ams’ TMF8801 Enables Laser Detection Auto-Focus for a Smartphone Camera

October 8, 2019 Alix Paultre

ams released a small integrated module for direct time-of-flight (ToF) distance measurement providing accurate measurements from 2cm up to 2.5m, in a package more than 30 percent smaller than legacy ToF sensors. The TMF8801 direct ToF sensor has an integrated VCSEL infrared emitter, multiple SPAD (single photon avalanche photo-diode) light detectors, time-to-digital converter, and on-chip microcontroller for processing histograms. The TMF8801 is housed in a 2.2mm x 3.6mm x 1.0mm package and is $2.89 in order quantities of 5,000 pieces. 

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