Infrared LED from Osram enables gesture control in cars
Oslon Piccolo combines compact dimensions with high brightness
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and technologies previously designed for mobile devices – such as facial recognition, eye tracking or gesture control – are making their way into cars.
Osram has introduced the Oslon Piccolo compact infrared LED (IRED) to provide a great deal of power in a small package for these applications.
"The advantages of the Oslon Piccolo really pay off when used in conjunction with indoor displays," explains Walter Rothmund, marketing manager for Sensing at Osram Opto Semiconductors. "Thanks to its extremely compact dimensions of only 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm and a package height of only 0.81 mm, the IRED can be installed easily in a small space.”
With a DC power of 1.15 W at 1 A and very fast switching times of 10 ns, the component is suitable as both a constant light source for a camera-based application and for 3D image acquisition with modulated or fast pulsed light. The automotive-qualified component (AEC-Q102) is available in two different wavelengths: 850 nm (SFH 4170S A01) and 940 nm (SFH 4180S A01).