The range of uses for LiDAR sensors is expanding to include not only autonomous driving, but also applications in the industrial and infrastructure fields. Improvements to LiDAR sensors are producing longer range and higher resolution.
In addition to improving the characteristics of the laser diode, it is necessary to drive the laser diode at higher speeds and power. The ROHM RLD90QZWx series is a line of 905 nm, high-power, narrow emission-width laser diodes.
The REFLD002-1 reference design includes the BD2311NVX-LB gate driver to drive the RLD90QZWx laser diode. The high speed of the BD2311NVX-LB contributes to improved LiDAR sensor range and resolution.