Power-efficient LiDAR camera captures millions of depth points per second, suiting a wide range of industrial and computing use cases
To enable spatial scanning of an environment, STMicroelectronics in collaboration with Intel has developed a LiDAR system that provides high-resolution scanning for industrial applications such as robotic arms for bin picking, volumetric measurements, logistics and 3D scanning.
ST’s MEMS mirror has been integrated into the Intel RealSense LiDAR1 Camera L515, which has small dimensions in the range of 61mm x 26mm (diameter x height). The micro-mirror warrants continuous laser scanning across the entire field of view. In combination with a custom photodiode sensor, the RealSense LiDAR Camera L515 renders a 3D depth map of the entire scene.
With no interpolated pixels, the L515 can control the field of view and provide close to zero pixel blur driven by the low 50nS exposure time.
“With 30 frames per second and a field-of-view of 70° by 55°, ST’s 2nd-generation micro-mirror continues to set the bar for 3D scanning and detection applications,” said Benedetto Vigna, President Analog, MEMS and Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics.
“Intel RealSense technology has been used to develop products and solutions for use in Robotics, Logistics, Scanning and other computer vision applications. The Intel RealSense LiDAR Camera L515 using ST’s micro-mirrors delivers unparalleled precision and is the world’s smallest high-resolution LiDAR depth camera, making it suitable for a variety of use cases,” said Sagi BenMoshe, Chief Incubation Officer, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Growth and Incubation Group at Intel.
The above product can be bought from the website of Intel RealSense.