The MLX75026 delivers twice the performances of the previous generation of ToF sensors in terms of quantum efficiency and distance accuracy. In addition, the MLX75026 offers software-compatibility with the MLX75027 Gen 3 VGA ToF sensor, facilitating migration between VGA and QVGA resolutions. The sensor is half the size and requires only 30 percent of the computing power needed by the MLX75027 VGA ToF sensor.
The sensor is intended for automotive use cases such as driver monitoring systems (DMS), hand movement and gesture recognition and for in-cabin monitoring systems. The device is also targeting other markets and applications for which QVGA resolution is adequate, including people counting and object/obstacle detection.
MLX75026 has QVGA (320x240 pixels) resolution with a 1/4 inch optical format and supports both 850 nm and 940 nm illumination. The IC is configurable over an I2C interface and provides CSI-2 serial data output.
Samples of the MLX75026 are available now, and the evaluation kit in November 2020.
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