First Sensor reveals sensors technologies for making LiDAR

First Sensor AG is making it possible to experience the system abilities of its avalanche photodiodes (APDs) with MEMS mirror scanning LIDAR demonstrator from Infineon.

First Sensor is currently providing different companies with samples of a new generation of APDs to implement the automotive future and has recently announced the series production of the new “Blue Next” camera series. Self-driving cars are still in the pilot phase, but forecasts predict that as many as 54 million of these vehicles could be on the road by 2035.

LIDAR systems for automotive applications must be in a position to not only quickly and reliably identify their environment in detail, but also cover different ranges. At Sensor + Test, First Sensor contrasted selected sensor technologies for LIDAR in the white paper “Making Sense of Sensors – A LIDAR designer’s guide to sensor technologies for automotive/mobility systems”: silicon PIN diodes, silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) & single-photon avalanche photodiodes (SPAD), indium gallium arsenide photodiodes
(InGaAs), APDs.

One can find the white paper here as a free download (link).

Source: First Sensor