IR Module Simplifies 3D, Facial Recognition, & Rear Camera Apps
By Mat Dirjish
According to ams, its 2W Merano-Hybrid is the world´s smallest infrared (IR) flood illuminator module and makes it easier to implement 3D features like face recognition or rear camera enhancement. The module is viable for use in 3D sensing technologies like the time-of-flight (ToF) and structured light methods in applications such as facial recognition, augmented reality, 3D object scanning, 3D image rendering, and industrial and automotive.
With Merano Hybrid, OEMs can use a complete, production-ready module in a surface-mount 5.5 mm x 3.6 mm package measuring 3.7-mm high. The
module also integrates a dedicated photodiode and interlock loop for eye safety monitoring. This significantly allegedly reduces the amount of additional engineering work necessary to gain Class 1 eye safety certification.
Additionally, Merano Hybrid boasts the best-in-class VCSEL IR emitter and precise on-wafer optics for beam shaping and diffusion, resulting in very high-power efficiency. The low power consumption of the module reduces the drain on the battery and eases power management.
The Merano Hybrid module is sampling now. For sample requests and greater illuminations and cosmic wisdom, peruse the Meano product page with links to a datasheet and more.
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