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    Sensors V: Time of Flight Sensors

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    The element14 ESSENTIALS of Time of Flight Sensors covers the basic concepts of ToF sensors, methods to measure the time of flight, the different techniques in range sensing, the challenges and designs of specific ToF sensors by ST Microelectronics, and a few use case applications. To extend the knowledge covered in the main module, this supplementary guide discusses the types of related components and development boards used for prototyping or product development.

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    SensorExpansion BoardEvaluation KitBreakout Board
    VL6180X-NUCLEO-6180A1P-NUCLEO-6180A1VL6180-SATEL
    VL53L0XX-NUCLEO-53L0A1P-NUCLEO-53L0A153L0-SATEL-I1
    VL53L3CXX-NUCLEO-53L3A2P-NUCLEO-53L3A2VL53L3CX-SATEL
    VL53L1XX-NUCLEO-53L1A1P-NUCLEO-53L1A1VL53L1X-SATEL
    VL53L1X-NUCLEO-53L1A2P-NUCLEO-53L1A2VL53L1-SATEL

     

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    VL6180 Proximity Sensor, Digital, 620 mm, SMD, 12 Pins, 2.6 V, 3 V

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    The VL6180 is a product based on ST's patented FlightSense™ technology, which allows absolute distance to be measured independent of target reflectance. Instead of estimating the distance by measuring the amount of light reflected back from the object (which is significantly influenced by color and surface), the VL6180 precisely measures the time the light takes to travel to the nearest object and reflect back to the sensor (Time-of-Flight). Combining an IR emitter and a range sensor in a two-in-one ready-to-use reflowable package, the VL6180 is easy to integrate and saves the end product maker long and costly optical and mechanical design optimizations. The module is designed for low power operation.  Ranging measurements can be automatically performed at user defined intervals. Multiple threshold and interrupt schemes are supported to minimize host operations. Host control and result reading is performed using an I2C interface. Optional additional functions, such as measurement ready and threshold interrupts, are provided by two programmable GPIO pins. A complete API is also associated with the device which consists of a set of C functions controlling the VL6180 to enable fast development of end user applications. This API is structured in a way that it can be compiled on any kind of platform through a well isolated platform layer (mainly for low level I2C access).

    Two-in-one smart optical module

    • VCSEL light source
    • Proximity sensor

    Fast, accurate distance ranging

    • Measures absolute range from 0 to 62 cm max (depending on conditions)
    • Independent of object reflectance
    • Ambient light rejection
    • Cross-talk compensation for cover glass

    Two-in-one smart optical module

    • VCSEL light source
    • Proximity sensor

    Gesture recognition

    • Distance and signal level can be used by host system to implement gesture recognition
    • Demo systems (implemented on Android smartphone platform) available.

    Easy integration

    • Single reflowable component
    • No additional optics
    • Single power supply
    • I2C interface for device control and data
    • Provided with a documented C portable API (Application Programming Interface)

    Two programmable GPIO

    • Window and threshholding functions for Ranging

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    VL53L0X Gesture Detection Sensor, Digital, 2000 mm, LGA, 12 Pins, 2.6 V, 3.5 V

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    The VL53L0X is a Time-of-Flight (ToF) laser-ranging module housed in the smallest package on the market today, providing accurate distance measurement whatever the target reflectances, unlike conventional technologies. It can measure absolute distances up to 2m, setting a new benchmark in ranging performance levels, opening the door to various new applications. The VL53L0X integrates a leading-edge SPAD array (Single Photon Avalanche Diodes) and embeds ST's second generation FlightSenseTM patented technology. The VL53L0X's 940nm VCSEL emitter (Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser), is totally invisible to the human eye, coupled with internal physical infrared filters, it enables longer ranging distance, higher immunity to ambient light, and better robustness to cover-glass optical cross-talk.

    Fully integrated miniature module

    • 940nm Laser VCSEL
    • VCSEL driver
    • Ranging sensor with advanced embedded micro controller
    • 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.0mm

    Fast, accurate distance ranging

    • Measures absolute range up to 2m
    • Reported range is independent of the target reflectance
    • Operates in high infrared ambient light levels
    • Advanced embedded optical cross-talk compensation to simplify cover glass selection

    Eye safe

    • Class 1 laser device compliant with latest standard IEC 60825-1:2014 - 3rd edition

    Easy integration

    • Single reflowable component
    • No additional optics
    • Single power supply
    • I2C interface for device control and data transfer
    • Xshutdown (Reset) and interrupt GPIO
    • Programmable I2C address

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    VL53L3CX Proximity Sensor, Digital, -20 to 85°C

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    The VL53L3CX is the latest Time-of-Flight (ToF) product from STMicroelectronics and embeds ST's third generation FlightSense patented technology. It combines a high performance proximity and ranging sensor, with multi target distance measurements and automatic smudge correction. The miniature reflowable package integrates a single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array and physical infrared filters to achieve the best ranging performance in various ambient lighting conditions, with a wide range of cover glass windows. The VL53L3CX combines the benefits of a high-performance proximity sensor, with excellent short distance linearity, together with ranging capability up to 5m. With patented algorithms and ingenious module construction, the VL53L3CX is also able to detect different objects within the field of view (FoV) with depth understanding. The ST histogram algorithms allow cover glass crosstalk immunity beyond 80 cm, and dynamic smudge compensation.

    Fully integrated miniature module

    • Emitter: 940 nm invisible laser (VCSEL) and its analog driver
    • Low-power microcontroller running advanced digital firmware
    • Size: 4.4 x 2.4 x 1 mm

    Fast, accurate distance ranging

    • Histogram based technology
    • Up to 500 cm+ detection with full field of view (FoV)
    • Immune to cover glass cross-talk and fingerprint smudge at long distance with patented algorithms (direct ToF)
    • Dynamic fingerprint smudge compensation
    • Short distance, high accuracy linearity
    • Multi target detection and distance measurement

    Typical full FoV: 25°

    Easy integration

    • Reflowable component
    • Part-to-part or generic shape crosstalk calibration available
    • Single power supply
    • Works with many types of cover glass materials
    • I2C interface (up to 1 MHz)
    • Xshutdown (reset) and interrupt GPIO to optimize ranging operation
    • C and Linux full set of software drivers for turnkey ranging

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    VL53L1X Long distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor based on ST's FlightSense technology

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    The VL53L1X is a Time-of-Flight (ToF), laser-ranging sensor, enhancing the ST FlightSense™ product family. It is very accurate, ranging up to 4 m and fast ranging frequency up to 50 Hz. Housed in a miniature and reflowable package, it integrates a SPAD receiving array, a 940 nm invisible Class1 laser emitter, physical infrared filters, and optics to achieve the best ranging performance in various ambient lighting conditions with a range of cover window options. Unlike conventional IR sensors, the VL53L1X uses ST's latest generation ToF technology which allows absolute distance measurement whatever the target color and reflectance. It is also possible to program the size of the ROI on the receiving array, allowing the sensor FoV to be reduced.

    Fully integrated miniature module

    Size: 4.9x2.5x1.56 mm

    Emitter: 940 nm invisible laser (Class1)

    SPAD (single photon avalanche diode) receiving array with integrated lens

    Low-power microcontroller running advanced digital firmware

    Pin-to-pin compatible with the VL53L0X FlightSense™ ranging sensor

    Fast and accurate long distance ranging

    Up to 400 cm distance measurement

    Up to 50 Hz ranging frequency

    Typical full field-of-view (FoV): 27°

    Programmable region-of-interest (ROI) size on the receiving array, allowing the sensor FoV to be reduced

    Programmable ROI position on the receiving array, providing multizone operation control from the host

    Easy integration

    Single reflowable component

    Can be hidden behind many cover window materials

    Software driver and code examples for turnkey ranging

    Single power supply (2v8)

    I2C interface (up to 400 kHz)

    Shutdown and interrupt pins

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    VL53L1 Proximity Sensor, I2C, 4000 mm, OLGA, 12 Pins, 2.6 V, 3.5 V

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    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.

    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

     

    Expansion Boards

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    X-NUCLEO-6180A1 ToF Expansion Board, VL6180, for STM32 Nucleo Board Family

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    The X-NUCLEO-6180A1 expansion board features the VL6180 proximity sensor, based on ST's FlightSense, Time-of-Flight technology. It is an evaluation board that provides an introduction to the proximity ranging capabilities of the VL6180 module. The VL6180 is based on patented FlightSense technology. This is a ground-breaking technology allowing absolute distance to be measured independent of target reflectance. Instead of estimating the distance by measuring the amount of light reflected back from the object (which is significantly influenced by color and surface), the VL6180 precisely measures the time the light takes to travel to the nearest object and reflect back to the sensor (Time-of-Flight). It is compatible with the STM32 Nucleo board family, and with the Arduino UNO R3 connector layout. Several ST expansion boards can be superposed through the Arduino connectors, which allows for the development of VL6180 applications with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interface.

    VL6180 Time-of-Flight (ToF) proximity sensor

    Ranging measurement up to 62 cm

    4-digit display, displaying the distance of a target from the proximity sensor

    Excellent ranging accuracy, independent of the reflectance of the target

    In order to easily integrate multiple VL6180 devices into customer devices, up to 3 external breakout VL6180 boards can be connected to the expansion board

    Breakout boards can be ordered using the reference VL6180-SATEL

    Compatible with the STM32 Nucleo board family

    Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connector

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    X-NUCLEO-53L0A1 Expansion Board, Ranging/Gesture Detection, VL53L0X, For STM32 Nucleo, Arduino Compatible

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    The X-NUCLEO-53L0A1 expansion board features the VL53L0X ranging and gesture detection sensor, based on ST's FlightSense, Time-of-Flight technology. It is an evaluation board that provides an introduction to the ranging and gesture detection capabilities of the VL53L0X module. To allow the user to validate the VL53L0X in an environment as close as possible to its final application, the X-NUCLEO-53L0A1 expansion board is delivered with a cover glass holder in which 3 different spacers of 0.25, 0.5 and 1mm height can be fitted below the cover glass in order to simulate various air gaps. Two VL53L0X satellites can be connected using the two 10 pin connectors. The expansion board is compatible with the STM32 Nucleo board family, and with the Arduino UNO R3 connector layout. Several ST expansion boards can be superposed through the Arduino connectors, which allows, for example, to develop VL53L0X applications with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interface.

    VL53L0X ranging and gesture detection sensor module.

    Accurate absolute ranging distance, independent of the reflectance of the target.

    4-digit display, displaying the distance of a target from the ranging sensor.

    Basic gesture recognition application can be developed with a VL53L0X module.

    0.25, 0.5 and 1mm spacers to simulate air gaps

    Two VL53L0X satellite boards

    Two 10 pin connectors for VL53L0X satellite boards

    Compatible with the STM32 Nucleo board family.

    Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connector.

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    X-NUCLEO-53L3A2 Expansion Board, STM32F401RE/VL53L3CX, for STM32 Nucleo Board Family

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    The X-NUCLEO-53L3A2 is an expansion board for the NUCLEOF401RE development board. It provides a complete evaluation kit allowing anyone to learn, evaluate, and develop their applications using the VL53L3CX, ranging sensor with multi target detection. The X-NUCLEO-53L3A2 expansion board is delivered with a cover glass holder in which three different spacers of 0.25, 0.5, and 1 mm height can be fitted below the cover glass to simulate various air gaps. Two VL53L3CX breakout boards can be connected using two 10-pin connectors. The X-NUCLEO-53L3A2 expansion board is compatible with the STM32 Nucleo board family, and with the Arduino UNO R3 connector layout. Several ST expansion boards can be superposed through the Arduino connectors which allows, for example, the development of VL53L3CX applications with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interfaces.

    VL53L3CX Time-of-Flight (ToF) ranging sensor with multi target detection

    Accurate absolute ranging distance, independent of the reflectance of the target

    0.25, 0.5, and 1 mm spacers to simulate air gaps

    Two different cover windows

    Two VL53L3CX breakout boards

    Compatible with STM32 Nucleo board family

    Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connector

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    X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 Expansion Board, VL53L1X Time of Flight (ToF) Distance Ranging Sensor, For Nucleo Boards

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    The X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 is an expansion board for the NUCLEOF401RE and NUCLEOL476RG development boards. It provides a complete evaluation kit allowing anyone to learn, evaluate, and develop their applications using the VL53L1X ToF, long-distance ranging sensor technology. The X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 expansion board is delivered with a cover glass holder in which three different spacers of 0.25, 0.5 and 1 mm height can be fitted below the cover glass to simulate various air gaps. Two VL53L1X breakout boards can be connected using two 10-pin connectors. The X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 expansion board is compatible with the STM32 Nucleo board family, and with the Arduino UNO R3 connector layout. Several ST expansion boards can be superposed through the Arduino connectors which allows, for example, the development of VL53L1X applications with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interfaces.

    VL53L1X Time-of-Flight (ToF), long-distance ranging sensor module

    Accurate absolute ranging distance, independent of the reflectance of the target

    0.25, 0.5 and 1 mm spacers to simulate air gaps

    Two VL53L1X breakout boards

    Compatible with STM32 Nucleo board family

    Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connector

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    X-NUCLEO-53L1A2 Expansion Board, VL53VL1, STM32 Nucleo Development Board

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    The X-NUCLEO-53L1A2 is an expansion board for the NUCLEOF401RE and NUCLEOL476RG development boards. It provides a complete evaluation kit which allows anyone to learn, evaluate, and develop their applications using the VL53L1 ToF ranging sensor with advanced multi-object detection and FoV programming. The X-NUCLEO-53L1A2 expansion board is delivered with a cover glass holder in which three different spacers of 0.25, 0.5, and 1 mm height can be fitted below the cover glass to simulate various air gaps. Two VL53L1 breakout boards can be connected using two 10-pin connectors. The X-NUCLEO-53L1A2 expansion board is compatible with the STM32 Nucleo board family, and with the Arduino UNO R3 connector layout. Several ST expansion boards can be superposed through the Arduino connectors which allows, for example, the development of VL53L1 applications with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi interfaces.

    VL53L1 Time-of-Flight ranging sensor with multi object detection and field of view (FoV) programming

    Accurate absolute ranging distance measurement, independent of the reflectance of the target

    0.25, 0.5 and 1 mm spacers to simulate air gaps between ToF sensor and cover window

    Two VL53L1 breakout boards which can be connected onto the XNUCLEO-53L1A2 expansion board through flying wires to integrate the VL53L1 into the customer's application

    Compatible with STM32 Nucleo board family

    Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connector

     

    Evaluation Kits

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    P-NUCLEO-6180A1 Evaluation Kit, IC-STM32F401RE, 32 Bit, STM32 Family, ARM Cortex-M4F MCU

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    The P-NUCLEO-6180A1 is an evaluation pack that provides an introduction to the proximity ranging capabilities of the VL6180 sensor, combined with the powerful STM32F401RE microcontroller. The VL6180 is based on patented FlightSense technology. This is a ground-breaking technology, allowing absolute distance to be measured independent of target reflectance. Instead of estimating the distance by measuring the amount of light reflected back from the object (which is significantly influenced by color and surface), the VL6180 precisely measures the time the light takes to travel to the nearest object and reflect back to the sensor (Time-of-Flight). The STM32 Nucleo board, NUCLEOF401RE, provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller line, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption and features.

    1x VL6180 proximity Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor

    • 4-digit display, displaying the distance of a target from the proximity sensor
    • Excellent ranging accuracy, independent of reflectance of the target

    1x NUCLEOF401RE board

    Power management access point

    Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connector

    3x VL6180 breakout boards can be connected on the N-NUCLEO-6180A1 expansion board, in order to integrate the VL6180 in customer's application.

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    P-NUCLEO-53L0A1 Evaluation Board, VL53L0X, Ranging and Gesture Detection, Arduino Compatible

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    The P-NUCLEO-53L0A1 is an evaluation pack that provides an introduction to the ranging and gesture detection features of the VL53L0X sensor, combined with the powerful STM32F401RE microcontroller. The VL53L0X is the latest product based on ST's patented FlightSense technology. This is a ground-breaking technology allowing absolute distance to be measured independent of target reflectance. Instead of estimating the distance by measuring the amount of light reflected back from the object (which is significantly influenced by color and surface), the VL53L0X precisely measures the time the light takes to travel to the nearest object and reflect back to the sensor (Time-of-Flight). The STM32 Nucleo board, NUCLEOF401RE, provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller line, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption and features.

    VL53L0X ranging and gesture detection expansion board (X-NUCLEO-53L0A1).

    • 4-digit display, displaying the distance of a target from the ranging sensor
    • Accurate absolute ranging distance, independent of the reflectance of the target.

    NUCLEOF401RE STM32 Nucleo board

    Two VL53L0X satellites

    0.25, 0.5 and 1mm height spacers to simulate air gaps

    Two 10 pin connectors for VL53L0X satellite boards

    Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connector.

    Basic gesture recognition application can be developed using one or two VL53L0X sensors.

    Two VL53L0X satellite boards can be connected on the X-NUCLEO-53L0A1 expansion board in order to integrate the VL53L0X in customer's application.

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    P-NUCLEO-53L3A2 Evaluation Kit, IC-STM32F401RE, 32 Bit, STM32 Family, ARM Cortex-M4F MCU

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    The P-NUCLEO-53L3A2 is a complete evaluation kit allowing anyone to learn, evaluate, and develop their application using the VL53L3CX, Time-of-Flight (ToF), ranging sensor with multi target detection. The VL53L3CX is the latest ToF product from STMicroelectronics and embeds ST's third generation FlightSense patented technology. It combines a high performance proximity and ranging sensor, with multi-target distance measurements and automatic smudge correction. The miniature reflowable package integrates a single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array and physical infrared filters to achieve the best ranging performance in various ambient lighting conditions, with a wide range of cover glass windows. The STM32 Nucleo board, NUCLEOF401RE, provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption, and features.

    VL53L3CX Time-of-Flight (ToF) ranging sensor with multi target detection expansion board (X-NUCLEO-53L3A2)

    STM32F401RE Nucleo board

    Two VL53L3CX breakout boards

    0.25, 0.5, and 1 mm height spacers to simulate air gaps

    Equipped with an Arduino UNO R3 connector

    The two VL53L3CX breakout boards can be connected onto the PNUCLEO-53L3A2 expansion board to integrate the VL53L3CX into the customer's application

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    P-NUCLEO-53L1A1 Evaluation Board, VL53L1Z Time of Flight (ToF) Distance Ranging Sensor, For STM32 Nucleo

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    The P-NUCLEO-53L1A1 is a complete evaluation kit allowing anyone to learn, evaluate, and develop their application using the VL53L1X ToF, long-distance ranging sensor technology. The VL53L1X is the latest product based on ST's patented FlightSenseTM technology. This is a ground-breaking technology allowing absolute long-distance distance to be measured independently of target reflectance. Instead of estimating the distance by measuring the amount of light reflected back from an object (which is significantly influenced by color and surface), the VL53L1X precisely measures the time the light takes to travel to the nearest object and reflect back to the sensor (Time-of-Flight). The STM32 Nucleo board, NUCLEOF401RE, provides an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption, and features.

    VL53L1X Time-of-Flight (ToF), long-distance ranging sensor expansion board (X-NUCLEO53L1A1)

    STM32F401RE Nucleo board

    Two VL53L1X breakout boards

    0.25, 0.5 and 1 mm height spacers to simulate air gaps

    Equipped with an Arduino UNO R3 connector

    The two VL53L1X breakout boards can be connected onto the X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 expansion board to integrate the VL53L1X into the customer's application

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    P-NUCLEO-53L1A2 Expansion Board, VL53VL1, STM32 Nucleo Development Board

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    The P-NUCLEO-53L1A2 is a complete evaluation kit which allows anyone to learn, evaluate, and develop their application using the VL53L1 ToF, ranging sensor with multi-object detection and FoV programming. The VL53L1 is a state-of-the-art, ToF, laser-ranging, miniature sensor enhancing STMicroelectronic's 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. The STM32 Nucleo board and NUCLEOF401RE provide an affordable and flexible way for users to try out new ideas and build prototypes with any STM32 microcontroller, choosing from the various combinations of performance, power consumption, and features.

    X-NUCLEO-53L1A2 expansion board including the VL53L1 ToF (Time-of-Flight) ranging sensor with multi object detection and FoV (field of view) programming

    STM32F401RE Nucleo board

    Two VL53L1 breakout boards

    0.25, 0.5 and 1 mm spacers to simulate air gaps between ToF sensor and cover window

    Equipped with an Arduino UNO R3 connector

    The two VL53L1 breakout boards can be connected onto the XNUCLEO-53L1A2 expansion board to integrate the VL53L1 into the customer's application

     

    Breakout Boards

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    VL6180-SATEL Evaluation Board, VL6180, 3D Time-of-Flight Sensor

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    The VL6180 breakout boards are hardware add-ons for the X-NUCLEO-6180A1 expansion board. Up to three breakout boards can be connected to the XNUCLEO-6180A1 expansion board, enabling multi sensor applications. Due to its 2.8 V regulator, the VL6180 breakout board can be used in any application with a 3.3 to 10 V supply. The part supporting the VL6180 module, 2.54 mm connector and output regulator is scored, so that developers can break off the mini PCB for use in a 2.8 V supply application using flying leads. This makes it easier to integrate into development and evaluation devices due to its small form factor.

    Each breakout board integrates:

    • VL6180 module (proximity sensor)
    • 2.8 V output regulator

    True distance measurement independent of target size and reflectance

    Able to function in multi-module applications

    Divisible board enabling use as mini PCB breakout board, easy to integrate in customer device

    Compatible with X-NUCLEO-6180A1 expansion board

    Up to three VL6180 breakout boards can be plugged into the expansion board through its 2.54 mm connector

    Can be used with STM32 Nucleo board available in the P-NUCLEO-6180A1 pack based on full-feature Nucleo board with STM32F401RE dynamic efficiency ARM® Cortex®-M4 microcontroller

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    53L0-SATEL-I1 Daughter Board, VL53L0X Gesture and Ranging Sensor, FlightSense

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    This satellite board can be used for easy integration into customer devices and basic gesture detection applications. Due to its 2.8V regulator and level shifters, the VL53L0X satellite board can be used in any application with a 2.8 to 5V supply. The PCB section supporting the VL53L0X module is perforated so that developers can break off the mini PCB for use in a 2.8V supply application using flying leads. This makes it easier to integrate into development and evaluation devices due to its small form factor.

    Two satellite boards, integrating:

    • VL53L0X 3-in-1 ranging and gesture detection sensor
    • Regulator: 5 to 2.8V range input voltage (output voltage: 2.8V)
    • VL53L0X signal interface level shifter

    True distance measurement independent of target size and reflectance

    Able to function in multi-module applications

    Divisible board enabling use as mini-PCB breakout board, easy to integrate in customer device

    Allows basic gesture recognition use case

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    VL53L3CX-SATEL Evaluation Board, VL53L3CX, 3D Time-of-Flight Sensor

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    The VL53L3CX-SATEL breakout boards can be used for easy integration into customer devices. Due to the voltage regulator and level shifters, the VL53L3CX breakout boards can be used in any application with a 2.8 V to 5 V supply. The PCB section supporting the VL53L3CX module is perforated so that developers can break off the mini PCB for use in a 2.8 V supply application using flying leads. This makes it easier to integrate the VL53L3CX-SATEL breakout boards into development and evaluation devices, due to their small form factor.

    VL53L3CX Time-of-Flight (ToF) ranging sensor with multi target detection

    Regulator: 5 to 2.8 V range input voltage (output voltage: 2.8 V)

    VL53L3CX signal interface level shifter

    True distance measurement independent of target size and reflectance

    Divisible board enabling use as mini PCB breakout board, easy to integrate in customer device

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    VL53L1X-SATEL Breakout Board, VL53L1X Long Distance Ranging Sensor, Time Of Flight (ToF)

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    The VL53L1X-SATEL breakout boards can be used for easy integration into customer devices. Due to the voltage regulator and level shifters, the VL53L1X breakout boards can be used in any application with a 2.8 V to 5 V supply. The PCB section supporting the VL53L1X module is perforated, so that developers can break off the mini PCB for use in a 2.8 V supply application using flying leads. This makes it easier to integrate the VL53L1X-SATEL breakout boards into development and evaluation devices, due to their small form factor.

    Two breakout boards, integrating:

    • VL53L1X long distance ranging Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor
    • Regulator: 5 to 2.8 V range input voltage (output voltage: 2.8 V)
    • VL53L1X signal interface level shifter

    True distance measurement independent of target size and reflectance

    Divisible board enabling use as a mini PCB breakout board, easy to integrate in customer devices

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    VL53L1-SATEL Breakout Board, VL53L1 Time-of-Flight Proximity Sensor

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    The VL53L1-SATEL breakout boards can be used for easy integration into customer devices. Due to the voltage regulator and level shifters, the VL53L1 breakout boards can be used in any application with a 2.8 V to 5 V supply. The PCB section supporting the VL53L1 module is perforated, so that developers can break off the mini PCB for use in a 2.8 V supply application using flying leads. This makes it easier to integrate the VL53L1-SATEL breakout boards into development and evaluation devices due to their small size.

    Two breakout boards, integrating:

    • VL53L1 ranging Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor
    • Regulator: 5 to 2.8 V range input voltage (output voltage: 2.8 V)

    True distance measurement independent of target size and reflectance

    Divisible board enabling use as mini PCB breakout board, easy to integrate in customer device

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