New software engine makes ADAS development faster, cheaper

New software engine makes ADAS development faster, cheaper

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Canadian technology firm LeddarTech, who provides sensing solutions for automotive applications, has introduced a new version of its LeddarEngine software that enables and accelerates lidar sensor development.

With the software, the company hopes to set a new standard for developing highly integrated and flexible solid-state lidar solutions optimized for high-volume production. This solution comprises the LeddarCore LCA3 system on chip (SoC) and LeddarSP signal processing.

The new version specifically introduces several integration tiers for the LeddarEngine software and compatibility with additional hardware platforms. With the new version, the company 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.

Lidar developers who presently have signal processing toolchains implemented for their current products will benefit from using only the control kernel for easier and faster integration of the LeddarCore into their next-generation products, the vendor advertises. 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.

This version of the LeddarEngine is now also compatible with Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, in addition to the already supported Renesas R-Car SoC. Furthermore, porting to other platforms and operating systems is now easier, thanks to the new modular architecture which improves the separation of hardware and software.

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