MicroVision has announced that it has delivered product samples for customer evaluation that include the company's latest time-of-flight ASICs. These new ASICs have specialized circuitry that enables MicroVision's MEMS scanners to be used as LiDAR sensors.
According to the company, their MicroVision Time-of-Flight (MTOF) ASICs were developed specifically for use with the company's MEMS scanners and other system components to create highly accurate, small form-factor LiDAR sensors that capture 3D point clouds of the area in front of the device.
The MTOF ASICS were developed on a high-performance RF process and MicroVision stated that the devices achieve their low power and low cost objectives.
"Our MTOF ASICS represent a tangible step forward in our goal to bring small, inexpensive LiDAR-based products to the consumer, smart home, and automotive markets. Our interactive projector for IoT applications, and our consumer LiDAR for smart home and office applications will use these ASICS," said Perry Mulligan, MicroVision's Chief Executive Officer.
MicroVision is working to bring to market LiDAR sensors for various applications that have point cloud densities of 5 million to 20 million points per seconds in resolutions of approximately 720 vertical lines. These products are expected to be available for volume production in early 2019.