LMI begins production deliveries of its Time of Flight Chipset

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Irvine, CA, February 15, 2019 – Linear MicroSystems, Inc, a leader in high-performance analog, RF and mixed-signal ASICs, today announced that it began shipping its Time of Flight ASIC chipset in production quantities.


  • Separate transmitter and receiver functions, both ICs come in 24 pin, 3 mm x 3 mm QFN packages
  • Transmitter includes:
    • High-speed gate driver; operates with an external transistor.
    • The transmitter utilizes a pre-heat function for faster pulse shapes
    • Includes power monitor function
    • SPI interface
  • Receiver features:
    • Very low noise, wideband TIA
    • Fast response pulse detector with LVDS outputs.
  • Both ASICs fabricated in a 180 nm SiGe process


  • Transportation – LIDAR-based collision avoidance; autonomous driving
  • Robotics – LIDAR-based object detection and avoidance
  • Logistics – LIDAR-based parcel loading
  • Security – LIDAR-based perimeter fencing and intrusion detection
  • Retail – LIDAR-based queue management, customer behavioral tracking
  • Consumer – LIDAR-based interactive displays in AI systems

About Linear MicroSystems

Linear Microsystems is a fabless semiconductor company that provides high-performance RF, Analog and Mixed-Signal ASICs for a wide range of applications. Linear Microsystems’ world-class engineering has allowed it to become a supplier of high quality, high volume ASIC solutions.


Sheri Herb

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

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