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Hesai Unveils PandarXT, 32-Channel Mid-Range LiDAR with Self-Developed, Proprietary LiDAR ASICs

SHANGHAI, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hesai has released a new 32-channel (16-channel version also available) mid-range LiDAR. Based on a new system architecture integrating Hesai’s self-developed LiDAR ASICs, PandarXT is a cost-effective solution designed for multiple applications, including unmanned logistics, robotics, surveying, security, mapping, and low-to-medium-speed autonomous driving.

PandarXT
PandarXT

For certain scenarios, sensors do not require ultra-high resolution and ultra-long ranging; rather, they demand a careful balance between performance, reliability, and cost. PandarXT was developed to address these specific industrial requirements and others. Extensive R&D work and testing have gone into designing specialized LiDAR ASICs that integrate the functions of dozens of circuit boards. The new transceiver system streamlines multiple complex optical assembly and adjustment processes into just one process, thereby reducing costs and improving performance, reliability, and manufacturing scalability.

PandarXT has greater dynamic range and reflectivity information
PandarXT has greater dynamic range and reflectivity information

The new system architecture, based on Hesai’s self-developed LiDAR ASICs, delivers additional performance enhancements. PandarXT has a minimum range of zero and outputs valid point cloud even when an object directly touches the sensor’s enclosure. It also has millimeter-level ranging accuracy and superb precision. Furthermore, its improved reflectivity accuracy and greater dynamic range enable accurate and consistent detection of retroreflectors, low-reflectivity targets, and object boundaries with sudden changes in reflectivity. Consistent with every LiDAR in Hesai’s Pandar series, PandarXT has undergone and passed stringent reliability testing to ensure robustness and reliability in any operational environment.

PandarXT specifications
PandarXT specifications

PandarXT marks a breakthrough in LiDAR system design and its combination of performance, reliability, manufacturing scalability, and cost-effectiveness makes it an optimal sensor for numerous LiDAR-powered applications.  

 

PandarXT has higher resolution and greater range performance than typical mid-range LiDARs
PandarXT has higher resolution and greater range performance than typical mid-range LiDARs

 

PandarXT meets IP6K7 waterproof and dustproof rating
PandarXT meets IP6K7 waterproof and dustproof rating

 

PandarXT scanning a wall at 6 m to measure wall thickness
PandarXT scanning a wall at 6 m to measure wall thickness

 

When scanning a wall at 6 m, PandarXT’s peak-to-peak thickness is ~2.5 cm.  The corresponding precision (1σ) is ~0.5 cm.
When scanning a wall at 6 m, PandarXT’s peak-to-peak thickness is ~2.5 cm. The corresponding precision (1σ) is ~0.5 cm.

 

PandarXT SLAM
PandarXT SLAM

 

PandarXT near-range detection
PandarXT near-range detection

 

PandarXT is based on Hesai‘s proprietary LiDAR ASICs
PandarXT is based on Hesai‘s proprietary LiDAR ASICs

 

Self-developed silicon wafers
Self-developed silicon wafers

 

Hesai’s LiDAR product suite
Hesai’s LiDAR product suite

 

Related Links :

http://www.hesaitech.com

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