See the Road in a Whole New Light

With the deployment of active safety systems ramping up in production vehicles, the higher levels of autonomous driving (SAE L4 and L5) are moving towards real-world deployments. Accordingly, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need reliable access to large volumes of automotive-grade solid-state LiDARs (SSLs) that meet their specific cost-performance ratios and high quality standards. LeddarTech addresses this need with its exclusive Leddar technology and one-of-a-kind business model. Through its LiDAR development platform, LeddarTech provides the automotive industry with the key technology enablers needed to develop and produce differentiated SSL solutions tailored to the specific requirements of target applications. The Leddar Engine, which combines LeddarCore system-on-chip (SoC) designs with patented Leddar digital signal processing software, sets a new standard for highly integrated, customizable SSL solutions that are optimized for mass deployment.

100% Field-of-View Surface Coverage

The Segment Cloud Advantage

Our 3D flash and hybrid flash LiDAR solutions illuminate the entire surface of the object in the field of view, which is then captured in segments by the sensor detector arrays. This produces ten times more surface coverage than that obtained using advanced single-point scanning solutions. In addition, the patented LeddarSP signal acquisition and processing generates a cleaner signal enabling lower detection thresholds. This in turn provides significantly increased range and sensitivity that translates into superior long-range object recognition, tracking and classification using up to five times less data than other methods.

A Different Business Model

  • Highly integrated SoC and digital signal processing software provide the best SSL cost-performance ratio
  • Supports the development of differentiated LiDAR offerings tailored to specific applications
  • Enables fast, efficient and flexible integration
  • Optimal 360-degree cocoon with multiple SSL configurations possible
  • Leverages LeddarTech’s deep expertise in delivering reference designs, sample modules and engineering services
  • Supported by the Leddar Ecosystem of suppliers and partners

The Leddar Development PlatformLighting Your Path to SSL Solutions

 

1. The Leddar Engine

LeddarTech provides Tier-1 manufacturers and integrators with a versatile LiDAR development platform based on an exclusive line of LeddarCore SoCs and our LeddarSP digital signal processing software. This powerful combo is the core of the Leddar Engine, which can be used to build a variety of highly optimized automotive-grade SSL sensors that provide long-range vehicle and pedestrian detection capabilities in compact, cost-effective designs that can be rapidly manufactured in high volumes.

LeddarCore LCA2

  • 800-million samples per second
  • Up to 1400 waveforms per second
  • Supports flash illumination
  • Ideal for low- to medium-range applications

Engineering samples: available now
Production units: 2019

LeddarCore LCA3

  • 1.3-billion samples per second
  • Up to 245,000 waveforms per second
  • Supports flash and MEMS beam steering
  • Supports medium- to high-range applications

Engineering samples: fourth quarter of 2018
Production units: 2020

2. Reference Designs

With over a decade’s experience in developing SSL sensor modules, LeddarTech provides its automotive clients with extensive LiDAR reference design expertise. Our engineering teams develop and deliver customized reference designs tailored to the exacting requirements of each client and target application. This facilitates the development process of LiDAR systems based on the LeddarCore platform and allows for faster time-to-market.

3D Flash Designs

The compact, robust flash SSL modules based on the LeddarCore platform leverage wide-beam illumination that covers the entire field of view with high-performance detector arrays to deliver comprehensive segment cloud data without the use of any moving parts.

LCA2 3D Flash

  • Segments: up to 32 x 8
  • Range: up to 175 m (vehicles) and 50 m (pedestrians)

LCA3 3D Flash Long-Range

  • Segments: up to 64 x 16
  • Range: up to 300 m (vehicles) and 100 m (pedestrians)

3D Hybrid Flash Designs

Hybrid flash SSL designs combine wide-beam flash illumination with MEMS beam steering and high-performance photodetectors to deliver high resolution over long ranges.

LCA3 3D Solid-State Scanning 

  • Segments: up to 256 x 64
  • Range: up to 350 m (vehicles) and 200 m (pedestrians)

3. LiDAR Sample Modules

During the development process, our clients can arrange to have complete, customized LiDAR sample modules built and delivered directly to their premises from our production facility. This option gives automotive clients access to the first LiDAR sample modules of their LeddarCore implementation for faster testing, proof-of-concept and application development cycles.

4. Engineering Services

The LeddarCore platform also provides access to a complete team of skilled LiDAR engineers and specialists who will support you at all stages of the development process. Customized engineering services are an integral part of our business model aimed at ensuring the efficiency and success of your project, as well as the satisfaction of your LiDAR clients.

5. Leddar Ecosystem


Comprised of world-class technology leaders, the Leddar Ecosystem provides automotive Tier-1 suppliers and developers with various prequalified components, software, systems and other solutions for use in the design of automotive-grade LiDAR solutions based on LeddarCore SoCs.

 

  • LiDAR SENSORS
    • Opto-Electronic Components
    • Microprocessors
    • Operating Systems
    • SoCs
  • Sensor Washing System
  • Engineering Services
  • Software / Middleware
  • Simulation Tools
  • Integrator
  • Associations

FeaturedAutomotive Applications

Passenger Cars

LeddarTech LiDAR solutions enable active safety systems and semi-autonomous capabilities in mass-market passenger vehicles, paving the way toward fully autonomous driving. Various configurations of automotive-grade SSLs based on LeddarCore SoCs can be produced by Tier-1 vendors in high volumes at very competitive prices to supply OEMs with a LiDAR sensor suite tailored to their specific applications.

 

Robo-Taxis

For reliable 360-degree perception and redundancy, fully autonomous robo-taxis (SAE levels 4 to 5) require a comprehensive suite of LiDAR sensors, in addition to radars and cameras. Leddar-based SSLs are offered in a full range of LiDAR solutions that complement or replace mechanical scanners while delivering a complete, 360-degree perceptual cocoon around the vehicle.

Large Vehicles

Large vehicles used for the transportation of people, goods and materials spend most of their useful lives on the road. These vehicles will greatly benefit from enhanced safety systems and automation solutions. The Leddar Development Platform is used to design SSL solutions that fit the specific requirements of larger vehicles produced in high volumes (e.g., buses, semitrailers and trucks) for applications ranging from active safety to platooning.

 

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