Osram announces latest tech for intelligent car headlights
For second generation of Eviyos, Osram is developing a 25,600 pixels on a single LED chip
Two years after the announcement of the world's first hybrid LED 'Eviyos' device for car headlights, Osram Opto Semiconductor says it is starting a new chapter in multi-pixel solutions by integrating more than 25,000 individually controllable pixels in its latest Eviyos LED.
The device has a footprint of 40 mm² and the individual light pixels are brought together to a pixel pitch of 40 µm, creating a particularly space-saving component.
"With more than 25,000 individually controllable pixels, the second generation of Eviyos will bring HD-quality projections onto the road. In the future, vehicles will be able to visually display warnings or symbols to vehicle occupants or other road users," explains Wolfgang Lex, VP and general manager Automotive at Osram Opto Semiconductors. "Car owners can also be greeted by a variety of welcome scenarios when approaching their vehicle thanks to this product." In addition to the outstanding high resolution, the second generation of Eviyos will offer decisive advantages over comparable solutions, especially in terms of energy efficiency and space.
An essential feature of the Eviyos family is that only the pixels that are needed are illuminated for a particular situation. This means that only the necessary energy is consumed - a crucial point, especially for electric vehicles.
The second generation of Eviyos is currently still under development - but it already shows how automotive lighting will change in the coming years. They can fade out areas with unprecedented precision, while other areas shine in full light. This technology also opens the door to new fields of application beyond classic lighting. Depending on the application, customers will be able to combine several Eviyos with each other or other conventional LEDs.
At the beginning of 2020, the first generation of the world's first hybrid LED Eviyos, featuring 1,024 individually controllable pixels will be launched to the market. The market launch of the second generation of Eviyos is planned for 2023.