ADAS and AD sensing technology developer LeddarTech has announced the availability of a new version of its LeddarEngine software to enable and accelerate lidar sensor development. It is intended for developing integrated and flexible solid-state lidar solutions optimized for high-volume production, with the solution comprising the LeddarCore LCA3 system on chip (SoC) and LeddarSP signal processing.
The new version introduces several new integration tiers for the LeddarEngine software and compatibility with new hardware platforms. LeddarTech is also introducing a separation of the control, signal processing and point-cloud processing, which can be used independently or in combination, enabling customers to maintain greater control over their final solution.
Developers that currently have signal processing toolchains implemented for their current products will, the company says, benefit from using only the control kernel for easier and faster integration of the LeddarCore into their next-generation products. Tier 1-2s, system integrators and new lidar makers will still benefit from the complete offering by leveraging LeddarTech’s proprietary signal processing and expertise.
The latest version of the LeddarEngine is compatible with Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, in addition to the already supported Renesas R-Car SoC. Furthermore, the porting to other platforms and operating systems is now easier than ever, thanks to this new modular architecture which improves the separation of hardware and software.
“Over the past 15 years, LeddarTech has been a leader in developing sensing solutions that support our customers in developing ADAS and AD products,” said Charles Boulanger, CEO of LeddarTech. “The natural evolution of our LeddarEngine powered by our LCA3 SoC and especially our proprietary modular software enables our customers to even greater flexibility in design and to accelerate their development time, leading to lower cost and a faster path to revenue.”