Grove - Time of Flight Distance Sensor-VL53L0X is a high speed, high accuracy and long-range ToF distance sensor based on VL53L0X.
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Grove - Time of Flight Distance Sensor - VL53L0X is a high speed, high accuracy and long-range ToF distance sensor based on VL53L0X.
The VL53L0X is a new generation Time-of-Flight (ToF) laser-ranging module housed in the smallest package on the market today, providing accurate distance measurement whatever the target reflectances, unlike conventional technologies. It can measure absolute distances up to 2m, setting a new benchmark in ranging performance levels, opening the door to various new applications.
The VL53L0X integrates a leading-edge SPAD array (Single Photon Avalanche Diodes) and embeds ST’s second generation Flight SenseTM patented technology.
The VL53L0X’s 940 nm VCSEL emitter (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser), is totally invisible to the human eye, coupled with internal physical infrared filters, it enables longer ranging distances, higher immunity to ambient light, and better robustness to cover glass optical crosstalk.
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Fully integrated miniature module
940 nm laser VCSEL
Ranging sensor with an advanced embedded microcontroller
Fast, accurate distance ranging
Measures absolute range up to 2 m
The reported range is independent of the target reflectance
Advanced embedded optical cross-talk compensation to simplify cover glass selection
Class 1 laser device compliant with latest standard IEC 60825-1:2014 - 3rd edition
Single power supply
I2C interface for device control and data transfer
Xshutdown (reset) and interrupt GPIO
Programmable I2C address
Grove makes it easier to connect, experiment, and simplify the prototyping process. No jumpers or soldering required. We have developed more than 300 Grove modules, covering a wide range of applications that can fulfill a variety of needs. Not only are these open hardware, but we also have open-source software.
Check our blog What is a Time of Flight Sensor and How does a ToF Sensor work? to learn more about technical principles of Time of Flight (ToF) and sensors.