Scantinel Photonics Launches New Scanning FMCW LiDAR Silicon Chip for Autonomous Vehicles

Scantinel Photonics Launches New Scanning FMCW LiDAR Silicon Chip for Autonomous Vehicles 16

Scantinel Photoncis GmbH has launched its chip-scale massive-parallelized scanning LiDAR system (OEATM) based on a photonic integrated circuit (PIC). According to Scantinel, the PIC has 256 channels and enables full performance long-range (> 300m) solid-state scanning. Development and fabrication of the PIC were further made possible by a partnership with imec

High Volume Applications

A CMOS-compatible fabrication of the PIC at the wafer-level helps reduce cost, size, and weight, according to Scantinel. In addition, the company says that power for a given LiDAR system can be scaled for high-volume applications, like autonomous cars. “Our unique Optical Enhanced Array is combining the PIC with Scantinel’s own developed optics, which is certainly a groundbreaking development,” said Vladimir Davydenko, co-founder of Scantinel.

Availability

An FMCW LiDAR demonstrator using the PIC with the Optical Enhanced Arrays will be available by the middle of 2021.

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