Sunday, July 21, 2019

ToF News: Broadcom, Renesas, Opnous

ToF market becomes rather crowded. Many companies enter it anticipating a fast growth.

Broadcom AFBR-S50MV85G is APD pixel-based distance and motion measurement ToF sensor. It supports up to 3000 frames per second with up to 16 illuminated pixels. The sensor is aimed to industrial applications and gesture sensing and is said to have best-in-class ambient light suppression of up to 200k Lux. So, the use in outside environments should not be a problem.

  • Integrated 850 nm laser light source
  • Between 7-16 illuminated pixels
  • FoV of up to 12.4°x 6.2°
  • Very fast measurement rates of up to 3 kHz
  • Variable distance range up to 10m
  • Operation up to 200k Lux ambient light
  • Works well on all surface conditions
  • Laser Class 1 eye safe ready
  • Accuracy better than 1%
  • Drop-in compatible within the AFBR-S50 sensor platform

Renesas ISL29501 (Intersil) ToF processor external emitter and detector. The sensor operates on i-ToF in-phase/out-phase priciple:

Shanghai, China-based Opnous offers a number of ToF sensors with different resolutions:


  1. It is well known Opnous licensed ToF sensor from Brookman technology in Japan. OPN worked as IDH based on Shizuoka's technology.

    1. Thanks. What about Silicon Integrated ToF sensors? Are they based on Brookman technology too?

  2. Silicon Integrated don't have a TOF sensor other than just annoucement.


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