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iWave has Developed a System on Module that uses LiDAR the Latest Sensor Systems

Written by Stephen Vicinanza

iWave has designed the new Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices enabling an adaptive SoC-based product that is focused on LiDAR applications. The system integrates both the FPGA and processor architecture into a single device which allows rapid deployment of a flexible and optimized solution for any given domain.

LiDAR has become an important remote-sensing technology for many scientific and military applications. It offers accurate measurements of 3D structures in high resolution that easily convert data into 3D maps that can interpret surroundings. The sensors function well in challenging weather and poor lighting conditions, remaining unaffected.

The System on Module approach to building LiDAR products provides significant benefits by offloading several complexities involved in the development and design cycles. By eliminating the complex hardware part of the design process a developer can more readily focus on the firmware and software stacks.

The Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC features a heterogeneous ARM + FPGA architecture providing a robust processing system, and programmable logic.

  • The processing system runs a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor with up to 1.5GHz power and a real-time processing unit that runs ARM Cortex-R5 processors at up to 600MHz
  • The programmable logic is based on a 16nm UltraScale+ architecture that contains up to a 504K configurable logic block, Block RAM, and DSP element.

Other benefits of the system include

  • Any-to-any interfacing
  • Safety and security features
  • Image processing
  • Accelerate neural network
  • Design toolchains

There is scalability across iWave Zynq MPSoC SoM. iWave offers a wide range of System-on-Modules for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC series from the ZU4 to the ZU19 variants. These modules serve a variety of industries, including military, defense, and high-end industrial.

In addition, logic density, I/O availability, high-speed DDR design, and a number of transceiver lanes, that these SoMs provide excellent scalability when working on end applications. Thus, a designed carrier board can cover multiple I/O ports offering a wide range of end products from ZU4 with 192K logic cells all the way to the ZU19 with up to 1.1M logic cells.

More information on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC SoM can be found here

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