Highlights

  • Developed to meet the automotive industry’s stringent requirements
  • Supports multiple LiDAR architectures, including flash and hybrid-flash designs
  • Signal acquisition and pre-processing with >1 billion samples per second
  • Parallel acquisition mode: multi-SoC combined and synched to increase acquisition channels and FoV
  • Designed for functional safety (ISO-26262 ASIL-B)
  • Automotive-grade (AEC-Q100)

The Versatile SoC at the Core of the LiDAR Platform

LeddarCore LCA2 SoC is a multi-channel LiDAR control and acquisition system-on-chip that enables sensor manufacturers developing their own signal processing software to design LiDAR solutions that meet the specific requirements of various applications by providing the core LiDAR functions they need in a highly integrated SoC.

With its ability to support various types of designs and components, including many options for light sources and wavelengths, photodetectors, illumination and beam steering methods, the LCA2 SoC enables and enhances multiple types of solid-state LiDARs, including flash and hybrid-flash configurations.

The Fastest, Safest Path to Market

Leveraging affordable, readily available technologies, the LCA2 SoC shortens development cycles and accelerates the path to high-volume manufacturing to meet the expected ramp-up of mass-market demand.

Patented Automotive-Grade Technology

Developed to meet the automotive industry’s stringent requirements, the Leddarcore SoCs allow customers to design and mass-produce solid-state LiDARs that meet functional safety (ISO-26262 ASIL-B) and reliability (AEC-Q100) requirements. The LCA2 SoC integrates proprietary signal acquisition and digitization algorithms which enhance LiDAR’s detection range and robustness for optimized performance-to-cost ratios.

CES 2018 Awards Honoree

The first solid-state 3D LiDAR SoC in the industry, the LCA2 was named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree in two categories. Read the Press Release

LCA2 SoC Applications

The LCA2 SoC allows for the design and production of a variety of highly optimized short/medium-range LiDARs for automotive and mobility applications:

  • ADAS and autonomous driving
  • Autonomous shuttles
  • Autonomous delivery vehicles
  • Industrial sensing
  • Mobile robotics

 

Related Information

LeddarCore LCA2 SoC Data Sheet

DATA SHEET – The detailed LeddarCore LCA2 SoC Data Sheet provides information on the characteristics, features and specifications of the 2D/3D LiDAR Data Acquisition and Processing SoC.

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LeddarEngine LCA2 Evaluation Board

SPEC SHEET – The evaluation kit allows LiDAR developers to discover and test the LeddarCore LCA2 SoC’s data acquisition and processing features and to build their own LiDAR design around the LeddarEngine LCA2.

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LeddarCore LCA2 SoC Basic Configuration

APPLICATION NOTE – This document describes a typical fundamental application configuration sequence for the LeddarCore LCA2 SoC that is applicable to multiple LiDAR applications. The Application Note includes code examples with register settings and calculation examples for basic configurations of the LCA2 SoC.

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LeddarCore LCA2 Power Supply Design and Sequencing

APPLICATION NOTE/DEVELOPER GUIDE – The LeddarCore LCA2 SoC requires several different supply rails. The power rails are divided between the digital and analog domains. Some of these supplies have rather specific noise and filtering requirements. The LCA2 also requires these power supplies to be sequenced in a defined order to ensure the correct operation and to prevent damage or accelerated wear. This Developer Guide outlines the details of a successful power supply implementation.

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How Wavelength Impacts LiDAR Performance

TECHNICAL NOTE – This Note explains the role of wavelength in LiDAR and how wavelength impacts range, laser power and signal-to-noise ratio, revisit some fundamental physics concepts, followed by an explanation of wavelength, range and eye safety. It then details key factors that impact range and solutions to increase LiDAR range.

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