Long-distance ranging sensor Nucleo pack based on VL53L1X for STM32 Nucleo

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, NUCLEO-F401RE, 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.

Key Features

  • VL53L1X Time-of-Flight (ToF), long-distance ranging sensor expansion board (X-NUCLEO-53L1A1)
  • STM32F401RE nucleo board
  • Two VL53L1X breakout boards
  • 0.25, 0.5 and 1 mm height spacers to simulate air gaps
  • Two different cover windows
  • Equipped with an Arduino UNO R3 connector
  • RoHS compliant
  • The two VL53L1X breakout boards can be connected onto the X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 expansion board to integrate the VL53L1X into the customer’s application
  • Full system SW is supplied, including code examples and graphical user interface. All this can be downloaded from the folder “TOOLS AND SOFTWARE, section Ecosystem” on www.st.com/VL53L1X




Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
Description Version Size
DB3477 DB3477: VL53L1X nucleo pack with X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 expansion board and STM32F401RE nucleo board 2.0 582 KB
User Manuals
Description Version Size
UM2359 UM2359: Getting started with X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 long distance ranging ToF sensor expansion board based on VL53L1X for STM32 Nucleo 1.0 2 MB

HW Model, CAD Libraries & SVD

HW Model, CAD Libraries & SVD
Description Version Size
pcb-gerber-53L1A1.zip 1.0 1004 KB

Presentations & Training Material

Description Version Size
X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 Quick start guide.pdf 1.0 1 MB

Publications and Collaterals

Description Version Size
STM32 Open Development Environment Brochure 15.10 4 MB

Tools and Software

STM32 Open Development Environment
Embedded Software
Proximity Sensors Software

Sample & Buy

Part Number Marketing Status Board production status Unit Price (US$) * Quantity ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
P-NUCLEO-53L1A1 Active Stock available 47.78 1 NEC EAR99 FRANCE MORE INFO Buy Direct Add to cart DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY

(*) Suggested Resale Price per unit (USD) for BUDGETARY USE ONLY. For quotes, prices in local currency, please contact your local ST Sales Office  or our Distributors

Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
P-NUCLEO-53L1A1 ActiveEcopack1

(**) The Material Declaration forms available on st.com may be generic documents based on the most commonly used package within a package family. For this reason, they may not be 100% accurate for a specific device. Please contact our sales support for information on specific devices.