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TDC-GPX2 LIDAR for Virtual Reality Applications

TDC-GPX2 Time-to-Digital Converter Used in Virtual Reality ApplicationsApplications like LIDAR and Laser Scanners used in virtual reality applications require very high performance to acquire the data, process the data and get it to the control system in sufficient time to make decisions of where you are in relation with objects in the environment so you can avoid objects which are in the way. The devices need to be small, light-weight and cost effective to be used in high volume applications. In addition to collision avoidance with the environment, the information can be used to map the room environment such that the VR can take advantage of overlaying virtual objects over physical objects.

Ams AG has just launched the new high-end Time to Digital Converter, the TDC-GPX2. This new device offers high resolution, 10ps, high update rate to the outside world (up to 70 mega-samples per second) using the low voltage differential signaling interface (LVDS), and it has very low power consumption in operation. All this performance is available in a small 9mm by 9mm QFN64 package. These features make it ideal for use in Virtual Reality applications.

The ability to measure short time intervals with high resolution and fast update rate enable LIDAR and laser scanning devices that are fast enough and accurate enough to be used in complex collision avoidance systems with environmental mapping for Virtual Reality. The GPX2 enables systems to have more detailed data and very accurate range measurements.

Ams is already a leader in the LIDAR, laser scanner and 3D LIDAR market with the TDC-GPX for high precision ranging applications. The GPX2 provides even higher resolution, better precision and higher update rate that allow customers to develop systems with even higher detail and accuracy.

For more information, please contact PMT at sales@pmt-fl.com or call us at 727-532-6144.