Sampling now and in volume production at TSMC, the chip can either be used as an 8x8 pixel imager for simple gesture recognition, door protection, or presence detection near machines, or as a fast range finder for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) applications with rotating sensors. This would be the case for vacuum cleaners, autonomous ground vehicles and robots that need to extract 3D information from one plane to navigate. A scanner built around the epc611 chip could operate as 15m rangefinder, with a range measurement accuracy in centimetre, taking up to 4,000 measurements per second. This acquisition speed allows a scanner rotating speed of 10Hz and while achieving a 1° resolution. The chip draws very little power and is inexpensive to design-in, claims the manufacturer.
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