Former Apple supplier OFilm to launch pure solid-state Lidar

OFilm, a high-technology manufacturing and meeting firm in China, introduced on September 2 that its wholly-owned subsidiary has accomplished the primary technical docking of a pure solid-state lidar along with many home car manufacturing startups.

Compared with conventional lidar, this pure solid-state 2D addressable lidar showcases a number of breakthroughs in expertise. The new lidar system doesn’t have any transferring components and has a decrease value base due to its use of a extra superior VCSEL emitting laser and SPAD detector. The thickness of the ahead distant sensing meeting module is lower than 50mm, which is extra helpful to the car modeling design.

This pure solid-state lidar subverts the design construction of conventional mechanical or semi-mechanical semi-solid-state lidars with its uniform design. The chip mode of its receiving and transmitting modules makes this lidar extra like a “high-end digicam”.

After 20 years of intensive analysis into the sphere of optics and optoelectronics, OFilm has amassed expertise in optical R&D, design and manufacturing, and high-end chip-on-board packaging expertise. Since 2015, OFilm has obtained the provider qualification of greater than 20 home vehicle producers.

The firm additionally hosts an intensive structure of clever driving, electronics and clever central management. It offers optical lenses, cameras, millimeter wave radars, lidars, head-up shows (HUD) and different merchandise.

In latest years, the worldwide clever assisted driving trade has risen quickly. The Global Innovation Index means that the trade may attain $297.3 billion by 2027. Yole estimates that the market scale of lidar, the core sensor of clever assisted driving, will improve from $180 million in 2020 to $5.7 billion in 2026, with a compound annualized progress price of 23%.