Take 8x8 pixel ToF sensors into your drones!

December 20, 2017 // By Julien Happich
This month, Espros Photonics is giving away five epc611 evaluation kits, worth CHF 490 (approximately 419 Euros) each for eeNews Europe's readers to win.

Aimed at helping engineers start designing with Espros' tiny 8x8 pixel Time-of-Flight (ToF) image sensor, the kit contains one epc611 ToF sensor, a wide field-of-view sensor board, reference design information and software.

The epc611 sensor, only 2.6x2.7mm in size, can operate in seven different ToF modes to be implemented in many SLAM industrial applications. A scanner built around the epc611 chip can operate as a 15m range­finder, with a range measurement accuracy in centimetre, taking up to 4,000 measurements per second. This translates to 1° resolution at a 10Hz scanner rotating speed. Being very low-power, the chip is well suited for drone flying height detection and collision avoidance. Its superior photo-sensitivity compared to conventional ToF sensors means the epc611 operates at a safe illumination power.

Espros Photonics – www.espros.com


And the winners are…

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Lucky winner is Mr B. Baskevitch from the UK. Let's wish him some interesting findings with his projects.

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