STMicroelectronics Time of Flight Proximity Sensor in the Apple iPhone 7 Plus

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A look inside the Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) from STMicroelectronics entering the high-end Apple handset.



  • Detailed photos
  • Material analysis
  • Precise measurements
  • Manufacturing process flow
  • Supply chain evaluation
  • Manufacturing cost analysis
  • Estimated sales price
  • Comparison within STMicroelectronics’ time-of-flight portfolio:
    – Previous generations: VL6180X and VL53L0X
    – Functions and SPAD evolution

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