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

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Description

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.
  • All 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

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      LS53L1BT motion and distance IoT Bluetooth board

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      LS53L1BT

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      LS53L1BT motion and distance IoT Bluetooth board

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      LS53LX-S-L1 ToF Module

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      LS53LX-S Light Saber Sensor VL53L1CB. Breakout board with VL53L1CB with independent LED and level shifter on all pins.
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      STSW-IMG019

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      API for VL53L1CB

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      STSW-IMG019

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      API for VL53L1CB

      STSW-IMG020

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      GUI for X-NUCLEO-53L1A2

      Imaging Software ST
      STSW-IMG020

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      GUI for X-NUCLEO-53L1A2

      STSW-IMG022

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      Linux driver for VL53L1CB

      Imaging Software ST
      STSW-IMG022

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      Linux driver for VL53L1CB
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      P-NUCLEO-53L1A2

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      VL53L1 Nucleo Pack

      Imaging Evaluation Boards ST
      P-NUCLEO-53L1A2

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      VL53L1 Nucleo Pack

      VL53L1-SATEL

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      Breakout boards based on the VL53L1CB Time-of-Flight ranging sensor with multi-object detection and FoV programming

      Imaging Evaluation Boards ST
      VL53L1-SATEL

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      Breakout boards based on the VL53L1CB Time-of-Flight ranging sensor with multi-object detection and FoV programming

      X-NUCLEO-53L1A2

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      VL53L1 Nucleo expansion board

      Imaging Evaluation Boards ST
      X-NUCLEO-53L1A2

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      VL53L1 Nucleo expansion board
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