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-001TX2US1Helios Flex camera head, Camera adapter board, FFC cable (30 cm), Power cable from camera board to Helios (30 cm), AC power supplyNorth American power supply
HLF003S-001TX2EU1Helios Flex camera head, Camera adapter board, FFC cable (30 cm), Power cable from camera board to Helios (30 cm), AC power supplyEuropean power supply
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Preliminary Specifications

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: 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
AccuracyLess than 5mm (0.3m to 1.5m)
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
ComplianceCE, FCC, RoHS, REACH, WEEE,
Eye Safety Class 1 IEC/EN 60825-1:2014
Operating Temperature-10° to 60°C
Supported PlatformNVIDIA® Jetson™ TX2
Software SupportArena Flex SDK (coming soon), C++, C, C#, Python


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 - 6m):± 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

For camera setup please visit our Getting Started Guide for LUCID cameras. This page covers how to:
  • Connect your camera for the first time
  • Download and install Arena SDK or 3rd party software
  • Enable Jumbo Frames on the Host PC and Camera
  • Assign camera IP address
  • Update camera firmware


Visit our Downloads Page for access to:
  • Arena SDK (Arena View, APIs, Examples)
  • 3D CAD drawings (.step files)
  • Camera firmware files
  • Technical Documentation


Tripod adapters, lenses, cables, and Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Ethernet injectors / interface cards are sold separately. Please note that Ethernet ports on most consumer motherboards and laptops do not support PoE. Visit our Accessories page for complete details on all accessories.