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ST Micro next-generation time-of-flight multizone sensor (VL53L5)

Overview

ST Micro has launched a new time-of-flight sensor, VL53L5. It has an extended range of up to 4 meters with high accuracy, although accuracy numbers are not mentioned in the datasheet. It can sample at a 60Hz rate, which is really quick.

ST Microelectronics already has a range of proximity sensors based on time-of-flight technology, a very popular one is VL53L0X.

Features

Real world applications

VL53L5 Application Circuit

One can very easily connect the sensor over I2C or SPI interface as shown in the application circuits below:

You can learn more from their product page and the datasheet.


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