Melexis is a world leader in advanced sensor devices and technologies. With its physical 307k pixel spatial resolution, the MLX75027RTI VGA resolution time-of-flight (ToF) sensor is aimed at inclusion in safety critical systems where ASIL or SIL certification is required. Key use cases for this sensor are dynamic airbag suppression (so that airbags are not deployed unnecessarily), driver attention monitoring, and close-range exterior LiDAR. It can also be employed to provide safety perimeters for industrial cameras, for supporting the control of robots’ movements and for enabling more advanced machine vision. 

The new MLX75027 is available in both automotive and industrial variants. The MLX75027RTI is designed for automotive usage and features a –40˚C to +105˚C temperature range, while the MLX75027STI is for industrial applications with a –20˚C to +85˚C temperature range. Another important feature of the MLX75027 family is its proven sunlight robustness, meaning the signal quality is not affected by the external environment.