LeddarTech makes IR-LED-based detection and ranging technology available to Arduino users

April 8, 2014

QUEBEC CITY, CANADA -- LeddarTech, owner of the patented Leddar™ LED-based detection technology, is pleased to announce that its leading-edge sensors are now readily available to the Arduino community.

In honour of Arduino’s tenth anniversary, and as a proud supporter of all innovation, LeddarTech is enabling Arduino users to easily and cost-effectively integrate detection and ranging capabilities into their unique projects.

The Leddar™ detection and ranging module can be utilized in conjunction with the Arduino platform and other shields to effortlessly add on capabilities such as object/people detection, distance measurement, object/people-counting and many more. As the module is available in different forms, it is highly configurable and can be adapted to countless applications.

In addition to full-fledged detection and ranging capabilities, the Leddar™ module comes with a software development kit (with .NET and C libraries, LabVIEW and MATLAB examples, and sample RS-485 code for Windows and Linux), a downloadable Arduino library, Arduino-specific video demonstrations on YouTube, as well as ongoing support from LeddarTech experts.

“The detection applications described above are just a few examples of how the Leddar™ module could be used in Arduino projects. There are in fact a wide variety of possibilities,” mentioned Sonia Belanger, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at LeddarTech.

“We encourage Arduino developers to experiment with our technology, to see how they can benefit from its easy-to-integrate value-added features,” adds Ms. Belanger.

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
+1-418-653-9000, ext. 221


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