by Erik Noffz, First Sensor AG
A key component to ensure automotive LiDAR reliability and functionality is the sensor— the “eyes” of the LiDAR system. Viable sensor solutions for this application need to bring together performance, quality and reliability but also appropriate cost and scalability.
First Sensor presents the challenges of designing LiDAR receivers for automotive applications and proposes the according detector architecture based on silicon avalanche photodiodes including the packaging platform for high integration density LiDAR receivers.
Specific design considerations are discussed regarding functionality and reliability of the sensor and an outlook is given on pushing the limits of silicon APDs.
About First Sensor AG
In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces standard products and customer-specific solutions for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. Based on innovative technology platforms, we develop products such as chips, components, sensors, and entire sensor systems.