Design Win

A turnkey gesture recognition solution based on VL53L5CX multizone Time-of-Flight ranging sensor

Solution Description

This solution is designed to provide low cost gesture recognition functionality using a Time-of-Flight (ToF) ranging sensor and an STM32 microcontroller. It represents a highly robust and reliable alternative to camera imaging techniques, as ToF sensors do not present privacy issues or performance loss due to poor lighting or unreflective surfaces.

The sensor employed in this design is the VL53L5CX Time-of-Flight ranging sensor featuring a wide field of view and 8x8 multizone detection. The software provided for gesture regognition functionality runs on an STM32F401 MCU, which balances power consumption and processing performance and offers a substantial set of interfaces and integrated periferals.

The range of target applications is extremely wide. The solution can be easily integrated in home appliances like coffee machines, cooking plates, and ovens, in personal electronics devices like laptops, tablets, and AR/VR headsets, as well as other applications like vending machines, public screens, and lifts.

  • Key Product Benefits

    VL53L5CX Time-of-Flight sensor

    First real time native 8x8 multi-zone Time-of-Flight sensor with wide field of view, multi-target detection and distance measurement for each zone

    STM32F401 series MCU

    The STM32F4 series MCU represents an ideal balance between cost, power consumption, and processing capability for virtually any application that can benefit from gesture recognition functionality.

  • All Features

    • Multizone ranging output with 8x8 real time native separate zones
    • Square 45°x45° field-of-view (63° diagonal)
    • Up to 4 meters
    • Multitarget detection and distance measurement in each zone
    • Motion indicator for each zone
    • 60 Hz frame rate capability
    • Autonomous Low power mode with programmable thresholds
    • Histogram processing
    • Invisible (940 nm) emitted light