Depth Sensing Technology
LiDAR (light detection and ranging) is the sensing of depth using laser light. The laser light is scanned across an object, and the difference in the time of flight between the transmitted and the reflected light provides a map of depth points.
A LiDAR depth camera utilizes a LiDAR system to scan the scene. It outputs a point cloud representing the distance between the camera and every object in the field of view. LiDAR depth cameras have a variety of applications including:
Semtech’s programmable laser drivers and transimpedence amplifiers (TIAs) are suited for Time of Flight (ToF) LiDAR systems. These devices achieve new levels of high resolution and range in LiDAR systems by optimizing bandwidth, noise and power configurations.
Intel® developed the world’s smallest and most power efficient high-resolution LiDAR depth camera that integrates Semtech’s laser driver and TIA technology to provide a unique method of depth sensing. The Intel® RealSense™ LiDAR Camera L515 demonstrates a new level of high resolution, range and accuracy implemented in a compact, low power optical module found within the camera.
This Intel LiDAR depth camera is supported with a range of development tools, software and hardware. For further information and ordering, please see the Intel website.
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