SiLC Technologies, Inc. (SiLC), recognized for advancing the state of machine vision, has announced the launch of the Eyeonic Vision System, a compact and powerful coherent vision system. SiLC said the new system features the highest resolution, precision and longest range while remaining the only FMCW LiDAR solution to offer polarization information.
The Eyeonic Vision System integrates the company’s photonics technology into a turnkey vision solution – a highly flexible subsystem that reduces time to market for manufacturers seeking to incorporate machine vision into their products, SiLC said. Targeted to robotics, autonomous vehicles, smart cameras and other advanced products, the Eyeonic Vision System delivers high levels of vision perception to identify and avoid objects with very low latency, even at distances of greater than 1 km. At the heart of the Eyeonic Vision System is the company’s fully integrated silicon photonics chip. With roughly 10 milli-degrees of angular resolution coupled with mm-level precision, it provides more than 10x the definition and precision of legacy LiDAR offerings, the company said. This enables the Eyeonic Vision Sensor to measure the shape and distance of objects with high precision at great distances.
“Our goal is to change the status quo for machine vision,” said Mehdi Asghari, SiLC founder and CEO. “When bringing vision to machines the criticality of ranging precision, direct monitoring of motion through instantaneous velocity, spatial resolution for recognition of fine features and polarization for material detection cannot be understated. For machines to augment our lives they must have a vision solution that is powerful, compact, scalable, and unaffected by environmental conditions including interference from other systems. Our groundbreaking technology will empower the next generation of machine vision applications with bionic vision that will exceed that of humans and yet be compact, cost effective and power efficient.”
The new Vision System couples the Eyeonic Vision Sensor and a digital processing solution based on a powerful FPGA. The compact, flexible architecture of the new system enables synchronization of multiple vision sensors for unlimited points/second. The Eyeonic Vision System supports multiple scanner options and is accompanied by a broad range of accessories.
SiLC said its 4D LiDAR chip has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan as ideally positioned to disrupt the global LiDAR market and the company has been named a Cool Vendor in Silicon Photonics by Gartner. Investors in SiLC include Dell Technology Capital, Sony Innovation Fund by IGV, FLUXUNIT – ams OSRAM Ventures, UMC Capital, Alter Ventures and Epson.
To learn more, visit the SiLC website here.