LiDAR Evaluation And AI Software Powered By NVIDIA Jetson

Cepton Technologies’ Vista-Edge LiDAR Evaluation Kit is an edge-processing system combining the company’s Vista LiDAR sensor and the NVIDIA Jetson TX2 supercomputer on a module. Vista-Edge is described as a true plug-and-play device with all necessary software and tools pre-installed to view and analyze the LiDAR’s 3D point cloud of data. Users who buy the LiDAR Evaluation Kit will automatically be eligible to upgrade to the Perception Evaluation Kit when it becomes available later in 2019.

 

Vista-Edge features a compact, lightweight design and has ports for 1-Gb Ethernet, HDMI, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 connections and can function on IoT and Wi-Fi networks. Out of the box, the system takes a few minutes to set up before users can view the LiDAR’s data.

 

Cepton recently launched two new LiDAR products, Vista-M and Vista-X, designed for all levels of autonomous applications, and will begin mass producing its portfolio of LiDAR sensors in partnership with Celestica this year with full volume production by 2020. For more information, checkout the Vista-Edge page.

Suggested Articles

New sensors use the changing shape of nanowire combined with a piezoelectric material to produce enough energy to power the sensor.

Pleora Technologies sells a small interface to convert sensor data and video to packets, then send it over a 1 Gbps link.

Applications for Toposens’ “Bat Vision” TS3 sensors include navigation systems that mimic the echolocation techniques employed by bats and dolphins.