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1. (WO2019032370) AGGREGATING NON-IMAGING SPAD ARCHITECTURE FOR FULL DIGITAL MONOLITHIC, FRAME AVERAGING RECEIVERS
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Pub. No.: WO/2019/032370 International Application No.: PCT/US2018/044979
Publication Date: 14.02.2019 International Filing Date: 02.08.2018
IPC:
G01S 7/486 (2006.01) ,G01S 7/487 (2006.01) ,G01J 1/44 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7
Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
48
of systems according to group G01S17/58
483
Details of pulse systems
486
Receivers
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
S
RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
7
Details of systems according to groups G01S13/, G01S15/, G01S17/127
48
of systems according to group G01S17/58
483
Details of pulse systems
486
Receivers
487
Extracting wanted echo signals
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
J
MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT; COLORIMETRY; RADIATION PYROMETRY
1
Photometry, e.g. photographic exposure meter
42
using electric radiation detectors
44
Electric circuits
Applicants:
WAYMO LLC [US/US]; 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, California 94043, US
Inventors:
ONAL, Caner; US
DROZ, Pierre-Yves; US
Agent:
GIN, Aaron, V.; US
Priority Data:
15/670,08207.08.2017US
Title (EN) AGGREGATING NON-IMAGING SPAD ARCHITECTURE FOR FULL DIGITAL MONOLITHIC, FRAME AVERAGING RECEIVERS
(FR) AGRÉGATION D’ARCHITECTURE SPAD NON-IMAGERIE POUR RÉCEPTEURS À MOYENNAGE DE TRAME MONOLITHIQUES ENTIÈREMENT NUMÉRIQUES
Abstract:
(EN) The present disclosure relates to systems and methods that include a monolithic, single- chip receiver. An example system includes a plurality of macropixels, each made up of an array of single photon avalanche diodes (SPADs). The system also includes a plurality of pipelined adders communicatively coupled to a respective portion of the plurality of macropixels. The system additionally includes a controller configured to carry out operations. The operations include during a listening period, receiving, at each pipelined adder of the plurality of pipelined adders, respective photosignals from the respective portion of the plurality of macropixels. The operations also include causing each pipelined adder of the plurality of pipelined adders to provide an output that includes a series of frames that provide an average number of SPADs of the respective portion of the plurality of macropixels that were triggered during a given listening period.
(FR) La présente invention concerne des systèmes et des procédés qui comprennent un récepteur monopuce monolithique. Un système mentionné à titre d’exemple comprend une pluralité de macropixels, chacun constitué d’une matrice de diodes à avalanche à photon unique (SPAD). Le système comprend en outre une pluralité d’additionneurs en pipeline couplés en communication à une partie respective de la pluralité de macropixels. Le système comprend en outre un dispositif de commande configuré pour exécuter des opérations. Les opérations comprennent, pendant une période d’écoute, la réception, au niveau de chaque additionneur en pipeline de la pluralité d’additionneurs en pipeline, de photosignaux respectifs provenant de la partie respective de la pluralité de macropixels. Les opérations comprennent en outre l’opération consistant à amener chaque additionneur en pipeline de la pluralité d’additionneurs en pipeline à délivrer une sortie qui comprend une série de trames qui fournissent un nombre moyen de SPAD de la partie respective de la pluralité de macropixels qui ont été déclenchés pendant une période d’écoute donnée.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)