pmd 3D Sensing Family
Add 3D vision
to your Robot!

Choose from the most flexible and advanced 3D Time-of-Flight product family on the market to add depth sensing and processing to your product.
  • Versatile out of the box!
    The pmd 3D Sensing Family gives you the flexibility to easily add powerful 3D vision to your product. It works out of the box and has all the tools and software you'll need to start. You profit from the great adaptability of our 3D cameras and our ecosystem. From prototyping to industrial grade mass production.

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pmd 3D Development Kit for prototyping, research, and mass production. The most flexible solution, featuring our latest Time-of-Flight image sensor for precise depth-sensing.

Powered by pmd ToF for industrial grade applications like AGVs, or the detection of volume, distance, or fill level.

Full scale 3D development platform with NXP i.MX 8M Mini processing unit and pmd ToF module & software.

United by Core Strengths


Ready for single-unit development, prototyping, and full-scale mass production.


Choose the right resolution, framerate, field-of-view, and processing stack for your product.


Hardware and software are developed for maximum compatibility and seamless integration into your product. Build your own or Plug&Play.


Proven reliability with over 20 years of experience and production know-how in depth-sensing hardware and software.

Easy Software Integration

Our product family and SDKs supports many different software frameworks and languages. Start developing with ROS 1/2, Python, OpenCV, OpenNI2, Matlab, C, DotNet, Windows, and Linux/ARM. Just to name a few.

Strong Ecosystem

A strong and global partner network of experts from the Time-of-Flight development on pixel level to mass production of industrial-grade 3D cameras.

pmd 3D Camera flexx2
Flexibility Multiplied

  • pmd flexx2
    The Depth Sensing Kit flexx2 is the peripheral, USB3-connected embodiment of a depth sensor. It features our latest 3D ToF imager with 38k pixels, flexible working ranges, frame rates, and reduced depth noise. The perfect tool for developers who want to be ahead of their time.

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Emcraft i.MX 8M Mini System-On-Module
3D Sensing meets Processing Power

  • Emcraft 3D System on Module
    The 3D starter kit by Emcraft provides a modular hardware platform enabling development of embedded ToF applications using the NXP i.MX 8M Mini SOM and a pmd ToF module. This stack presents an i.MX 8M Mini-based embedded computer with 3D vision to develop powerful applications.

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3D Cameras from ifm
Machine Vision for your Production Line

  • ifm O3R Perception Platform
    Industrial grade 3D cameras from ifm use ToF technology from pmd for autonomous navigation of robots, the detection of volume, distance or fill levels, or completeness checking. 3D cameras from ifm are built for maximum reliability & durability and offer easy integration.

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Which 3D camera is right for you?

  pmd flexx2 DevKit / OEM Emcraft System on Module ifm 3D Cameras
Version DevKit:
Encased, CE Certified,
Class 1 Laser Product
No casing, no CE Certification,
not laser certified
(must be done by end-user)
i.MX 8M Mini Quad
16 GB eMMC
ToF Module: Sunny or LiteOn
Video Processing Unit (VPU)
connects up to six 3D+2D cameras
Size 71.9 x 19.2 x 10.6 mm 18.93 x 18.6 x 5.33 mm 90 x 31 x 26 mm (camera)
180 x 30 x 125 mm (VPU)
Resolution 224 x 172 224 x 172 224 x 172 (3D)
1280 x 800 (2D)
ToF Sensor IRS2381C Infineon® REAL3™ 3D Image Sensor LiteOn: IRS1645C Infineon® REAL3™ 3D Sensor
Sunny: IRS2381C Infineon® REAL3™ 3D Sensor
Illumination 940nm 1 Watt VCSEL (LC1) 940nm 1 Watt VCSEL (LC1) 940nm 1 Watt VCSEL (LC1)
Framerate Up to 60fps (3D frames) Up to 60fps (3D frames) 20fps (2D and 3D frames)
Field-of-View 56 x 44 FOV
LiteOn: 105 x 85 FOV
Sunny: 60 x 40 FOV
105 x 78 3D FOV
128 x 80 2D FOV

Range 0.1m - 4m 0.1m - 4m 0.1 - 4m
Interface USB3 Type-C Camera interfaces i.MX 8M Mini via 2-lane MIPI-CSI2 and I2C VPU: CAN, 2x 1GB Ethernet; GIGE, USB3.0; USBmini
IP Class - - IP54 (camera)
IP50 (VPU)
Accuracy <= 1% of distance (0.5 –4m @ 5fps)
<= 2% of distance (0.1 –1m @ 45fps)
<= 1% of distance (0.5 –3m @ 5fps)
<= 2% of distance (0.1 –1m @60 fps)
Software Royale SDK C/C++ based
supports Matlab,
ROS 1+2
OpenEmbedded Linux OS running Royale SDK,
C/C++ based,
ROS 1 support available
ROS 1+2

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