High-performance ToF distance measurement sensor for mobile robotics and automation applications
TeraRanger One is the most iconic optic distance sensor made by Terabee. Its Time-of-Flight technology offers a 14-meter range in a lightweight (8 grams) and low-cost design. The sensor is much faster than ultrasound, more compact than laser-based systems & less power demanding than vision-based systems. This makes the TeraRanger One ideal for fast-moving robotics and automation applications.
Last production before retirement: now €39.75 instead of €53.00
Key product features
Infrared Time-of-Flight technology
Up to 14-meter detection range
Update rate: up to 600Hz (precision mode)
Weight: 8 grams
UART / I2C / USB interface (via USB / I2C adapter set)
For simple plug & play connection to your PC or Mac an optional USB adapter is available. The USB adapter cable provides power to the sensor and data transfer to and from the sensor. It is ideal for evaluation and testing purposes and for making firmware updates to the sensor. It is also an essential item in case you require post-sales technical support.
For streaming distance data via an I2C bus with 3.3 voltage levels, an optional I2C adapter is available for reliable voltage-level-translation. The I2C Adapter for TeraRanger One also ensures compatibility with Pixhawk flight controllers.
USB Adaptor: You need it to connect to a PC. With a program like HTERM, you can see the sensor outputs and send commands to change output modes and so on. If you ever need technical support, we would be able to help you run some tests if the sensor is connected to a PC.
I2C adaptor: it is as an interface between the sensor and Pixhawk Autopilots. It also handles voltage level translation. We offer it as a more convenient way for customers to connect. Our customers often connect the TeraRanger One to the Pixhawk's Autopilot I2C bus to use it as an altimeter.
What’s the difference between TeraRanger One type A and type B?
The main difference between them is that they do not operate on the same wavelength, allowing A and B sensors to work in parallel without cross-talk. In terms of performance, the Type B sensors will be more stable in direct sunlight, and Type A sensors will be slightly more precise indoors. This is why we recommend A for indoor applications and B for outdoor applications.
Terabee has performed years of joint projects with CERN on leading-edge physics for sensor-based solutions and is the first company supported by Innogex, the French Business Incubation Centre of CERN Technologies.
This company has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 850014