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

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  • The VL53L1X is a state-of-the-art, Time-of-Flight (ToF), laser-ranging sensor, enhancing the ST FlightSense™ product family. It is the fastest miniature ToF sensor on the market with 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.

    Key Features

    • 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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Ecosystems

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

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      Long-distance ranging sensor expansion board based on VL53L1X for STM32 Nucleo

Embedded Software

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      VL53L1X Full API (Application Programming Interface and documentation)

      Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) for VL53L1X Nucleo packs. Works with P-NUCLEO-53L1A1

      VL53L1X ULD API (Ultra Lite Driver Application Programming Interface)

      PEOPLE COUNTING SW code example for VL53L1X

      VL53L1X LINUX Example Code

      2D LIDAR using multiple VL53L1X Time-of-Flight long distance ranging sensors

Evaluation Tools

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      Breakout board with VL53L1X long distance ranging sensor for easy integration into customer device

    • Part Number

      BlueTile - Bluetooth LE enabled sensor node development kit

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Technical Documentation

    • Description Version Size Action
      DB3474
      A new generation, long distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor based on ST's FlightSense™ technology
      1.4
      175.91 KB
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      DS12385
      A new generation, long distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor based on ST's FlightSense™ technology
      3.0
      1.05 MB
      PDF
      DB3474

      A new generation, long distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor based on ST's FlightSense™ technology

      DS12385

      A new generation, long distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor based on ST's FlightSense™ technology

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN5263
      Configuring the VL53L1X Time-of-Flight sensor to range up to 100 Hz
      1.0
      178.03 KB
      PDF
      AN5231
      Cover window guidelines for the VL53L1X long-distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor
      1.0
      2.02 MB
      PDF
      AN5191
      Using the programmable region of interest (ROI) with the VL53L1X
      1.0
      373.32 KB
      PDF
      AN5263

      Configuring the VL53L1X Time-of-Flight sensor to range up to 100 Hz

      AN5231

      Cover window guidelines for the VL53L1X long-distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor

      AN5191

      Using the programmable region of interest (ROI) with the VL53L1X

    • Description Version Size Action
      UM2510
      A guide to using the VL53L1X ultra lite driver
      4.0
      616.29 KB
      PDF
      UM2600
      Counting people with the VL53L1X long-distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor
      1.1
      1.46 MB
      PDF
      UM2359
      Getting started with X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 long distance ranging ToF sensor expansion board based on VL53L1X for STM32 Nucleo
      1.0
      2.19 MB
      PDF
      UM2356
      VL53L1X API user manual
      2.0
      890.25 KB
      PDF
      UM2555
      VL53L1X ultra lite driver multiple zone implementation
      1.0
      295.71 KB
      PDF
      UM2510

      A guide to using the VL53L1X ultra lite driver

      UM2600

      Counting people with the VL53L1X long-distance ranging Time-of-Flight sensor

      UM2359

      Getting started with X-NUCLEO-53L1A1 long distance ranging ToF sensor expansion board based on VL53L1X for STM32 Nucleo

      UM2356

      VL53L1X API user manual

      UM2555

      VL53L1X ultra lite driver multiple zone implementation

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN5508
      Social Distancing Detection using Bluetooth® Low Energy
      1.1
      849.64 KB
      PDF
      AN5508

      Social Distancing Detection using Bluetooth® Low Energy

HW Model, CAD Libraries & SVD

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      How to calculate the dimensions of the Cover-Window exclusion zone above the VL53L1X 1.0
      764.22 KB
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      Step model to manufacture Cover Glass Lens Holder with Light Blocker, as described in “VL53L1X Cover Glass Calibration Free" video 1.2
      50.55 KB
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      How to calculate the dimensions of the Cover-Window exclusion zone above the VL53L1X

      Step model to manufacture Cover Glass Lens Holder with Light Blocker, as described in “VL53L1X Cover Glass Calibration Free" video

Publications and Collaterals

    • Description Version Size Action
      VL53L1X Long-distance ranging time-of-flight (ToF) sensor 1.0
      913.82 KB
      PDF

      VL53L1X Long-distance ranging time-of-flight (ToF) sensor

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VL53L1CXV0FY/1

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Newark Element14 AMERICA 250 0 Order Now
MOUSER WORLDWIDE 14884 1 Order Now
Farnell Element14 EUROPE 4531 1 Order Now
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250

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85

Operating Range Distance (m) (max)

4

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4.9 x 2.5 x 1.56

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