VL53L0 Breakout

VL53L0X is a new generation Time-of-Flight laser-ranging module housed in the smallest package on the market today setting a new benchmark in ranging performance levels.

VL53L0X can measure absolute distances up to 2m, independent of target reflectance in less than 30ms. The VL53L0X is based on Time-of-Flight principle coupled with a leading-edge SPAD (Single Photon Avalanche Diodes) array and implementing ST’s second generation FlightSenseTM patented technology.

The VL53L0X’s 940nm VCSEL emitter (Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser), is totally invisible to the human eye and when coupled with physical Infrared filters enables longer ranging distance, higher immunity to ambient light and better robustness to cover-glass optical cross-talk.

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Key Features

  • Fully integrated miniature module
  • 940nm Laser VCSEL
  • VCSEL driver
  • Ranging sensor with advanced embedded microcontroller
  • 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.0mm
  • Fast, accurate distance ranging
  • Measures absolute range up to 2m
  • Reported range is independent of the target reflectance
  • Operates in high IR ambient light levels
  • Advanced embedded optical cross-talk compensation to simplify cover glass selection
  • Eye safe
  • Class 1 laser device compliant with latest standard IEC 60825-1:2014 - 3rd edition
  • Easy integration
  • Single reflowable component
  • No additional optics
  • Single power supply
  • I2C interface for device control and data transfer
  • Xshutdown (Reset) and interrupt GPIO


Breakout Board


  • Can run from 2.2V to 5.5V,
  • Exposes i2c interface
  • Pin-out compatible with Arduino