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STMICROELECTRONICS Time-of-Flight Ranging Sensor | New Product Brief

July 27, 2020 by Mouser Electronics

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STMICROELECTRONICS Time-of-Flight Ranging Sensor

STMicroelectronics’ VL53C3CX Time-of-Flight Ranging Sensor provides fast and accurate distance ranging with multi-target detection capabilities in a compact package. 

The VL53L3CX uses ST’s third-generation FlightSense technology, which offers increased accuracy and employs patented histogram algorithms to measure the distance of multiple objects.  This also makes the sensor immune to crosstalk from cover glass and provides dynamic compensation for smudges. The VL53L3CX integrates the laser emitter, detector array, and all necessary analog and digital circuitry in a tiny reflowable module for easy integration, with a 25° typical full field of view and a 3m detection range. 

The sensor operates from a single 2.6V to 3.5V supply and developers can access a full set of software drivers to add turnkey ranging capability. 

  • Embeds ST’s Third-generation FlightSense patented technology 
  • Histogram-based algorithms enables multi-target detection and distance measurement 
  • Immune to cover glass crosstalk beyond 80cm 
  • Dynamic smudge compensation 
  • Fully-integrated reflowable miniature module 
    • VCSEL emitter, SPAD detector array, and low-power MCU 
    • Size: 4.4mm x 2.4mm x 1mm 
  • Full set of C and Linux software drivers for turnkey ranging 

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