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Toshiba Corporation, Japan
200m-Range-Imaging LiDAR with Smart Accumulation Technique for Autonomous Driving Systems
Long-range and high resolution LiDAR is essential for autonomous driving systems. We have developed a TDC/ADC hybrid LiDAR SoC with Smart Accumulation Technique (SAT). SAT accumulates only the target reflection data by using intensity and background light information with keeping high resolution. The TDC/ADC hybrid architecture relaxes the ADC sampling rate for short-range distance measurement. Our LiDAR system demonstrates 200m-range imaging. It achieves a 2x wider distance measurement than the conventional designs with 240x96 pixel resolution under low S/N conditions.
Takashi Miyamori received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. In 1987, he joined Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Japan, where he was engaged in the research and development of microprocessors. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, where he researched reconfigurable computer architectures. Since 1997, he has been working on the development of image recognition processors, configurable processor cores, multi- and many-core processors, and acceleration technologies for multimedia and computer vision applications. He is currently General Manager of Center for Semiconductor Research & Development in Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation. He served on a technical program committee for high-performance digital design of ISSCC 2009-2011, ASP-DAC 2003-2004 and ASP-DAC 2007-2008.