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Offline 4by4Topic starter

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Laser TOF rangefinder chip
« on: February 18, 2009, 06:38:44 AM »
This is of academic interest only IMO, but it gives some insight into the technology.

The ACAM time-to-digital converter chips appear to have all the processing needed for a time of flight pulsed laser radar/rangefinder. Laser, detector, optics, display are external.

http://www.acam-usa.com/Content/English/tdc.html

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Re: Laser TOF rangefinder chip
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 11:49:58 AM »
Very impressive. In the case of using this, how does the laser detector work?
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 01:34:52 PM by Tomas »

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Re: Laser TOF rangefinder chip
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 08:57:17 PM »
Holy crap. That's exactly what I need. The question is, where the heck do I get one? And how the heck do I interface with it?

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Re: Laser TOF rangefinder chip
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 11:17:52 PM »
I wish I was better with electronics. The details of that datasheet look like Chinese to me.

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Re: Laser TOF rangefinder chip
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 02:45:48 AM »
It just descibes the different components needed for the laserdetector to work...

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Re: Laser TOF rangefinder chip
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 07:43:23 AM »
The evaluation system probably costs several $k, and would take me weeks of full-time study with lots of phone calls to Germany.

 


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