High-resolution, High-performance SWIR Image Sensor

1/1.4" 5.32MPIMX992 1/1.8" 3.21MPIMX993 Overview SWIR (short-wavelength infrared) band light is increasingly used for inspection, measurement, and monitoring applications that aim to make the invisible world visible. IMX992 and IMX993 SWIR image sensors are equipped with Sony’s original SenSWIR™ technology to offer even higher resolution and higher performance than comparable sensors. The small pixel size of 3.45μm achieves high resolution even with their compact size. Noise reduction mode can be enabled as the environment re...
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The ams OSRAM SFH 7018 enables improved quality of heart rate and blood oxygen measurements for wearables

The new SFH 7018 red/green/IR LED increases total radiant intensity by more than 40 percent over the previous generation product. The green emitter’s radiant intensity is more than 100 percent higher in one of the two versions of the product. Internal research shows that the SFH 7018 is one of the highest performing products on the market. Brighter LEDs in combination with two-cavity design enable higher accuracy for heart rate and blood oxygen saturation measurements. The compact form factor and the optimal LED spacing improve system performance and in...
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trinamiX develops the world’s first consumer spectroscopy module for smartphones together with LUMILEDS and VIAVI

To explore new ways of driving the high-quality development of the ultra-high-definition audio industry with “technology + art”, the 2023 UWA Summit & World UHD Video Industry Alliance Member Conference was successfully held from November 21 to 23 in Shenzhen. Ledman, a member unit of UWA, was invited to the conference. Ledman 8K Micro LED UHD display appeared and offered product experience services at the UHD Ecological Experience Exhibition, an ecological display of 8k UHD video represented by the “hundred cities and thous...
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ROHM’s New High Power 120W Laser Diode for LiDAR: Increasing Measurement Range by Reducing Wavelength Temperature Dependence by 66%

ROHM has developed a high-power laser diode - the RLD90QZW8. It is ideal for industrial equipment and consumer applications requiring distance measurement and spatial recognition. In recent years, LiDAR is being increasingly adopted in a wide range of applications that require automation - including AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), robot vacuums, and autonomous vehicles - where it is necessary to accurately measure distance and recognize space. In this context, there is a need to improve the performance and output of laser diodes when used as light sources to incre...
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Enabot launches intelligent EBO X robot – the cooperation of ZLG and ams OSRAM made a significant contribution, enabling a new trend of home companionship

TMF8821 can output multiple point distance values, enabling the robot to perform obstacle avoidance, fall prevention, and assisted mapping capabilities TMF8821 boasts exceptional range finding performance and excellent resistance to sunlight interference, enabling reliable detection in various lighting environments TMF8821 has simple production line calibration, which is completed in a single step ZLG provides algorithmic technology support to optimize functionality Shanghai, China, November 28, 2023 — ams OSRAM (SIX stock code: AMS ),...
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Apple iPhone 16 Concept Includes LiDAR Scanner for Vision Pro AR Compatibility

It will be nearly a year until we see the iPhone 16, but both the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max are reported to see some big changes. Firstly, the iPhone 16 Pro allegedly measures 6.3 inches and the iPhone 16 Pro Max 6.9 inches. Jia, also known as Upinthezone, provides us with their iPhone 16 concept, which incorporates Spatial Video, a LiDAR Scanner, and the Action Button. Other expected features are the A17 Bionic chip, 8GB of RAM in the base model, a Qualcomm Snapdragon X75 modem in the iPhone 16 Pro, and WiFi 7 connectivity. Use...
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Vancouver International Airport Deploys Quanergy 3D LiDAR Solution to Improve Passenger Journey

Leading LiDAR Solution Overcomes Legacy Challenges to Deliver Significant Cost Savings and Enhanced Operational Efficiency SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Quanergy Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of 3D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) security solutions, was chosen by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to analyze footfall and passenger journey and ultimately improve passenger happiness. Quanergy’s solution surpassed the capabilities of existing solutions and delivered accurate, data-driven insigh...
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“Infrared Light Sources” that Support Safe Driving: How Stanley Electric’s IR LEDs and VCSELs Contribute to High-performance Driver Monitoring Systems

Development and installation of systems for monitoring a driver, occupants, and vehicle interior have been progressing to enhance automobile safety. Since these systems require enhanced sensing performance, advances are also required in the light sources used for the sensors. Stanley Electric has moved quickly to address these demands by working to introduce automotive infrared VCSELs to the market and to expand its lineup of infrared LEDs. Advances in light sources demanded by new automotive applications The automotive industry is forging ahead with the development of a ...
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GE Uses Cabinless Self-Driving Trucks for Deliveries

Einride's cabinless truck uses cameras, lidar and radar sensors for its self-driving functionality and is remotely monitored Swedish company Einride’s distinctive unmanned cabinless truck is now performing regular commercial deliveries for GE Appliances (GEA). The deployment marks the latest stage in the blossoming relationship between the two firms. Last year, Einride and GEA successfully completed the first pilot of an electric autonomous heavy-duty vehicle without a driver on board on public roads in the United States. The groundbreaking pilot operat...
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Innoviz Named as CES 2024 Innovation Awards Honoree for InnovizCore AI Compute Module

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Innoviz Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: INVZ) (the "Company" or "Innoviz"), a leading Tier-1 supplier of high-performance, automotive grade LiDAR sensors and perception software, today announced that it has been named a CES® 2024 Innovation Awards Honoree for the all-new InnovizCore, and is competing for the "Best of Innovation" distinction to be announced ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show happening January 9-12 in Las Vegas, NV. The CES Innovation Awards ...
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Hesai Announces Automotive Lidar Design Win for Multiple Series Production Vehicles with Great Wall Motors

November 14, 2023, PALO ALTO, Calif. - Today, Hesai Technology (Nasdaq: HSAI) announced an automotive lidar design win with Great Wall Motors (hereinafter referred to as "GWM"). Multiple passenger vehicle models from GWM will be equipped with Hesai's ultra-high resolution long range lidar AT128, with plans for mass production and delivery starting in 2024. Lidar is unaffected by changes in ambient light, providing 3D perception capability with high reliability. As a result, it has become a critical sensor for smart vehicles. GWM's u...
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Vital signs monitoring capabilities get a boost thanks to ams OSRAM’s ultra-low noise AFE sensor technology for wearables

Highly integrated, the new ultra-low power AS7058 supports sophisticated PPG applications and ECG and electrodermal activity measurements AS7058 AFE introduces body impedance measurement feature, to enable wearable devices to analyze body composition Designed for wearables such as smart watches, smart rings, smart bracelets and more Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (13 November 2023) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in intelligent sensors and emitters, today launches the AS7058, an analog front end (AFE) which enables manuf...
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Polestar 4 To Integrate Luminar LiDAR with Mobileye Chauffeur

GOTHENBURG, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polestar is working with Luminar, a leading automotive technology company, and Mobileye, a global leader in autonomous driving solutions, to enhance safety and the future autonomous driving capabilities of Polestar 4 with the integration of Luminar’s next-generation LiDAR technology with Mobileye's Chauffeur platform. Announced in August, Polestar 4 is planned to be the first production car to feature Mobileye Chauffeur, now with Luminar LiDAR, which builds upon the full-surround camera-based...
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Chinese lidar maker gets US patent infringement claim terminated

Chinese lidar maker Hesai had a patent infringement claim against it by U.S. lidar maker Ouster terminated, but the case will go on in federal court. (Image: Hesai Group) The International Trade Commission has terminated a patent infringement suit by an American lidar maker against a Chinese competitor. But the case will continue in federal court. San Francisco-based Ouster Inc. sued Shanghai-based Hesai Group in April, seeking to bar Hesai from importing certain autonomous vehicle technology to the U.S. The ITC did not address the merits of Ouster&rsquo...
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SILC launches four versions of FMCW LiDAR vision sensor

SILC in Germany has launched four LiDAR sensors using FMCW technology from short distances to over 1,250 meters. The four specialized Eyeonic Vision Systems from SILC cover a wide range of applications using the frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) LiDAR laser sensing technology. “Since the launch of the Eyeonic Vision System, our collaboration with various OEMs revealed distinct vision requirements, necessitating multiple versions of our solution,” said Mehdi Asghari, SiLC founder and CEO. Indie, SILC team for ...
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Veovo introduces lidar technology to airport management platform

Veovo has introduced new lidar technology to its Intelligent Airport Platform. The system uses advanced 3D mapping and precise object detection, taking airport situational awareness to new heights. The addition of lidar strengthens Veovo’s solution for people flow management. The technology can cover large areas inside and outside the airport, even in low-light conditions, and can handle different airport layouts – high or low ceilings, long corridors or wide-open spaces. In addition to anonymously measuring passengers, lidar can track moving objects around the airpo...
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Kyoto Semiconductor announces 14 products of SWIR type reflective sensor; KPR series

Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshihisa Shinya, Headquarters: Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi, Japan), a leader in optical device solutions with Japanese quality manufacturing based on world-class technology, has announced 14 products of SWIR*1 type reflective sensor “KPR series”. Development Background The SWIR type reflective sensor "KPR series" was developed expecting to be used in a wide range of applications such as the medical and healthcare fields, analysis and measurement fields, office electronic equipment fields...
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New Compact VCSEL Proximity Sensor Contributes to Greater Miniaturization and Battery Capacity in Wireless Earbuds and other Wearable Devices

ROHM has developed a compact 2.0mm × 1.0mm proximity sensor, the RPR-0720, optimized for applications requiring attachment/detachment and proximity detection. As the use of IoT continues to grow, sensor devices that play a critical role are requiring greater miniaturization and functionality. ROHM offers a lineup of proximity sensors that combine light emitting and receiving elements in a single package, providing unmatched versatility that has led to widespread adoption in a range of applications, from mobile devices to industrial equipment. Particularly for weara...
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Introducing the REDSCAN mini-Pro Security Sensor

Featuring Newly Developed Infrared LED Lighting Technology for Clear Nighttime Video Optex Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, President & CEO: Toru Kamimura, hereinafter “Optex”) will launch the REDSCAN mini-Pro (hereinafter the “product”) in Japan on September 20, 2023. The product is a high-performance laser scan sensor that can identify an object’s size, distance from the sensor, and speed. In normal mode, a single sensor can be used to cover a 20 × 20 m detection area, ensuring a robust ...
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To simplify the design process Morpholio has updated its Trace app to pair with RoomPlan, Apple’s LiDAR scanner

Updates to Morpholio’s Trace allow designers to start off a new project with a RoomPlan scan and then sketch ideas directly on the digital model. (Melissa Velarde) Gone are the days when architects needed to rely on tape measures, or even laser scanning devices, to take measurements of a space and create a digital 3D model. A leapfrog came in June 2022 when Apple unveiled RoomPlan, an expansion to its ARKit 2.0 augmented reality feature for iPhones and iPads that uses the camera and LiDAR scanner to create a 3D version of a room. At an Apple Event yesterd...
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Apple introduces the advanced new Apple Watch Series 9

Featuring breakthrough capabilities for the world’s most popular watch and Apple’s first carbon neutral products Apple Watch Series 9 brings new capabilities to the world’s best-selling watch while achieving a significant environmental milestone. CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today introduced Apple Watch Series 9, bringing new features to the world’s best-selling watch and achieving a significant environmental milestone. Apple Watch Series 9 is more powerful than ever with the new S9 SiP, which increases performance and capabiliti...
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Pre-Sales of Mojave Flash LiDAR Now Available Through Brevan Electronics

Highest Performing Near-field, Software-definable Flash LiDAR Provides Affordable, Powerful Sensing Capabilities for Robotics, Agriculture, and Industrial Applications PreAct’s Mojave LiDAR is a high-performance, low-cost sensor solution that addresses the needs of a variety of applications including smart cities, robotics, cargo monitoring, education & university research, building monitoring, patient monitoring, agricultural, and much more. (Photo: Business Wire)     PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PreAct Technol...
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Neomow X robot lawn mower with LiDAR SLAM navigation system

Neomow X robot lawn mower with LiDAR SLAM navigation system. Credit: Hookii Robotic lawnmowers are becoming increasingly popular due to their convenience and ability to save time and effort. Although robotic lawnmowers have made significant advancements over the years, many still require users to lay down perimeter wires to define the mowing area and clear the lawn of any obstacles to ensure the mower does not get stuck or damaged. Well, such is not the case with Neomow X robotic lawnmowers. Developed by a Hong Kong company, Hookii, the Neomow X is the first-of-i...
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Hesai’s AT128 Automotive Lidar Debuts in Europe with Luxury EV HiPhi Z’s German Sales Launch

September 5th, 2023, Munich - Hesai Technology (Nasdaq: HSAI), a global leader in automotive lidar, today announced its European market debut with its world-class automotive lidar. Hesai’s AT128 lidar will be at the core of the Human Horizons HiPhi Z’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The luxury electric vehicle is now available for sale in Germany and Norway. The HiPhi Z combines the latest technological innovations with the comforts of a luxury vehicle. It operates with a multi-sensor ADAS, featuring the Hesai AT128 at its c...
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Coherent’s Chuck Mattera on growing a $5 billion company

II-VI was founded 50 years ago as a specialized materials company. Today, as Coherent, it has technology platforms in multiple verticals and end markets. Coherent’s chair and CEO explains how it happened. Chuck Mattera, chair and CEO of Coherent, formerly II-VI, has spent a lifetime building businesses by harnessing breakthrough technologies. At Coherent, he has championed a strategy focused on acquisitions to achieve scale and deliver innovations in the industrial, communications, electronics, and instrumentation markets. McKinsey’s André Andon...
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Hesai and Webasto Collaborate on Lidar Integration on Roof Sensor Module for ADAS

September 4, 2023, Munich - Hesai Technology (Nasdaq: HSAI), the global leader in automotive lidar, announced today a partnership with Webasto, the leading global automotive supplier of roof systems. Hesai will provide automotive lidar sensors to Webasto for its Roof Sensor Module for passenger cars with ADAS. Hesai’s AT128 long range lidar has been integrated in Webasto’s current Roof Sensor Module, which features several cameras and lidars. Webasto system includes an entire sensor set, together with other antennas, concealed under a full-surface pol...
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Polestone 01 Officially Debuts - the World's First Vehicle Model to Feature Hesai's Cutting-Edge Fully Solid-State Lidar

Polestone 01, a full-size luxury SUV model was officially released on August 22. Its powerful intelligent driving system features a long-range lidar - AT128, and two blind-spot fully solid-state lidars - FT120. The combination of three lidars covers a horizontal FOV of 280°, providing ultra-high resolution 3D perception capability. Polestone 01 is also the world's first series-production vehicle model to feature fully solid-state lidars. As a family-size SUV model designed for outdoor adventures, Polestone 01 has a commanding exterior design while offeri...
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Aeva to Showcase High Performance Automotive 4D LiDAR at IAA Mobility 2023

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aeva® (NYSE: AEVA), a leader in next-generation sensing and perception systems, today announced it will demonstrate its high performance 4D LiDAR™ technology for the automotive industry at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich, the world's leading platform for the future of mobility, sustainability and technology. Aeva’s Aeries™ II 4D LiDAR delivers next generation sensing and perception performance using Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) technology to simultane...
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Vishay Shrinks Down VCSEL-based Reflective Optical Sensor

Vishay's new optical sensor packs a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and a silicon phototransistor in a 1.85 mm x 1.2 mm x 0.6 mm package. Showing that big advancements can come in small packages, Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new reflective optical sensor for a slew of applications. The new sensor builds on Vishay’s existing optoelectronics portfolio to offer designers a new option with critical performance and size improvements over previous generations. The VCNT2030 offers a performance boost over previous generations in a smaller de...
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Imec integrates thin-film pinned photodiode into superior short-wave-infrared imaging sensors

Results published in Nature Electronics unlock the potential of thin-film sensors in infrared imaging LEUVEN (Belgium), 14 August, 2023—Imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presents the successful integration of a pinned photodiode structure in thin-film image sensors. With the addition of a pinned-photogate and a transfer gate, the superior absorption qualities of thin-film imagers -beyond one µm wavelength- can finally be exploited, unlocking the potential of sensing light beyond the visible in a cost-effi...
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Tokushima, Japan - 6 December 2023: Nichia, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LED, is scheduled to launch two new UV LEDs in March 2024: UV-B LED with a peak wavelength of 308nm and U... READ MORE

High current density, very low thermal resistance and low-profile mean that lighting equipment manufacturers can increase brightness while reducing system size Flat LED package for easy integration and closest mounting of optics to light emitt... READ MORE