TOF Developer Conference 2020, San Francisco

January 28 – 30, 2020

Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF

TOF Developer Conference returs in San Francisco!

Running from January 28th– 30th, 2020, ESPROS invites you to the next TOF Developer Conference.
 Over the past four conferences, we have trained more than 130 engineers to successfully design TOF camera systems.
Due to the high demand, we have decided to continue our TOF Developer Conference.

Course objective

There is, at least to our knowledge, no engineering school which addresses TOF and LiDAR as an own discipline. We at ESPROS decided to fill the gap with a training program called TOF Developer Conference. The objective is to provide a solid theoretical background, a guideline to working implementations based on examples and practical work with TOF systems. Thus, the TOF Developer Conference shall become the enabler for electronics engineers (BS and MS in EE engineering) to design working TOF systems. It is ideally for engineers who are or will be, involved in the design of TOF system. We hope that our initiative helps to close the gap between the desire of TOF sensors to massively deployed TOF applications.

Course topics “PRIMER” (two day course)

TOF history; TOF principles; main parts of a TOF camera; relevant optical physics; light detection; receiver physics; noise considerations; SNR; light emission and light sources; eye safety; light power budget calculation; optics basics; optical systems and key requirements; bringing it all together;  electronics, PCB layout guidelines; power considerations; calibration and compensation; filtering computing power requirements; interference detection and suppression; artifacts and how to deal with them; practical lab experiments; Q&A; much more…

Course topics “ADVANCED” (one day course)

Advanced image quality improvement contains:
– Understanding imager performance limitations
– Understanding the influence of the illumination
– Filtering

The SIL-section contains:
– A discussion of the FMEA of a TOF camera design and it’s application
– The risk mitigation
– The hardware implementation of an example with the discussion of the TOF camera schematics in detail

Illumination optimization contains:
– Illumination requirements of real applications
– Bad examples
– Implementation concepts


  • $ 3’500.00 per person for the for the “PRIMER & ADVANCE” session (three days)
  • $ 2’000.00 per person for the “primer Session” (two days)
  • $ 1’500.00 per person for the “advanced session” (one day)


For registration or any further questions and more information, pleaes contact
Ms. Estella Copei
+41 58 411 0371

Included in the cost are: Course documentation with the book: „3D-TOF – A guideline to 3D TOF sensors that work“;  TOF>cam 635 camera with all accessories (Plug-and-Play); Coffee, snacks, lunch and dinner (all three days)