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STMicroelectronics VL6180 Time-of-Flight Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor & IR Emitter

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.

Features
  • Three-in-one smart optical module
    • VCSEL light source
    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • Proximity sensor
  • Fast, accurate distance ranging
    • Measures absolute range from 0 to above 10cm
    • Independent of object reflectance
    • Ambient rejection
    • Crosstalk compensation for cover glass
  • Gesture recognition
    • Distance and signal level can be used by host system to implement gesture recognition
    • Demo systems (implemented on Android smartphone platform) available
  • Ambient light sensor
    • High dynamic range
    • Accurate/sensitive in ultra-low light
    • Calibrated output value in lux

  • Easy integration
    • Single reflowable component
    • No additional optics or gasket
    • Single power supply
  • I2C interface for device control and data
  • Two programmable GPIOs
    • Window and thresholding functions for both ranging and ALS

Applications
  • Smartphones/portable touchscreen devices
  • Tablet/laptop/gaming devices
  • Domestic appliances/industrial devices
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