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Osram Opto Semiconductors' IR Lasers Deployed for Assisted Driving

Photonics Spectra
May 2018
High-power IR pulse lasers from Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH are helping speed the adoption of autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

A long-range IR 4D camera concept from Vergence Automation Inc. uses 190 Osram IR LEDs. When applied to autonomous vehicle use, 4D imaging will be a boon to computer vision, machine learning and deep learning.

“Osram is a great technology partner for developing our 4D camera that utilizes a patented 4D pixel to perform 3D image creation,” said Jamie Retterath, chief product officer at Vergence. “The 4D pixel has the potential to displace TOF for all future 3D imaging applications.”

The GazeT Driver Monitoring Global Shutter Image Sensor Demo System from ON Semiconductor uses Osram’s 940-nm IR LEDs. Osram lasers dedicated to lidar applications are based on the company’s efficient, high-power IR pulse laser with a 905-nm wavelength. The laser’s short pulse length allows systems operating at high optical power levels to realize large detection ranges while still being safe for the naked eye.

“Osram is pleased to be working with leading companies to enable widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles and ADAS, which will change the future of driving,” said Rajeev Thakur, regional marketing manager at Osram Opto Semiconductors. “Joining forces with companies like Vergence Automation and ON Semiconductor is a testament to Osram’s leadership in the development and future of autonomous vehicles.”


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