Cepton picks laser source for major ADAS order from ams Osram

Cepton picks laser source for major ADAS order from ams Osram

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Recently, lidar sensor manufacturer Cepton received a major order from one of the top US manufacturers in Detroit to supply a lidar system for a volume vehicle. Due to its volume, the order is considered a milestone in the lidar industry. Now it has been revealed who will supply the laser diodes for these systems. It is ams Osram – the choice for the laser source at the heart of this lidar system is a laser diode that generates radiation in the infrared part of the light spectrum.

With this order, Cepton is expected to become the first lidar company to offer mass-market lidar solutions for ADAS in multiple vehicle models, not just luxury, by 2023.

The edge-emitting laser diode from ams Osram generates radiation with a wavelength of 905 nm. Currently, this is the most commonly used wavelength in lidar solutions as it is considered cost-effective and reliable.

“Our 905 nm lasers are among the most efficient on the market and provide the long-range measurements required for autonomous vehicles in all weather conditions, from rain and snow to fog,” said Jörg Strauss, Senior Vice President and General Manager Visualization & Laser at ams Osram. “We are very pleased to continue our long-standing collaboration with Cepton by providing laser technology for the scalable lidar sensors for the automotive mass market.”

Cepton’s system features multiple laser technology with three epitaxially fabricated emitters stacked on top of each other. The laser source can operate at temperatures up to 125°C.

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