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The LIDAR-Lite v3 Compact Distance Sensor is Here

LIDAR-Lite v3
LIDAR-Lite v3

Garmin has released the successor to their popular LIDAR-Lite v2 distance sensor, the new LIDAR-Lite v3. Perfect for use in drones and robots, this lightweight, capable sensor gives you reliable performance at a range of up to 40 meters without taking up a lot of space or using a lot of power. The unit is configurable to emphasize accuracy, range, or measurement time, depending on your needs. The LIDAR-Lite v3 communicates with your micro-controller using two different standards, either PWM or I2C. It operates at 5V DC with a current consumption rate of <100mA at continuous operation.  Priced at $149.99, the LIDAR-Lite v3 is a great compact, high-performance optical distant measurement sensor solution.

Dimensions: 20 x 48 x 40 mm (0.8 x 1.9 x 1.6 inches)


  • Range: 0-40m Laser Emitter
  • Accuracy: +/- 2.5cm at distances greater than 1m
  • Power: 4.75–5V DC; 6V Max
  • Current Consumption: 105ma idle; 130ma continuous
  • Rep Rate: 1–500Hz
  • Laser Wave Length/Peak Power: 905nm/1.3 watts
  • Beam Divergence: 4 m Radian x 2 m Radian
  • Optical Aperture: 12.5mm
  • Interface: I2C or PWM

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