STMicroelectronics VL6180 Time-of-Flight Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor & IR Emitter
STMicroelectronics VL6180 Time-of-Flight Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor & IR Emitter 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 VL6180 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 VL6180 is easy to integrate and saves the end-product makers the long and costly optical and mechanical design optimizations.