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Time-of-Flight ranging sensor with advanced multi-zone and multi-object detection

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Parameter NameParameter Value
Operating RangeCommercial
Operating Temp Min Celsius-20.0
Operating Temp Max Celsius85.0
Package Size4.9 x 2.5 x 1.56
Packing TypeTape And Reel
RoHs compliantEcopack2
Package NameOptical

The VL53L1 is a state-of-the-art, Time-of-Flight (ToF), laser-ranging, miniature sensor enhancing STMicroelectronics’ FlightSense product family. Housed in a miniature and reflowable package, it integrates a SPAD (single photon avalanche diode) array, physical infrared filters and optics to achieve the best ranging performance in various ambient lighting conditions, with a wide range of cover windows.

Unlike conventional IR sensors, the VL53L1 uses ST’s latest generation direct ToF technology which allows absolute distance measurement whatever the target color and reflectance. It provides accurate ranging above 4 m and can work at fast speeds (60 Hz), which makes it the fastest miniature ToF sensor on the market.

With patented algorithms and ingenious module construction, the VL53L1 is also able to detect different objects within the field-of-view with depth understanding at 60 Hz.

Scene browsing and multi-zone detection is now possible with the VL53L1, thanks to software customizable detection array for quicker “touch-to-focus” or mini depth-map use cases.

Key features
  • Fully integrated miniature module
    • Emitter: 940 nm invisible laser (VCSEL) and its analog driver
    • Receiving array with integrated lens
    • Low-power microcontroller running advanced digital firmware
    • Size: 4.9 x 2.5 x 1.56 mm
  • Fast, accurate distance ranging
    • 400 cm+ detection with full field of view (FoV)
    • 60 Hz ranging capable up to 300 cm
    • Immune to coverglass cross-talk and fingerprint smudge at long distance with patented algorithms (direct ToF)
    • Multi-object detection capability
    • Multi-zone scanning with selectable array (2x2, 3x3, 4x4, or defined by user through software)
  • Easy integration
    • Reflowable component
    • Single power supply 2v8
    • Works with many types of cover glass materials
    • I²C interface (up to 1 MHz)
    • Xshutdown (reset) and interrupt GPIO
    • Full set of software driver (Linux and Android compatible) for turnkey ranging