I called Garmin Support in reference to the Garmin Lidar Lite v3 HP I just bought. Garmin suppoert refered me to Robotshop.com or sparkfun.com to obtain additional equipment/devices I need to make the Lidar work. However, in seeing you website on some of the materials I will present the following questions.
In the Garmin Lidar Lite v3 HP Operational Manual it states:
There are two basic configurations for this device.
I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit): A serial computer bus used to communicate between this device and a microcontroller, such as an Arduino® board.
PWM (Pulse Width Modulation): A bi-directional signal transfer method that triggers acquisitions and returns distance measurements using the mode-control pin.
Next, it states:
This device has a 2-wire, I2C-compatible serial interface (see I2C-Bus Specification, Version 2.1, January 2000, available from Philips Semiconductor). It can be connected to an I2C bus as a slave device, under the control of an I2C master device. It supports 400 kHz Fast Mode data transfer.
Then it states:
I2C Protocol Operation
This protocol description uses the term master to refer to the Arduino controller, and uses the term LIDAR device to refer to the LIDAR-Lite v3HP device acting as a slave on the I2C bus.
When working with the I2C serial bus protocol, the device operates as follows.
The master initiates data transfer by establishing a start condition, which consists of a high-to-low transition on the SDA line while SCL is high.
My question is where do I get 'the Arduino controller" and the "12c bus."
In addition, if I use the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) connection I would also need a 12c bus.
I appreciate any help you can give.