Linux driver for OPT3001 and OPT3006
This product has been released to the market and is available for purchase. For some products, newer alternatives may be available.

Description & Features

Technical documentation

Support & Training

Order Now


The Linux driver supports the OPT30001 Digital Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) with High Precision Human Eye Response. The Linux driver supports communication through the I2C bus and registers to the IIO (Industrial Input/Output) class of the Linux kernel.

Linux Mainline Status

Available in Linux Main line: Yes
Available through N/A

Supported Devices:
  • opt3001
Linux Source Files

The files associated with this device are:

  1. drivers/iio/light/opt3001.c
Source Files



Enabling Driver Support

Configure kernel with "make menuconfig" (alternatively use "make xconfig" or
"make nconfig")

Menuconfig Location

Symbol: OPT3001 [=y]
Type  : tristate
Prompt: Texas Instruments OPT3001 Light Sensor
    -> Device Drivers
      -> Industrial I/O support (IIO [=y])
        -> Light sensors
  Defined at drivers/iio/light/Kconfig:226
  Depends on: IIO [=y] && I2C [=y]

Fixes and Code Enhancements


If there are fixes and or code enhancements that need to be added to this
driver please either

1. Send the patches to the relevant Linux Kernel community as listed in the maintainers file located: Here


2.  Contact your TI representative.


TI Devices (2)

Part Number Name Product Family
OPT3001  Digital ambient light sensor (ALS) with high-precision human-eye response  Specialty sensors 
OPT3006  Ultra-thin ambient light sensor (ALS)  Specialty sensors 

Support & training

Search our extensive online knowledge base where millions of technical questions and answers are available 24/7.

Search answers from TI experts

Content is provided 'AS IS' by the respective TI and Community contributors and does not constitute TI specifications.
See terms of use.

If you have questions about quality, packaging, or ordering TI products visit our Support page.

Technical articles