Benewake TFmini-S LIDAR Distance Sensor 12m UART

₹4,299.00 ₹ 3643.22 + 655.78 GST
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This is a mid-range Single Point Lidar Sensor that can sense obstacles up to 12m with a resolution of 1cm. It comes with UART Output and can be directly connected to Microcontrollers and PLC. 

Lidar stands for “Light Detection and Ranging.” It is an active remote sensing technology, that measures the time it takes for each laser pulse to bounce back from an obstacle to calculate the distance.

TFmini-S is a single-point ranging LiDAR based on the ToF (time of flight) principle. It is designed for level detection, with a 40m detection range and cm-level detection accuracy. The sensor manages the distance calculation and directly outputs the readings through UART. The host microcontroller can read the distance value with no processing required. This makes it plug and play, easy and simple to integrate with existing systems. In addition, the product itself has higher distance measurement accuracy with the blind zone shortened to 10cm, It can work in different outdoor environments such as strong light, different temperatures, and different reflectances. 

The sensor is capable of outputting up to 1000 reading per second. It can detect points up to 40m with an accuracy of 1%. The sensor comes with a narrow FoV of 3°.

It operates on 5V and can connect to a microcontroller, PLC, computer through UART interface. Please go through the development manual under the Technical Details Tab for the detailed commands and responses by the sensor.

Benewake also provides a GUI software to test and use the sensor. The software can display live sensor reading, log readings and also debug messages. Use this software as a plug and play option to test and evaluate the sensor for your application.


  • Operating Voltage: 5V DC
  • Communication: UART (suitable for upto 2m cables. Use model with CAN/other output for longer distance), I2C and Digital IO
  • Distance range up to 12 meters
  • Has higher Accuracy of up to 1cm resolution
  • High frame rate of 1000Hz (upto 1000 readings every second)
  • Narrow FoV of 2° suitable for point detection
  • Low power consumption
  • Wide range of temperature adaptation and voltage input.
  • Light weight <=5g, suitable for scenarios with strict load requirements
  • Low power consumption,≤0.7W, suitable for battery-powered or low power consumption scenarios
  • Wide operating range 0.1-12m 
  • Small size 42mm*15mm*16mm easy to install and integrate
  • Low-cost ranging LiDAR module


  • Surveillance: Pedestrian detection
  • Vehicle detection: LPR(License Plate Recognition)trigger
  • Intelligent barrier gate: Parking charging, etc.
  • Altimeter: Drone
  • Can be used along with microcontroller/PLC/Computer to detect obstacle at high speeds
  • Industrial Distance Sensing Applications
  • Agriculture Applications - Soil Level, Perimeter Security, Tank level, etc
  • Construction
  • Robot navigation and obstacle avoidance
  • Navigation and obstacle avoidance of home robots/ robot vacuum cleaners
  • Industrial Production/ Assembling Line Detection
  • Robot Obstacle avoidance, edge avoidance, etc
  • UAV Anti-collision, Auto landing, Height fixing / Distance keeping, Terrain following/mapping
  • Tank Level Measurement
  • Intelligent parking detection
  • Crane safety operations
  • Vehicle position sensing
  • Vehicle detection for barrier gate control
  • Auxiliary focus
  • Elevator projection
  • Intelligent traffic
  • Intelligent parking lots
  • Material level monitoring
  • Vehicle detection for barrier gate control.
  • Robots outdoor obstacle avoidance.
  • Vehicle position sensing.

Package Includes:

1 x TFmini-s LiDAR Distance Sensor with Cable

The pictures shown here are for illustration purposes only.

Schematics of ToF Principle:

Schematics of ToF Principle

generic application

More Information
Technical Details


Parameter Description
Model TFmini-S
Frame Rate 1-1000Hz
Distance Range 0.1-12m
Field of View (Fov)
Operating Temperature 0℃~ 60 ℃
Communication Interface UART


TFmini-S Dimensions

Communication Interface:

TFmini-s Communication Interface

Max Range (m)12m
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