PAA5101 | Floor Tracking Sensor with Wide Surface Variety Coverage

PixArt Imaging's PAA5101 sensor is a floor-tracking X-Y motion tracking sensor that can track at any distance from 40mm to 60mm. See the notes below for common applications of this sensor as well as guides on how to bring it up.

Hello World

Import program5101_referenceCode

Reference firmware for PixArt's PAA5101 sensor and evaluation board. "Hello World" and "Library" contain the exact same files. Please import just one of the two into your mBed compiler as a new program and not as a library.

Library

Import program5101_referenceCode

Reference firmware for PixArt's PAA5101 sensor and evaluation board. "Hello World" and "Library" contain the exact same files. Please import just one of the two into your mBed compiler as a new program and not as a library.

Pinout

Notes

Setup and Evaluation

For a guide on how to setup the PAA5101 sensor with the Nordic nRF52-DK microcontroller, please visit this Wiki guide:
https://os.mbed.com/teams/PixArt/code/5101_referenceCode/wiki/Guide-for-nRF52-DK-Platform

For a guide on how to setup the PAA5101 sensor with any other microcontroller, please visit this Wiki guide:
https://os.mbed.com/teams/PixArt/code/5101_referenceCode/wiki/Guide-for-Any-Platform


Common Applications

The targeted application for this sensor is floor-tracking for robotics. The PAA5101 sensor has both an LED and a laser light source which works with different effectiveness depending on the surface that the sensor is looking at. With an algorithm that tells the sensor when to switch between LED and laser, the PAA5101 is able to track with high performance across a very wide range of surfaces.

  • Other Applications:
    There is a wide range of other possible applications for this sensor. These would typically be any type of surface tracking in the 40mm to 60mm range and could range from applications such as human-interface devices to industrial automation. If you have any questions about whether or not this sensor is right for your application, don't hesitate to shoot us an email at the address listed below.

Where to Buy

North America - WPG Americas (Distributor)
Website: http://www.wpgamericas.com/contact-us/

Taiwan and China - AIT Group (Distributor)
Website: http://www.wpgholdings.com/aitg/pline_detail/en/PixArt


Questions & Contact

Have any questions or need more support? Contact us here: sales_us@pixart.com


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