VL53L1X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carrier with Voltage Regulator, 400cm Max
This sensor is a carrier/breakout board for ST’s VL53L1X laser-ranging sensor, which offers fast and accurate ranging up to 4 m. It uses the time of flight (ToF) of invisible, eye-safe laser pulses to measure absolute distances independent of ambient lighting conditions and target characteristics like color, shape, and texture (though these things will affect the maximum range). The VL53L1X also features a programmable region of interest (ROI), so the full field of view can be reduced or divided into multiple zones. Distance measurements can be read through a digital I²C interface. The board includes a 2.8 V linear regulator and level-shifters that allow it to work over an input voltage range of 2.6 V to 5.5 V, and the 0.1″ pin spacing makes it easy to use with standard solderless breadboards and 0.1″ perfboards.
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VL53L1X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carrier with Voltage Regulator, 400cm Max.
VL53L1X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carrier with included header pins.
VL53L0X/VL53L1X/VL53L3CX Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carrier, bottom view with dimensions.
Pinout diagram of the VL53L1X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carrier.
VL53L1X Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carrier in a breadboard.
Schematic diagram of the VL53L0X/VL53L1X/VL53L3CX Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carrier.
From VL53L1X datasheet: graphs of maximum distance and repeatability error vs timing budget.
The VL53L1X carrier might ship with a protective liner covering the sensor IC that must be removed before use.
Side-by-side comparison of the VL6180X, VL53L0X, VL53L1X, and VL53L3CX Time-of-Flight Distance Sensor Carriers.