May 29


Ottawa, CANSEC - May 29, 2019 – CMC Electronics is pleased to announce the launch of a new Dual Wavelength InGaAs Avalanche Photodiode (APD) Preamplifier Module designed to support accurate and consistent eye-safe laser range finding and LiDAR designs under a variety of moisture and altitude conditions. In low signals or high, warm weather or cold, and for distances near or far, APD facilitates accurate decision making due to the speed and precision of the information it provides.

CMC’s new 264-339814 series APD receiver combines high-density microcircuit with advanced overload recovery optoelectronics in a compact, ruggedized and hermetic TO-8 package.  It can detect high speed, ultra-low light signals more precisely than any other device of its kind.

This eye-safe dual wavelength APD receiver works at both 1064 nm and 1570 nm.  It enables longer distance measurements in these two wavebands quickly, accurately, and consistently. The built-in thermoelectric cooler (TEC) takes the guesswork of APD temperature compensation out of the equation, facilitating more compact system designs.  This also allows the receiver to deliver reliable performance over a wide range of temperatures.   The detector can quickly recover from miliwatts of laser bursts in nanoseconds time without damage and can detect signal power in the low nanowatt range.   Its compact microcircuit design minimizes parasitic noise, thus giving superior signal-to-noise ratio performance.

CMC Electronics President Robin St-Arnaud explains: “By combining performance and reliability into one, this solution is a great example of CMC’s technical leadership in optoelectronics and a testimony to our engineering team’s commitment to innovation.”

About CMC Electronics
CMC Electronics ( has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge cockpit systems integration, avionics and display solutions for the military and commercial aviation markets. Based in Montreal, Canada, the company has facilities in Canada and in the USA serving its customers worldwide.


Mrs. Marie-Hélène Emond
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Dual Wavelength InGaAs Avalanche Photodiode (APD) Preamplifier Module

Dual Wavelength InGaAs Avalanche Photodiode (APD) Preamplifier Module