LiDAR is a ranging technique that is increasingly being employed in applications such as mobile range finding, automotive ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), gesture recognition and 3D mapping. Employing an SiPM as the photosensor has a number of advantages over alternative sensor technologies such as APD, PIN diode and PMT particularly for mobile and high volume products.
SensL SiPM’s have proven robust in other high volume markets such as medical imaging and now LiDAR applications can benefit from sensors designed to be industrial grade and delivered at the lowest cost possible.
A recent article on i-micronews discusses SensL sensors for LiDAR applications. More information on SiPM sensors for Automotive ADAS can be found here.