LaserPING 2m Rangefinder

Product Code:
28041
£44.06 £36.72

The LaserPING 2m Rangefinder provides an easy method of distance measurement. This near-infrared, time-of-flight (TOF) sensor is ideal for taking measurements between moving or stationary objects.

A single I/O pin is used to both query the LaserPING sensor for its latest distance measurement, and to read the reply.

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LaserPING 2m Rangefinder

The LaserPING 2m Rangefinder can be used with nearly any microcontroller, utilizing its PWM mode or optional serial mode.   It is designed to be circuit- and code-compatible with the PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor (#28015), making applications adaptable where different environmental conditions need to be considered.  Measurements can even be taken through an acrylic window to protect the sensor; see the product guide for material selection guidelines.

The sensor’s built-in co-processor ensures the right logic levels. Its I/O connections operate at the same voltage supplied to the VIN pin, for compatibility with 3.3V and 5V microcontrollers.

Features

  • Non-contact distance measurement with a 2 –200 cm range
  • Factory pre-calibrated for accuracy with 1 mm resolution
  • Eye-safe invisible near-infrared (IR) illumination using a class 1 laser emitter
  • Reverse polarity protection if VIN and GND are accidentally swapped
  • Onboard microprocessor handles complex sensor code
  • Compatible with 3.3V and 5V microcontrollers
  • Breadboard-friendly 3-pin SIP form-factor with mounting hole

Specification

  • Laser: 850 nm VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser)
  • Range:  2–200 cm
  • Resolution: 1 mm
  • Typical refresh rate: 15 Hz PWM mode, 22 Hz serial mode
  • Power requirements: +3.3V DC to +5 VDC; 25 mA
  • Communication: PWM (idle low) or serial 9600 baud (idle high); logic level = VIN
  • Operating temperature:  +14 to +140 °F (-10 to +60 °C)
  • Laser eye safety: near-infrared Class 1 laser product
  • Field of illumination: 23° degrees
  • Field of view: 55° degrees
  • Form factor: 3-pin male header with 0.1" spacing
  • PCB dimensions: 22 x 16 mm
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Features:

  • Provides precise, non-contact distance measurements within a 2 cm to 3 m range
  • Simple pulse in/pulse out communication
  • Burst indicator LED shows measurement in progress
  • 20 mA power cosumption
  • Narrow acceptance angle
  • 3-pin header makes it easy to connect using a servo extension cable, no soldering required

Key Specifications:

  • Power requirements: +5 VDC
  • Communication:Positive TTL pulse
  • Dimensions: 0.81 x 1.8 x 0.6 in (22 x 46 x 16 mm)
  • Operating temp range: +32 to +158 °F (0 to +70 °C)
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