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The new version of the LIDAR-Lite v3 “High Performance” (LLV3HP) is now available at RobotShop. It offers key improvements while staying compatible with the current interfaces (I2C & PWM) our customers have grown used to. This article will go over the main improvements and differences.
- The casing is now IP rated at IPX7, which means it is resistant to water such as splashes, rain or snow and showering. Because of this LV3HP can be used on robots that operate in damp, wet and even rainy environments without issue. Please note this doe not make it suitable for situations where is it immersed in water.
- The update rate of the sensor increased from 1-500 Hz to a new maximum of at least 1000 Hz (1 kHz). This is certainly a boon to any application where fast response time to a changing environment is critical.
- It now uses less current during acquisition: less than 65 mA versus the previous version which used up to 130 mA continuously.
- The casing is slightly bigger in two directions and smaller in another, going from 48 mm x 40 mm x 20 mm for the LIDAR-Lite 3 to 53 mm x 33 mm x 24 mm for the LLV3HP. If you have any projects you wish to upgrade to this new sensor, we recommend that you take a look at your mounting arrangement as this will most likely need to be updated.
We are eager to see what new cool projects will be created using this sensor. Let us know what you are planing with the LLV3HP in the comments below.