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Osram presents new IR laser for short-range LiDAR


65W laser brings autonomous driving one step closer

Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the SPL DP90_3 for high-resolution, near-field detection in LiDAR systems.

Long-range LiDAR is used to detect objects up to approximately 250 meters away. The immediate surroundings of the car must also be reliably captured by short- or mid-range LiDAR, which covers a distance up to approximately 90 meters from the vehicle.

With SPL DP90_3, Osram is presenting a new single-channel pulsed laser that features improved beam quality and particularly compact dimensions. Thanks to its space-saving footprint of just 0.3 mm x 0.6 mm, system manufacturers can create extremely compact designs. An efficiency of around 30 percent helps reduce the overall cost of the system during operation.

With an optical output of 65W at 20 A, the component not only has an absolute unique selling point but is also ideally suited for capturing the immediate vehicle surroundings, ensuring high-resolution images for subsequent systems.

"Groundbreaking decisions are currently being made about which components will be used in which systems for autonomous driving," explains Jörg Strauss, general manager and VP for Visualisation & Laser at Osram Opto Semiconductors. "Thanks to our many years of experience in the development and production of special infrared lasers for LiDAR systems, we enjoy a high level of trust among our customers. The superior quality of our products has further consolidated our strong market position in this area. With the SPL DP90_3, our customers have another choice to help realise their visions for autonomous driving."

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