Automotive

eBook throws light on LiDAR design

21st October 2021
Mick Elliott

Mouser Electronics and Maxim Integrated have collaborated on a new eBook, exploring the challenges of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) systems.

In 7 Experts on LiDAR Design, industry experts address some of the most promising opportunities as well as some complicated issues when developing new LiDAR solutions.

LiDAR solutions are capable of measuring the time-of-flight (ToF) of objects up to 200 m away with a precision of 1 cm to 3 cm, helping to support a growing number of use cases and applications, including automotive driver assistance systems (ADAS) and more.

To provide near-instantaneous ToF measurements, LiDAR systems must maintain precise accuracy, high speed, and a wide field of vision.

The eBook offers detailed insights into how to meet these performance demands while simultaneously building lighter and smaller devices.

It connects designers directly to the solutions needed for LiDAR innovation, featuring information on products such as the MAX40025 and MAX40026 single comparators and the MAX40027 dual comparator.

These high-speed comparators offer a typical propagation delay of 280 ps, as well as a low typical 25 ps overdrive dispersion, ideal for ToF, distance-measurement applications.

Complementing the comparators in a LiDAR receiver signal chain are high-speed transimpedance amplifiers (TIAs), such the MAX40662.

The MAX40662 quad TIA boasts high gain, low noise of just 2.1 pA/√Hz, wide 440 MHz bandwidth, and fast recovery from overload.

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