News | January 30, 2019

SPAD Arrays For Flash LiDAR

Source: Laser Components USA, Inc.
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SPAD Arrays For Flash LiDAR

Bedford, NH: LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, introduces the SPAD2L192, a solid-state CMOS sensor for Flash LiDAR applications. With a resolution of 192 x 2 pixels, the single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) array offers very high sensitivity and high temporal resolution. The noise is below 50 cps. The in-pixel time-to-digital converter, which features a temporal resolution of 312.5 ps and a scale value of 1.28 μs, enables a nominal range of up to 192 m at a resolution of 4.7 cm. The distance measurement is based on the first-photon, direct ToF principle.
The arrays in Flash LiDAR applications do not capture just one point like they do in classic LiDAR. Each individual pixel provides position information. In the SPAD array presented here, the sensor and evaluation electronics have been mounted on the same chip for the first time, thus the array takes up very little space.

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LASER COMPONENTS specializes in the development, manufacture, and sale of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry. At LASER COMPONENTS, we have been serving customers since 1982 with sales branches in five different countries. We have been producing in house since 1986 with production facilities in Germany, Canada, and the United States. In-house production makes up approximately half of our sales revenue. A family-run business, we have more than 220 employees worldwide.

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SOURCE: Laser Components USA