TFmini-S Lidar Ranging Sensor

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Built on the Time of Flight (ToF) principle, this sensor provides great accuracy and reliability in distance measurement, with a maximum ranging distance of 12 meters, it offers the capability to accurately measure distances across a good range. The sensor has a very useful high frame rate, which can achieve up to a 1000Hz output frequency. This high-speed data capture allows the sensor to effectively capture rapidly changing environments, making it a perfect fit for real-time applications that demand dynamic responsiveness. Despite its impressive performance, the sensor maintains remarkable energy efficiency, consuming less than 0.7W of power.

The compact design of the sensor is complemented by a minimal detection blind area, measuring less than 10cm. This attribute ensures that objects in close proximity are accurately detected. It supports both UART and I2C interfaces, and with this compatibility enables seamless integration with a wide array of controller boards, including popular platforms like Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Pico, ESP32, and Arduino.

This versatile sensor is great for use with a variety of projects and applications, including robotics, automation, obstacle avoidance, and distance measurement!

Features

  • Compact structure
  • Lightweight
  • Low-power consumption
  • High frame rate (up to 1000Hz output frequency)
  • 12m Ranging Distance
  • Easy Integration

Specifications

Performance
Ranging Distance 0.1~12.0m @90% reflectivity (Indoor 0klux)
0.1~7.0m @10% reflectivity (Indoor 0klux)
0.1~12.0m @90% reflectivity (Outdoor 70klux)
0.1~7.0m @10% reflectivity (Outdoor 70klux)
Frame Rate UART: 1~1000Hz (adjustable, default 100Hz)
I2C: 1~100Hz (adjustable)
Distance Resolution 1cm
Operating Temperature 0-60°C
Accuracy  ±6cm@(0.1~6m)
±1%@(6~12m)
Ambient Light Tolerance 70 Klux
Optical Parameters
Light Source VCSEL
Eye Safety  Class1 (EN60825)
Central Wavelength  850nm
Field of View
Electrical Parameters
Power Supply 5V±0.1V
Power ≤0.7W
Communication Level LVTTL (3.3V)
Average Current ≤140mA
Peak Current  200mA
Communication Interface UART, I2C, I/O
Other
Dimensions 42 x 15 x 16mm
Storage Temperature -20 - 75°C
Cable Length  10cm
Case Material  ABS/PC
Weight 5g±0.3g

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Pinout

Number Colour Function Description
1 Black GND Ground
2 Red +5V Power Input
3 White RXD/SDA UART RX / I2C Data
4 Green TXD/SCL UART TX / I2C Clock

Package Contents

  • 1x TFmini-S LiDAR Range Sensor 
  • 1x 4-Pin Male Cable
  • 1x 4-Pin Cable

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