MIKROE-4492 LightRanger Click™ Board
MikroElektronika's compact add-on board contains a ranging sensor with multi-target detection
The MIKROE-4492 LightRanger 8 Click from MikroElektronika is a compact add-on board that contains a ranging sensor with multi-target detection. This board features the VL53L3CX, the latest time-of-flight (ToF) product that embeds third-generation FlightSense patented technology from STMicroelectronics. It combines high-performance proximity and ranging sensor with multi-target distance measurements and automatic smudge correction. Also, it integrates a single-photon avalanche diode array and physical infrared filters to achieve the best ranging performance in various ambient lighting conditions, with a wide range of cover glass windows. This Click board is suitable for applications such as smart buildings and lighting, service robots, video focus tracking assistance, and many more.
The VL53L3CX contains a laser emitter, 940 nm invisible laser, and corresponding analog drive circuitry. The laser output remains within Class 1 laser safety limits under all reasonably foreseeable conditions, including single faults. The histogram algorithms increase cover glass crosstalk immunity and allow real-time smudge compensation, which eventually prevents external contamination from adversely affecting the ranging accuracy. With patented algorithms and ingenious module construction, the VL53L3CX can also detect various objects within the field of view. LightRanger 8 Click is supported by a mikroSDK compliant library, which includes functions that simplify software development. This Click board comes as a fully-tested product, ready to be used on a system equipped with the mikroBUS™ socket.
- Interface: I2C
- Compatibility: mikroBUS
- Click board size: 28.6 mm x 25.4 mm
- Input voltage: 3.3 V
- Smart buildings and lighting
- Service robots
- Video focus tracking assistance