Framos claims hi-res Intel RealSense lidar depth camera is “world’s smallest”

Framos has developed the L515 depth camera, and believes it is the world’s smallest and most power-efficient solid-state lidar depth camera with XGA resolution and a large range of 0.25 to nine metres. It generates 30 frames per second with a depth resolution of 1024 x 768.  It has a field of view of 70 x 55 degrees (± two degrees) and the ability to generate 23 million depth points per second.

Under controlled indoor lighting, the L515 depth camera achieves depth quality, with a Z error of less than 20mm at maximum range. The short pixel exposure time of less than 100 nano seconds minimises motion blur artefacts even with fast-moving objects, says Framos. Millimetre accuracy is retained throughout the depth camera’s lifespan, without the need for calibration.

Consuming less than 3.5W of power, the L515 lidar depth camera weighs around 100g and can be mounted on handheld devices. Its diameter is 61mm and height is 26mm. These dimensions mean it can be easily integrated into mobile devices such as portable scanners for volumetric measurement. Logistics applications, industrial uses and robotics as well as 3D (body) scanning, healthcare, and retail applications are all suitable for the lidar camera.

The depth camera has an on-board vision processor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and Full-HD RGB sensor with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The L515 3D camera is an integral part of the Intel RealSense depth camera family. It works seamlessly with the existing Intel RealSense System Design Kit SDK 2.0 and other Intel RealSense devices.

(Picture source – Intel)

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