Broadcom AFBR-S50MV85G Time-of-Flight Sensor

Broadcom AFBR-S50MV85G Time-of-Flight (ToF) Sensor is a multi-pixel distance and motion measurement sensor that supports up to 3000 frames per second (fps) with up to 16 illuminated pixels. The AFBR-S50MV85G module is optimized to measure distances up to 10m and works well on white, black, and colored metallic reflective surfaces. This sensor is integrated with an 850nm laser light system and uses a single voltage supply of 5V. Broadcom AFBR-S50MV85G ToF Sensor is developed with a special focus on industrial sensing and gesture sensing applications with the need for high-speed, small size, and low power consumption. Typical applications include automation and control, security and surveillance, distance measurement, human-machine interfaces, robotics, and augmented reality.


  • Integrated 850nm laser light source
  • Between 9 to16 illuminated pixels
  • 6.2° x 6.2° field of view (FOV) (1.55° x 155°/pixel)
  • Fast measurement rates of up to 3kHz
  • Variable distance ranges up to 10m
  • Operation up to 200kLux ambient light
  • Works well on all surface conditions
  • SPI digital interface (up to 20MHz)
  • Single voltage supply 5V
  • Integrated clock source
  • Laser class 1
  • <1% accuracy
  • Drop-in compatibility within the AFBR-S50 sensor platform


  • Industrial sensors
  • Gesture sensing
  • Distance measurement
  • Robotics
  • Automation and control


  • 4.5V to 5.5V voltage supply range
  • SPI interface compatible with 3.3V
  • <25mA (typical) active current consumption
  • -20°C to 70°C operating temperature range
  • 11.3mm x 7.3mm x 7.8mm dimensions (L x W x H)
  • 0.7g weight


Published: 2019-03-01 | Updated: 2023-07-03