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epc611/epc635/epc660 Time-of-Flight (TOF) Chips

ESPROS' chips are suitable for applications such as mobile robotics and automotive

Image of ESPROS' EPC611/EPC635/EPC660 TOF ChipsESPROS' epc635, epc660, and epc611 are fully-integrated 3D-TOF imagers with resolutions of 160 x 60 (half-QQVGA), 320 x 240 (QVGA), and 8 x 8, respectively. These system-on-chip (SoC) devices contain the complete control logic next to the CCD pixel-field to operate the device. The output of the chip is 12-bit DCS distance data per pixel which is accessible through a high-speed digital 8-bit (epc635) or 12-bit (epc660) parallel video interface. The epc611 chip is a general-purpose, monolithic photoelectric CMOS device for optical distance measurements and object detection.

A complete 3D camera can be generated with a few additional components. Depending on illumination power and optical design, a resolution in the millimeter range for distances up to dozens of meters is feasible. Up to 512 (epc635) and 158 (epc660) full-frame TOF images are delivered in rolling-mode. The extremely high sensitivity of the chip allows for a reduced illumination power and reduced overall power consumption compared to other TOF imagers. The epc635 and epc660 are based on the same technology and instruction set. An evaluation kit for these imagers is available with hardware and software examples and a comprehensive manual to speed up system integration.

Features
  • Ultra-high photo-sensitivity
  • On-chip ADC and control
  • LED/VSCEL driver integrated
  • Sunlight suppression: Up to 100 kLux
  • Extended range: +10m
  • Reduced power consumption
  • Package: ultra-small CSP
  • No companion chip needed
  • SoC
  • Unique CCD technology
  • Lower BOM part count and less cost
Applications
  • People detection and counting
  • Mobile postal parcel size measurement
  • Machine safety
  • Helicopter near terrain flight assistance
  • Car collision avoidance system
  • Pedestrian detection and braking systems
  • Body size measurement
  • General volumetric mapping
  • Man-machine interface
  • Gesture controls
  • Mobile robotics
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
  • High-speed and high-precision range finders
  • Altimeter for drones
  • Parking lot sensors
  • Cleaning robots
  • Simple gesture detection
  • Door opening and safety sensors
  • Machine controls and safety sensors

epc611/epc635/epc660 TOF Chips

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
IC TIME-OF-FLIGHTEPC611-CSP24-001IC TIME-OF-FLIGHT792 - ImmediateView Details
IC TOF IMAGER 160X60EPC635-CSP44-002IC TOF IMAGER 160X60494 - ImmediateView Details
IC TOF IMAGER 320X240EPC660-CSP68-007IC TOF IMAGER 320X240232 - ImmediateView Details

Evaluation Kits

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionVoltage - SupplyEmbeddedSupplied ContentsAvailable QuantityView Details
EPC611 EVALUATION KITEPC611 EVALUATION KITEPC611 EVALUATION KIT5V, USBYes, MCU, 32-BitBoard(s), Cable(s), Accessories8 - ImmediateView Details
EPC660 EVALUATION KIT EU & USEPC660 EVALUATION KIT EU & USEPC660 EVALUATION KIT EU & US24VYes, OtherBoard(s), Cable(s), Power Supply, Accessories3 - ImmediateView Details
Published: 2020-04-14