LeddarTech’s LeddarCore is the world’s first lidar integrated circuit (IC), which enables rapid, high-volume deployment of solid-state 3D lidars that meet the automotive industry’s stringent performance, cost, and reliability requirements. LeddarCore integrates a powerful, proven, patented lidar technology into low-cost ICs. LeddarCore ICs are supplied to Tier-1 manufacturers for the mass production of various customized solid-state lidar configurations, which are deployed by automotive OEMs for semi- and fully autonomous driving applications in production vehicles.
The large amount of data and high sampling rate generated by the LeddarCore IC to support self-driving applications require powerful, rapid processing capabilities, which are provided by the R-Car V3M from the Renesas autonomy™ platform. The R-Car V3M is designed for lidar technologies, providing high-performance computer vision, low power consumption, and high functional safety.
Dedicated to automotive applications, the R-Car V3M is ISO 26262 certified. The processor generates tremendous processing power from its architecture that includes two CPU ARM® Cortex®-A53, a dual lockstep ARM® Cortex®-R7, as well as IMP-X5+ and CNN specialized hardware blocks to accelerate computer vision and deep learning algorithms. The R-Car V3M architecture reduces the need for external components and keeps the bill-of-material to a minimum, still offering high performance and ensuring safety at all times.