Intersil Releases Time-of-Flight Integrated Circuit

Intersil Releases Time-of-Flight Integrated Circuit

Intersil Corporation, a provider of power management and precision analog solutions, has introduced a ToF (time-of-flight) signal processing IC (integrated circuit) that provides a complete object detection and distance measurement solution. The ISL29501 ToF offers ultra-small size, low power consumption and connectivity for such applications as Internet of Things devices, consumer mobiles and commercial drones.

The IC, according to Intersil, overcomes the challenges of traditional amplitude-based proximity sensors and other ToF that perform poorly in lighting conditions above 2,000 lux, or cannot always provide distance information. It also has an on-chip emitter DAC with programmable current up to 255mA and desired level selection for the infrared laser. This technology also uses the company’s power management expertise to save power and extend battery life, a press release states.

“Prior to Intersil’s time-of-flight technology breakthrough, there was no practical way to measure distance up to two meters in a small form factor,” said Andrew Cowell, senior vice president of Mobile Power Products at Intersil. “The innovative ISL29501 provides customers a cost-effective, small footprint solution that also gives them the flexibility to use multiple devices to increase the field of view to a full 360 degrees for enhanced object detection capabilities.”

For more information, visit Intersil.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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