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TFmini Plus LiDAR Module - 12m

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Product ID: 28360
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The TFmini Plus is a short-range, time-of-flight LiDAR sensor with +/-1% accuracy over 5 m to 12 m distances, and +/-5 cm accuracy down to 10 cm.  The TFmini Plus detects a wide variety of surfaces indoors and outdoors including water, grass, snow, trees and bushes. It sports a high sampling rate up to 1000 Hz and narrow detection cone of 3.6°.  

The TFmini is designed with an IP65 enclosure for dust tight and water resistant functionality, with proven performance in high-vibration environments. The easiest interface is to use with the TFmini Plus is a UART communication protocol and 5V power. The sensor ships with convenient wire-to-board cables. If you don’t need the IP65 enclosure, consider the TFmini-S, which has the same range and sensitivity but at a lower cost.     

The TFmini Plus is an ideal choice when the Ping))) Ultrasonic Sensor or Laser Ping))) Rangefinder detection distance is too short, and the LightWare LiDAR sensors have a greater range (and price point) than your application needs. For a complete comparison of all Parallax distance detection sensors, see the Rangefinder Comparison Chart


  • Ingress protection, for operation in wet and dusty environments
  • Eye-safe LED light source
  • High refresh rate with 1 cm resolution
  • Small size fits easily into your application

Application Ideas

  • Tank Level Sensing
  • Parking Position Sensing
  • Model Aircraft Altimeter
  • Occupancy Counting
  • Security System
  • Human Machine Interface



  • Detection range: 10 cm to 12 m
  • Accuracy: ±5 cm  @< 6 m, ±1%  @> 6 m
  • Resolution: 5 mm
  • Refresh Rate: 1 to 1000 Hz
  • Ambient light immunity: 70 klux
  • Field of View: 3.6°
  • Ingress Protection: IP65
  • Voltage requirements: 5V±0.5V
  • Current requirements: 110 mA average, 140 mA peak
  • Communication: Serial, I2C
  • Dimensions: 0.73 x 1.38 x 0.83 in (18.5 x 35 x 21 mm)
  • Operating temperature range: -4 to 140 °F (-20°C to 60 °C)

Downloads & Documentation

Product Specific Downloads
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TFmini LiDAR Module C Example Code - 1.01 MB | updated: 28 Jan 2020 - 11:29 am
TFmini Plus LiDAR Module Datasheet - 947.86 KB | updated: 28 Jan 2020 - 11:18 am
TFMini LiDAR Module BlocklyProp Example Code - 213.65 KB | updated: 06 Feb 2020 - 8:23 am