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1. WO2020163708 - AMPLIFIER INPUT PROTECTION CIRCUITS

Publication Number WO/2020/163708
Publication Date 13.08.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2020/017200
International Filing Date 07.02.2020
IPC
H03F 1/52 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
FAMPLIFIERS
1Details of amplifiers with only discharge tubes, only semiconductor devices or only unspecified devices as amplifying elements
52Circuit arrangements for protecting such amplifiers
H03F 1/22 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
FAMPLIFIERS
1Details of amplifiers with only discharge tubes, only semiconductor devices or only unspecified devices as amplifying elements
08Modifications of amplifiers to reduce detrimental influences of internal impedances of amplifying elements
22by use of cascode coupling, i.e. earthed cathode or emitter stage followed by earthed grid or base stage respectively
H03F 3/10 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
03BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY
FAMPLIFIERS
3Amplifiers with only discharge tubes or only semiconductor devices as amplifying elements
04with semiconductor devices only
10with diodes
G01S 17/06 2006.1
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO 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
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
CPC
G01N 21/55
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
21Investigating or analysing materials by the use of optical means, i.e. using sub-millimetre waves, infrared, visible or ultraviolet light
17Systems in which incident light is modified in accordance with the properties of the material investigated
55Specular reflectivity
G01S 17/10
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO 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
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
08for measuring distance only
10using transmission of interrupted, pulse-modulated waves
G01S 17/32
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO 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
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
02Systems using the reflection of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves
06Systems determining position data of a target
08for measuring distance only
32using transmission of continuous waves, whether amplitude-, frequency-, or phase-modulated, or unmodulated
G01S 17/89
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO 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
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
88Lidar systems specially adapted for specific applications
89for mapping or imaging
G01S 17/93
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO 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
17Systems using the reflection or reradiation of electromagnetic waves other than radio waves, e.g. lidar systems
88Lidar systems specially adapted for specific applications
93for anti-collision purposes
G01S 7/4817
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO 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
7Details of systems according to groups G01S13/00, G01S15/00, G01S17/00
48of systems according to group G01S17/00
481Constructional features, e.g. arrangements of optical elements
4817relating to scanning
Applicants
  • LUMINAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • GAALEMA, Stephen D.
  • STILL, Robert D.
Agents
  • HULTGREN, Charles T.
Priority Data
16/271,11908.02.2019US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) AMPLIFIER INPUT PROTECTION CIRCUITS
(FR) CIRCUITS DE PROTECTION D'ENTRÉE D'AMPLIFICATEUR
Abstract
(EN) Amplifier input protection circuits are described. In one embodiment, a photoreceiver for a lidar system has a photodetector configured to generate an output current in response to received light. A transimpedance amplifier is configured to receive the output current and generate a voltage output corresponding to the output current in response thereto, and a diode circuit has a cathode coupled at a node between the photodetector output and the transimpedance amplifier input.
(FR) L'invention concerne des circuits de protection d'entrée d'amplificateur. Dans un mode de réalisation, un photorécepteur pour un système lidar comprend un photodétecteur configuré pour générer un courant de sortie en réponse à la lumière reçue. Un amplificateur de transimpédance est configuré pour recevoir le courant de sortie et générer une sortie de tension correspondant au courant de sortie en réponse à celui-ci, et un circuit de diode comporte une cathode couplée au niveau d'un noeud entre la sortie de photodétecteur et l'entrée d'amplificateur de transimpédance.
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