Gen 3 Single-chip QVGA ToF Sensor with Integrated IR Bandpass Filter simplifies Lens and Sensor Assembly


ByRajni Setia 0

MLX75026 Sensor from Melexis

Expanding the third generation of ToF sensors, Melexis has come up with MLX75026, a fully integrated QVGA resolution ToF sensor with an integrated IR bandpass (IRBP) filter. The integration of an infrared bandpass filter in this AEC-Q100 qualified QVGA time-of-flight sensor eliminates the need to add a separate bandpass filter, thereby simplifying the design and manufacturing while also offering more choices of IR-friendly lenses.

The automotive-grade MLX75026 sensor offers software-compatibility with other Melexis gen 3 ToF sensors. It is suitable to be used in driver monitoring system (DMS), in-cabin monitoring, gesture control, safety applications related to airbag deployment, head-up display (HUD) driver alignment and industrial applications like automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and robotics.

The high integration, small size and low power consumption of the sensor enables the design of compact and cost-effective ToF cameras for automotive, industrial and consumer applications.  The MLX75026 sensor IC has QVGA (320x240 pixels) resolution with a 1/4-inch optical format and supports 940 nm illumination. The configuration is implemented over an I2C interface and provides CSI-2 serial data output. Samples of the MLX75026 with IRBP filter are available with compact high-performance evaluation kit (EVK) to be released soon.

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