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Continental SRL1: State-of-the-art LiDAR for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, State-of-the-art LiDAR

Continental consolidates its successful role in ADAS-related equipment with this cost-effective solution for emergency brake assist

Light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensing has a wide spectrum of applications, one of which is in autonomous or “self-driving” cars. LiDAR is therefore attracting attention from the automotive industry, as well as other fields. However, until now, systems haven’t matched challenging automotive specifications for reliability, compact-ness, and cost-efficiency.

Based on rugged design and components, the SRL-1 from Continental provides a reliable and efficient solid-state LiDAR for frontal impact detection without any mechanical movement. Detecting collisions in an urban environment at speeds up to 50km/h, including an emergency braking assist (EBA) function, makes this product a great asset for today’s autonomous and assisted driving needs.

Driver assistance system, Continental Short Range LiDAR Laser Diode Integration

A mature but efficient strained InAlGaAs/GaAs quantum well-structure laser photodiode from OSRAM is the SRL-1’s light emitter. This choice reduces costs and enables measurement of the distance to objects without a reflector. The SRL-1 uses the time-of-flight technique with a very high repetition rate thanks to a Freescale processing chipset and application specific integrated circuit (ASIC).

Advanced driver assistance Continental Short Range LiDAR

The integration and design of the system provide a light and compact system. It can therefore be used in several types of personal or industrial vehicle without being too invasive. That design also keeps its price low relative to competing products. This report details the full Continental SRL1 system’s manufacturing and packaging processes, as well as an estimation of the manufacturing cost and selling price.

      Advanced driver assistance system, Continental Short Range LiDAR Splitter LENS Module





Table of contents

Overview / Introduction


Company Profile


System Physical Analysis

> Views and Dimensions
> System Opening and Overview
> Mother Board

- Top side – overview
- Top side – high definition photo
- Top side – PCB markings
- Top side – main component markings
- Top side – main component identification
- Top side – other component markings
- Top side – other component identification
- Bottom side – high definition photo
- Bottom side – component identification

> Daughter Board
























Cost Analysis

> Accessing the BOM
> PCB Cost
> ASIC Estimation Cost
> BOM Cost – Electronic Boards
> BOM Cost – Housing
> Material Cost Breakdown
> Accessing the Added Value (AV) Cost
> Electronic Boards Manufacturing Flow
> Details of the Housing Assembly and Functional Test Costs
> Added Value Cost Breakdown
> Manufacturing Cost Breakdown



Selling Price 

> Estimation of the Manufacturing Price
> Estimation of the Selling Price

















About the authors


System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems.


Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product.


System Plus Consulting engineers are experts in:

  • Integrated Circuits 
  • Power Devices & Modules 
  • MEMS & Sensors
  • Photonics 
  • LED 
  • Imaging 
  • Display 
  • Packaging 
  • Electronic Boards & Systems.

Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors.

System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.


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  • Detailed photos

  • Precise measurements

  • Material analysis

  • Manufacturing process flow

  • Supply chain evaluation

  • Manufacturing cost analysis

  • Selling price estimation