GY-53 VL53L0X Laser ToF Flight Time Ranging Sensor Module
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GY-53 VL53L0X Laser ToF Flight Time Ranging Sensor Module

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Description

The GY-53 VL53L0X Laser ToF (Time-of-Flight) Flight Time Ranging Sensor Module is a compact and precise distance-measuring sensor module. It utilizes a laser-based technology to accurately measure the distance between the sensor and an object in front of it.

Here's an overview of how it works and its common applications:

Time-of-Flight Measurement Principle: The sensor emits a short laser pulse toward the target object. The pulse reflects off the object and returns to the sensor. The sensor measures the time it takes for the laser pulse to make the round trip. Using the speed of light, the sensor calculates the distance between itself and the object.

Laser Class: The VL53L0X sensor typically belongs to Class 1 laser devices, which are considered safe for normal operation without posing any health risks.

Accuracy and Precision: The VL53L0X sensor is known for its high accuracy and precision in measuring distances. It can measure distances with millimeter-level accuracy. The sensor is capable of measuring distances within a range of several centimeters to a few meters, depending on the specific model and settings.

I2C Communication: The GY-53 module interfaces with microcontrollers using the I2C communication protocol, allowing for easy integration with platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and others.

Common Applications:

Robotics and Automation: The VL53L0X sensor is widely used in robotics and automation for tasks like object detection, collision avoidance, and localization.

Gesture Recognition: It can be used for recognizing gestures in applications like interactive displays and virtual reality.

Proximity Sensing: The sensor can be used in applications where detecting the presence or absence of an object in close proximity is necessary.

Measurement and Surveying: It can be employed in surveying equipment, leveling instruments, and other measurement devices.

VL53L0X Overview:

The VL53L0X is the latest product based on ST’s patented FlightSense™ technology. This is a ground-breaking technology that allows absolute distance to be measured independently 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 VL53L0X 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 and a range sensor, the VL53L0X is easy to integrate and saves OEMs long and costly optical and mechanical design optimizations.

Technical Details

  • Module type : GY-53
  • Use chip : VL53L0X + STM32
  • Power supply : 3-5v (low dropout voltage regulator)
  • Range: 2 meters (dark, long-distance mode)
  • Communication mode: Serial output, PWM output, the chip itself IIC output.

Physical Attribute

  • L X W X H(MM) : 25 X 16 X 4
  • Weight (gm) : 4

Features

  • VL53L0X 3-in-1 ranging and gesture detection sensor
  • Regulator: 5 to 2.8V range input voltage (output voltage: 2.8V)
  • VL53L0X signal interface level shifter
  • Serial Port PWM Output
  • True distance measurement independent of target size and reflectance
  • Able to function in multi-module applications
  • Small size mini-PCB
  • Breakout board, easy to integrate into the customer device
  • Allows basic gesture recognition use case.

Applications

  • User detection for personal computers/laptops/tablets and IoT (energy saving)
  • Robotics (obstacle detection)
  • White goods (hand detection in automatic faucets, soap dispensers, etc.)
  • 1D gesture recognition.
  • Laser assisted autofocus. Enhances and speeds up camera autofocus system performance, especially in difficult scenes (low light levels, low contrast) or fast-moving video mode.

Integration with Arduino

GY-53 VL53L0X Laser ToF Flight Time Ranging Sensor Module

Sample Code

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Package Includes

  • 1 x GY-53 VL53L0X Laser ToF Flight Time Ranging Sensor Module.
  • 1 x Jumper Connector (Without Soldered).

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