意法半导体开发了自有的技术并获得了专利,该技术称为FlightSenseTM,它采用飞行时光(ToF)原理,旨在推出新一代高精度距离传感器。

基于FlightSenseTM技术的产品,封装于一个模块中,模块集成了距离传感器单光子雪崩二极管(SPAD)阵列、环境光传感器(ALS)以及距离传感器特性使用的垂直腔面发射激光器(VCSEL),因此极大地简化了产品集成。

此高级技术使用成熟的公司内部成像制程和公司内部大批量封装解决方案,非常适合有下列需求的各类应用:

  • 有竞争力的系统成本
  • 超小封装尺寸
  • 低功耗

FlightSenseTM技术可用于众多需要独立于目标反射的精确测距应用领域;因为传统的IR距离传感器器件无法使用相同方式输出绝对测量范围:

  • 通信和消费者:浏览、远程控制、距离传感、自动对焦辅助
  • 家用电器:手势照明管理、机器人吸尘器、玩具、饮水机
  • 汽车:车载计算机手势控制
  • 工业:距离和光检测、门控、机器人

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Time-of-flight 3-in-1 module with proximity sensor, gesture and ambient light sensing

A complete development eco-system is available for evaluating the VL6180X, the first fully integrated proximity and ambient light sensor based on FlightSense™, ST’s patented time-of-flight technology.

Two very user-friendly Nucleo evaluation packs including an STM32 Nucleo board and VL6180X expansion board are available. The P-NUCLEO-6180X1 includes a full-feature STM32F401 microcontroller. 

You can even connect up to three additional external small PCBs, VL6180X-SATEL satellites, to these expansion boards in order to integrate the VL6180X proximity sensors directly into your devices.

These evaluation kits will let you become familiar with the features and performance of the VL6180X and start developing your own applications.

The Nucleo evaluation packs can be used stand-alone, just with an USB connection for power supply, or can be connected to a PC, using an advanced GUI.

A complete firmware package (X-CUBE-6180XA1) is available and includes binary code to flash the STM32 Nucleo boards and source code examples compliant with STM32Cube embedded software.

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