Lumotive and Lumentum Introduce Beam-Steering Chip Design for Next-Gen 3D Lidar
Lumotive, the developer of Light Control Metasurface (LCM) beam steering chips enabling the next generation of 3D sensors, and Lumentum Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products, have jointly announced the availability of the M30 Reference Design, a complete software-defined sensor implementation to enable rapid adoption of LCM-based solid-state beam steering technology. The M30 Reference Design integrates Lumotive’s LCM beam steering chip with Lumentum’s M52-100 multi-junction VCSEL array.
“Lumentum’s high-performance, multi-junction VCSEL arrays have unique and powerful advantages such as increased energy efficiency and scanning accuracy, critical for all-electronic, 3D LiDAR sensor solutions,” said Rakinder Grover, vice president of strategy and partnerships at Lumotive. “The M30 reference design seamlessly integrates Lumentum’s M52-100 VCSEL array technology with Lumotive’s transformative beam steering chips. The result is a software-definable, immediately deployable lidar sensor solution that addresses both the low power and small footprint requirements of short to long-range mobility and industrial applications.”
The M30 Reference Design, which includes Lumotive’s LCM beam steering chip and Lumentum’s M52-100 multi-junction vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) array, is available now for evaluation. Lumotive said it will showcase the advanced features of LCM beam steering technology at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, Jan 28 – Feb. 2.
For more details on Lumotive’s robotic solutions, visit its website here. To learn more about Lumentum and its offerings, visit its website here.