The Analog Devices LiDAR Prototyping Platform, available from Mouser Electronics, is a modular hardware and open-source software platform for 1D non-scanning LIDAR development. The hardware components of the platform consist of a laser board and an analog front end (AFE) board that plug into a high-speed data acquisition (DAQ) board, which includes an FMC-compliant connector interface that enables designers to connect their preferred FPGA board. The laser board houses four individual lasers for the accurate firing at a 905 nm wavelength. Designers can fit custom optics on the board using industry-standard mounting adapters based on design need. The hardware platform can deliver a range of up to 60 meters, with a horizontal resolution of 16 pixels and a data sampling of 1 GSPS on four separate channels.
The platform's open source software integrates with industry-standard tools and operating systems, including Linux Industrial I/O applications, MATLAB, Simulink, custom C/C+, Python, and C# applications. A licensable JESD204B interface framework helps reduce development complexity and time for deterministic data delivery to the host system.
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