This is an ongoing survey to summarize the Lidar Technologies and Companies. First, the summary view of technology is shown above. Second, the choice of popular LiDAR receiver technology is shown below. Third, the popular global companies are listed. More info will be added.

Velodyne

Enlarge / Three Velodyne products: the Alpha Puck, Velarray, and Veladome.

Beam steering: Spinning

Distance measurement: Time-of-flight

Wavelength: 905nm

Luminar

Enlarge / Luminar’s lidar.

Beam steering: Mechanical scanning

Distance measurement: Time-of-flight

Wavelength: 1550nm

AEye

Enlarge / The AEye AE100 lidar. AEye

Beam steering: Mechanical scanning

Distance measurement: Time of flight

Wavelength: 1550nm

Ouster

Enlarge

Beam steering: Spinning

Distance measurement: Time-of-flight

Wavelength: 850nm

Blackmore

Enlarge Blackmore

Beam steering: Mechanical scanning

Distance measurement: Frequency-modulated continuous-wave

Wavelength: 1550nm

Baraja

Enlarge Baraja

Beam steering: “Spectrum scan lidar”

Distance measurement: Amplitude-modulated continuous-wave

Wavelength: 1550nm

Quanergy

Enlarge Quanergy

Beam steering: Optical phased array

Distance measurement: Time of flight

Wavelength: 905 nm

Cepton

Enlarge Cepton

Beam steering: “Proprietary micromotion technology”

Distance measurement: Time of flight

Wavelength: 905 nm

Innoviz

Enlarge Innoviz

Beam steering: Mechanical scanning

Distance measurement: Time of flight

Wavelength: 905 nm

Sense Photonics

Beam steering: Solid-state

Distance measurement: Time of flight

Wavelength: 905 nm

Sony Demo

ISSCC 2021

Beam steering: MEMS + SPAD

Distance measurement: Time of flight

Wavelength: 905 nm

Credit

  1. ISSCC 2021, Sony
  2. Hamamatsu
  3. https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/02/the-ars-technica-guide-to-the-lidar-industry/

Tech Leader/PM who focuses on 3D (Imaging/Photonics/Sensing, LiDAR/ToF) and 3A (AV/Auto, AR/VR, AIoT/5G)…. linkedin.com/in/ymarc; http://4da.tech/

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