LeddarTech's Leddar software development kit is now Linux compatible

April 8, 2014

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA -- LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ LED-based detection technology, is pleased to announce the release of its Software Development Kit for Linux, further enhancing the ease with which Leddar™ technology can be integrated into various applications.

This new kit allows Linux developers to interface with Leddar™ sensors through USB connections, providing them with all the same functionalities currently offered to Windows developers. Examples of such capabilities include reading/writing sensor configuration parameters, acquiring detections and measurements, starting/stopping/reading data records and much more.

The release of the Software Development Kit means all Leddar™ modules can now be integrated using Linux (including the Evaluation Kit).

The Linux Software Development Kit includes shared objects (.so files) and header files,
a demo application with source code, makefile and executable file, as well as API documentation.

In terms of supported Linux distributions, the development kit was tested on Fedora 20 and Ubuntu 13.10 and is available for the x86 Intel family of processors (32-bit and 64-bit).
A BeagleBone Black version is also available upon request.

“The release of this new development platform further facilitates the integration of Leddar™ technology into a wide range of applications, and it will also increase the adoption of our technology,” mentioned Sonia Bélanger, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at LeddarTech. “What's more, we see it as yet another way we please customers, make their job easier and maximize the ease of doing business,” adds Ms. Bélanger.

About LeddarTech
LeddarTech is the world’s only supplier of advanced detection and ranging systems based on patented, leading-edge sensing technology that performs time-of-flight measurement using pulses from infrared LEDs processed through innovative algorithms, thus detecting a wide range of objects under various environmental conditions. Leddar™ Technology is highly adaptable, serves multiple markets and comes in different formats (assemblies, modules, or application-specific modules), providing brand owners and OEMs with a solution that meets their needs while ensuring quick and simple integration.


Johanne Cyr, Marketing Director - LeddarTech
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