Helios Flex Time of Flight (ToF) 3D Camera Bundle

Sony DepthSense IMX556 CMOS
0.3 MP 640 x 480 px
Frame Rate
30 FPS
Model SKUsWhat’s IncludedAC Power Supply Type
HLF003S-001JETUS1Helios Flex camera head, Camera adapter board (x2), FFC cable (30 cm), Power cable from camera board to Helios (30 cm), AC power supplyNorth American power supply
HLF003S-001JETEU1Helios Flex camera head, Camera adapter board (x2), FFC cable (30 cm), Power cable from camera board to Helios (30 cm), AC power supplyEuropean power supply
Please note: Nvidia AGX Xavier and Jetson TX2 Developer Kit sold separately. Visit NVIDIA for pricing and purchasing info.

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Sensor Properties
Sensor ModelSony DepthSense IMX556PLR CMOS
Shutter TypeGlobal
Sensor Size8 mm (Type 1/2″)
Resolution640 x 480 px, 0.3 MP
Pixel Size10.0 µm (H) x 10.0 µm (V)
Framerate30 FPS @ 0.3 MP (Near Mode: up to 1.5m)
15 FPS @ 0.3 MP (Far Mode: up to 6m)
Physical, Interface, and Power Information
Digital Interface4-Lane MIPI D-PHY CSI-2 (FFC)
Dimensions55 x 55 x 43.7 mm (Camera head only)
Power Consumption< 15 W
Lens MountIntegrated lens with 6mm focal length (not user changeable)
WeightCamera head: 113 g
Camera adapter board (Xavier): 15 g
Camera adapter board (TX2): 15 g
FFC cable: 3 g
Power cable: 6 g
AC power supply: 380 g
Camera Features
Exposure ControlManual, 2 settings: 250μs or 1000μs
Gain ControlManual, 2 settings: High or Low
SynchronizationSoftware trigger
Output Formats3D Point Cloud, Intensity and Confidence
Imaging Properties
Working RangesNear mode: up to 1.5m
Far mode: up to 6m
AccuracyNear Mode (0.3 – 1.5m): ± 5 mm
Far Mode (0.3 – 1.5m): ± 5 mm
               (0.3 – 6.0m): ± 10 mm
PrecisionStandard deviation less than 2mm at 1m
Lens Field of View59⁰ x 45⁰ (nominal)
Illumination4 x VCSEL laser diodes @ 850nm
Standard and Certifications
StandardGigE Vision v2.0, GenICam 3D
ComplianceRoHS, REACH, WEEE,
Eye Safety Class 1 IEC/EN 60825-1:2014
Operating Temperature-10° to 60°C
Supported Platform NVIDIA® AGX Xavier
NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2
Software SupportArena Flex SDK, C


Helios Performance Results
Interactive graphs – please hover over the points in the graph to reveal precision numbers (mm)

Near Mode (0.3 - 1.5m):± 5 mm
Far Mode (0.3 – 1.5m):
Far Mode (0.3 – 6.0m):
± 5 mm
± 10 mm
Distance (m)Near Mode (mm)Far Mode (mm)

Test Conditions:

  • Target: White paper mounted on bar attached to motion stage
  • Helios camera: mounted on tripod with front of case aligned to stage zero position
  • Camera setting: Coord3D_C16 Pixel Format, bilateral filtering OFF, 1.5m or 6m operating mode, camera warmed up for 20 minutes.
  • Imaging environment: Room light ON during testing
  • Motion stage moved in 10mm steps, for each step, record 10 x 10 pixels at image center, 32 images
  • Accuracy measured as difference between motion stage position and camera’s average measured depth over the 10 x 10 pixels region of interest


Helios Flex Camera Drawings
Helios Flex Drawings MIPI

Getting Started / Downloads

Getting Started Guide / Downloads

The Helios Flex is designed for use with the NVIDIA® AGX XAvier and TX2 NVIDIA® Jetson TX2 board and requires unique installation instructions. Specific instructions on how to setup the Helios Flex camera module can be found in the Helios section of the “Camera Technical Reference Manuals” located on the Downloads Page.

  Please note that the following requirements are necessary to complete the setup process:

  • NVIDIA Jetson TX2 (sold separately)
  • An additional Linux Host PC (Ubuntu 18.04 recommended) to flash the Jetson TX2 (sold separately)
  • Download and install Arena Flex SDK (5.2GB) (available on our Downloads Page)


The Helios Flex package includes: (1) Helios Flex camera module, (2) camera adapter board for AGX Xavier and Jetson TX2, (3) 30cm FFC cable, (4) 30cm power cable from camera board to Helios 30 cm, and (5) AC power supply. To purchase these components individually please contact our Sales team. Certain conditions apply.