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ST adds devkit for ToF/ambient light sensor Having given LG Electronics early access to its VL6180X infrared time-of-flight optical range finding module over the last year, STMicroelectronics has put the part on general sale at a price of $2.50 and now provides a development kit. The part was first launched by ST in February 2013 (see IR time-of-flight proximity sensor opens up new smartphone user interactions). Since then ST has been supplying the part to LG for use in its G3 smartphone to assist with autofocus. ST is now promoting the part more generally for use in mobile phones, consumer white goods and industrial applications. The part provides infrared 850nm wavelength optical range finding up to 10cm, which can be useful for enhancing autofocus and gesture recognition as well as an ambient light sensor. The range sensor and ambient light sensor use single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD) technology. The VL6180X module is offered in a compact 4.8x2.8x1.0mm optical LGA12 package The module provides an I2C interface for host control and reading ranging or ambient light level results, as well as two programmable GPIO pins. STMicroelectronics www.st.com 1.35 Mpixel CMOS image sensor for driver assistance & driverless cars This automotive image sensor combines image quality with ASIL-ready support functions that will be required for future development of autonomous vehicles, providing imaging in moonless night conditions down to 0.005 lux (SNR1 illuminance); 125dB HDR output without additional ISP chip; reduced flicker effect of pulsing LED lights; and self-testing ASIL support functions for emerging safety systems. Melexis’ 3rd generation of automotive image sensors, the MLX75421 Blackbird, is an automotive grade, high dynamic range (HDR) image sensor with an extensive set of on-chip functional safety (ASIL) support functions. It has been architected for automotive safety applications such as automatic emergency braking (AEB), electronic mirrors/camera monitor systems (CMS) and autonomous evasive steering. With a resolution of 1344x1008 pixels, the sensor has a 1/3-in. optical format. It features a 4 stabilised-kneepoint HDR response curve which provides up to 125 dB of HDR inside every frame. The HDR full frame rate is 45 fps, while 60fps can be achieved when capturing image data from 800 rows. Melexis www.melexis.com A new vision for wound components The wound components you have been looking for are here and available to meet your precise specifications, in just 4 weeks. With the flexibility to suit your changing volume requirements, however fast they happen. It’s a vision of the future, that’s happening now. Precision brand wound components Manufactured for speed, quality, flexibility and value Samples available in just 14 days For more information please visit our website. 4-week delivery Rapid volume adjustment easily accommodated Visit us at Electronica in Hall B2, Stand 144 www.precision-range.com 48 Electronic Engineering Times Europe November 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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