XLRator Highlights

  • Powerful, flexible LiDAR development solutions
  • Auto-grade components and reference design facilitate path to certification
  • Based on LeddarEngine SoC and signal processing
  • Integrates LeddarSteer solid-state beam steering, providing high resolution and extended FoV
  • Supported by Leddar™ Ecosystem partners
  • Reduces development and time-to-market by up to 2 years

XLRator Development Kit

The XLRator Development Kit is a modular, complete LiDAR sensor demonstrator kit that allows LiDAR developers to demonstrate, evaluate and test key components from leading technology providers towards automotive LiDAR designs. This development kit accelerates and reduces costs of automotive LiDAR development by:

  • Providing a complete and flexible development environment around LeddarEngine and LeddarSteer
  • Making sure key components used are or have a path to automotive grade
  • Facilitating component evaluation via modular design
  • Providing design documentation as an example of implementation
  • Accelerating path to certification with automotive-grade components and reference design

Developers can integrate any subsystem (laser, sensor, steering device, etc.) and use the API to create control drivers to assemble state-of-the-art LiDAR designs using the included acquisition management and signal processing algorithms.

XLRator Automotive Reference Design

LiDAR XLRator reference design

The XLRator Automotive Reference Design is a compact, automotive-grade version of the XLRator Development Kit demonstrating its capabilities and performance. This LiDAR proof of concept integrates automotive-grade components in an automotive form factor, achieving key ADAS/AD performance with a focus on integration and reliability. The XLRator reference design accelerates development and reduces costs for automotive LiDAR developers and system integrators by:

  • Providing an automotive reference design implementation based on leading technologies
  • Demonstrating the concrete integration of key component offering in a fully optimized system
  • Allowing for rapid evaluation and test driving of the LiDAR solution
  • Enabling real-life data collection and performance benchmarking
  • Providing support via the experience and expertise of leading technology suppliers

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Based on the LeddarEngine

LeddarEngine LiDAR SoC

The Leading LiDAR Core for Automotive, Mobility, and Off-Road Commercial Applications

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The LiDAR XLRator Development Platform leverages LeddarEngine, a highly integrated, scalable LiDAR core comprised of LeddarCore SoC and LeddarSP software. This powerful engine can be used to build a variety of highly optimized, automotive-grade LiDAR sensors which can be manufactured in high volumes to meet automotive and mobility OEMs’ requirements.

  • Supports multiple LiDAR architectures, including 3D flash and hybrid flash designs
  • Signal acquisition and pre-processing with up to 5 billion samples per second (with LCA3 SoC)
  • 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)

Also available: LCA3 Evaluation and Development Kit

Integrating LeddarSteer

LeddarEngine LiDAR SoC

Automotive-Grade, Solid-State Digital Beam Steering LiDAR Technology

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LeddarSteer is a unique digital beam steering technology from LeddarTech that steers the LiDAR beams based on clever use of the polarization of light. LeddarSteer is available to LiDAR makers and Tier-1 manufacturers for the design and production of long-range, high-resolution LiDARs in a complete solid-state form –with no moving parts to wear out or to be affected by shocks and vibrations present in an automotive environment.

  • 1D or 2D beam steering with sub-milliradian precision
  • Extends range reducing ambient light noise outside of the observed sub FoV
  • Large aperture can be used with emitter and/or receiver
  • Drastically reduces the optical design requirements, hence cost and size
  • Compatible with a broad range of wavelengths and architectures
  • Compact, reliable, 100% solid-state, auto-grade compatible
  • Fast transition time down to 50 µs, can support high frame rates

Also available: DBS Evaluation and Development Kit

Ecosystem Partner Collaborations  

  • Receivers


      #1 in Automotive Connectors & Avalanche Photodiodes

      Provider of APD Arrays for 905 nm automotive LiDAR applications; non-hermetic SMD packages with high robustness and reliability

      In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor™, part of TE Connectivity, develops and produces standard products and customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical and mobility target markets. Based on tried-and-tested technology platforms, it develops products from single chips to complex sensor systems. Sensor was founded in Berlin in 1991 and has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1999.

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  • Laser Drivers


      A global leader in automotive lighting and laser systems

      Provider of 905 nm 8-channel SMT EEL AEC-Q102-qualified with proven package concept

      OSRAM™, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, their products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM had approximately 21,000 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2020 (September 30) and generated revenue of around three billion euros from continuing activities.

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  • Processors


      #1 Automotive MCU Supplier

      Provider of the V3H CPU

      Renesas Electronics Corporation™ delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers and analog, power and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for automotive applications that help shape a limitless future.

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  • Contract Manufacturing


      #1 North American Contract Manufacturer,
      #3 Global EMS/ODM

      Design services, automotive concept development and mass production of automotive LiDAR sensors

      Flex™ is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets.

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Additional Development Tools

LeddarEcho SiL Simulation Software

LeddarEcho LiDAR Simulation and modeling

LeddarEcho™ is a LiDAR Simulation Software application for Tier-1 sensor and perception system developers. LeddarEcho uses dSPACE’s sensor-realistic simulator to emulate the LiDAR sensor’s operation in a series of phases by providing a high-fidelity automotive front LiDAR sensor model for software-in-the-loop (SiL) applications.

By significantly accelerating the development cycle, facilitating the design process, shortening the time-to-market and reducing overall development costs, LeddarEcho brings significant benefits in developing sensing and perception solutions for automotive ADAS and AD applications leveraging front LiDARs.

Key Features

  • Open application programming interface (API) to communicate with the simulator software
  • Modeling at sub-module (component) level
  • Developed for both sensor and perception development
  • High-fidelity model of the front LiDAR sensor (availability mid-2022)

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The Leddar™ Ecosystem comprises a select group of world-class partners, suppliers, and collaborators that support the customer development of automotive sensing solutions for ADAS and AD applications.

  • In tandem with LeddarTech, the Ecosystem provides technical expertise, components, software, tools, and services, leveraging a hardware-agnostic platform that is both open and scalable.
  • Its members are prequalified for integration with LeddarTech’s LeddarEngine™ platform and LeddarVision™ sensor fusion and perception stack.
  • The Ecosystem maximizes design agility and reduces cycle time and costs, leading to a shorter time-to-market.
  • The Ecosystem benefits the customer through coordinated investments and collaborative go-to-market tactics, resulting in reduced risks and a faster path to high-volume commercial deployments.

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