Ouster doubles Lidar processing performance with new L2X chip
Ouster, Inc. announced today the introduction of the most powerful lidar system on chip (SoC) it has ever created, the L2X. The L2X features a highly sensitive SPAD photodetector combined with on-chip digital signal processing that is capable of counting over one trillion photons per second and delivers double the data rate of the prior system on chip, while maintaining the same small size and low power draw.
The L2X is designed to power the newest revision of Ouster’s OS digital lidar sensors.
Ouster designs its sensors to meet a superset of performance requirements of its approximately 600 customers, to help ensure they can withstand high levels of shock, vibration, solar interference, water, and dust while reliably providing high-quality data. Powered by the L2X chip, Ouster’s OS sensors will now provide even richer point cloud data that improve the sensor’s ability to detect objects through environmental obscurants such as rain, fog, dust, snow, and even a wired fence.
Combined with Ouster digital lidar’s industry-leading durability, Ouster customers can now confidently deploy their systems for all-weather performance.
“Ouster sensors must be able to perform in real-world operating conditions across hundreds of use cases. Whether it’s a robotaxi driving on a foggy morning, an excavator operating in a dusty construction zone, or a last-mile delivery robot navigating through a steam vent on a NYC sidewalk, our sensors must not only be mechanically reliable and robust, but also reliably output high-quality data.
“With the new L2X chip, Ouster has achieved another key milestone on its product roadmap with the ability to reliably detect objects behind obscurants. We designed the new L2X chip to perform better within all types of weather conditions, further demonstrating the inherent advantage of digital lidar,” said Mark Frichtl, Chief Technology Officer at Ouster.