Semtech Collaborates with Intel to Develop LiDAR Technology
May 20, 2021
Semtech Corporation announced a collaboration with Intel to develop optical semiconductor platforms for Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR).
The collaboration between Intel RealSense technology and Semtech's Signal Integrity Products Group has focused on enabling the L515 camera to work in very low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) environments. The TIAs feature low input referred noise (IRN), which in turn allows the L515 to be a power-efficient, high-accuracy LiDAR system at a high resolution of up to 23 million depth points per second.
The L515 leverages the Semtech TIA's high bandwidth to deliver high-precision depth and less than 16mm error at max operating range. Coupled with high frequency laser modulation, the L515 demonstrates the capability to sense small objects as small as 7mm diameter 1m away (1).
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(1). Tested at Intel labs on 80% reflective , 7mm diameter cylinder with 7mm height, using L515 XGA resolution.