element14 is distributing a range of Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors designed to meet the changing needs of design engineers and address the demand for 3D information and extended range created by new use cases.
The ToF devices support applications such as gesture sensing, distance measurement, robotics, industrial automation, and process control, enabling practical solutions such as monitoring the position of an object in production as it is transported through a plant on a conveyor belt.
These devices from leading suppliers, increase distance capabilities irrespective of color and surface of the item tracked, maximize use potential within both indoor and outdoor environments and satisfy high-speed, small size and low power demands, driven by Industrial IoT application needs. They are available for next day delivery from element14.
The Key Time of Flight sensing products added to element14 include:
- Recently added to element14, the ISL29501 ToF IC from Renesas is designed for detecting objects at distances up to 2m providing a cost-effective and efficient solution for distance measurement. The ISL29501 is an innovative time of flight signal processing IC that provides a complete object detection and distance measurement solution when combined with an external emitter (LED or laser) and photodiode. Its one-of-a-kind functionality, including ultra-small size, low power consumption, and superior performance, makes it ideal for use with connected devices in IoT applications, as well as for consumer mobile devices, home automation, and the emerging commercial drone market.
- The VL53L1X ToF Nucleo pack from STMicroelectronics is a complete evaluation kit allowing anyone to learn, evaluate and develop their application using the VL53L1X ToF, the latest product based on ST’s patented FlightSense technology. The VL53L1X is the fastest miniature ToF sensor on the market with accuracy ranging up to 4m and fast-ranging frequency up to 50 Hz. This ground-breaking technology allows absolute long-distance to be measured independently of target reflectance as instead of estimating the distance by measuring the amount of light reflected back from an object the VL53L1X precisely measures the time the light takes to travel to the nearest object and reflect back to the sensor.
- The newly introduced AFBR-S50MV85G evaluation kit, from Broadcom, comprises an NXP FRDM-KL46Z evaluation board and the AFBR-S50MV85G adapter board delivering out-of-the-box connectivity between the sensor and a microcontroller board without the need for soldering. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use and optimized for distances of up to 10m, this sensor has been developed with a special focus on industrial sensing and gesture sensing applications that require high speed, small size and very low power consumption, such as human-machine interfaces, robotics, and augmented reality.
The full range of Time of Flight devices can be accessed by visiting Farnell in EMEA, Newark in North America and element14 in APAC.