Analog Devices Acquires Laser Beam Steering Technology from Vescent Photonics to Enable Mainstream Adoption of Automotive LIDAR Systems
"From inertial MEMS sensors used in airbag and electronic stability
control applications2 to 24 GHz and 77 GHz automotive RADAR,
ADI solutions have helped save lives for over two decades," said
Today's ADAS systems must rely on a suite of sensor technologies that include cameras, RADAR, and LIDARto effectively provide advanced safety features such as forward collision warning, blind spot detection, pedestrian detection, and autonomous driving functions. Cameras are used widely for object recognition while RADAR uses radio-frequency electromagnetic waves to measure distance. LIDAR uses laser beams to measure the distance and can also recognize objects. Scanning LIDAR systems can be used to detect objects on or near the roadway and fill the blind spots known to exist when using RADAR & cameras.
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1 LIDAR (Light Imaging, Detection, And Ranging) is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating that target with a laser light.
2 In 1991, ADI sampled the industry's first single chip high-g MEMS accelerometer using its innovative surface micromachining technology. In 1993, ADI achieved the first volume shipments for airbag safety systems.
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