The VL6180X 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 VL6180X 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, a range sensor and an ambient light sensor in a three-in-one ready-to-use reflowable package, the VL6180X 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 and ALS 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.
|DS10285: Proximity and ambient light sensing (ALS) module||7.0||1.52 MB|
|DB2315: Proximity and ambient light sensing (ALS) module||1.0||83.14 KB|
|AN4478: Using multiple VL6180X's in a single design||2.0||257.32 KB|
|AN4545: VL6180X basic ranging application note||2.0||900.98 KB|
|AN4626: VL6180X distance measurements versus -30 / +85°C extended temperature range||1.0||145.4 KB|
|UM1983: VL6180X proximity, gesture and ambient light sensing (ALS) module||1.0||1.18 MB|
|DT0030: VL6180X ambient light sensing||1.0||296.67 KB|
|DT0032: VL6180X cross talk compensation implementation||1.0||421.37 KB|
|DT0034: VL6180X early convergence estimate implementation||1.0||294.45 KB|
|DT0017: VL6180X interleaved mode explanation||1.0||377.07 KB|
|DT0035: VL6180X low power features||1.0||328.4 KB|
|DT0037: VL6180X range and ambient light sensor quick setup guide||1.0||376.67 KB|
|DT0020: VL6180X range status error codes explanation||1.0||354.21 KB|
|DT0031: VL6180X understanding the premium EVK||1.0||912.51 KB|
|DT0038: VL6180X – Automatic VHV repeat rate implementation||1.0||254.99 KB|
|Step model to manufacture Cover Glass Lens Holder with Light Blocker, as described in “VL6180X Cover Glass Calibration Free" video||1.3||33.71 KB|
|Optical Sensing: 1D to 3D using Time-of-Flight Technology||1.0||3 MB|
|VL6180X API Integration Guide||1.28 MB|
|X-NUCLEO-6180XA1 Quick start guide||3.0.0||1.3 MB|
|VL6180X: 3-in 1 time-of-flight module - proximity sensor, ALS and gesture||835.9 KB|
|VL6180X-SATEL||ST||Satellite: mini-PCB with VL6180X for easy integration (compatible with VL6180X expansion boards)|
|Part Number||Package||Packing Type||Operating Temperature (°C) (min)||Operating Temperature (°C) (max)||Marketing Status||Unit Price (US$) *||Quantity||ECCN (US)||Country of Origin||More info||Order from ST||Order from Distributors|
|VL6180XV0NR/1||OPTICAL LGA12 4.8X2.8X1MM||Tape And Reel||-20||70||Active : Product is in volume production||2.26||5000||EAR99||CHINA||MORE INFO||Buy Direct Add to cart||DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY|
|Part Number||Marketing Status||Package||Grade||RoHS Compliance Grade||Material Declaration**|
|VL6180XV0NR/1||Active||OPTICAL LGA12 4.8X2.8X1MM||Industrial||Ecopack2|
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