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TriLumina, a Stage 1 Ventures portfolio company and the worlds leading provider of solid-state VCSEL laser array technology, today announced a collaboration with Analog Devices for a new integrated, solid-state illuminator module for automotive FLASH LiDAR systems.

The integration of TriLumina’s innovative Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) array laser emitters with ADI’s patent pending high-speed pulse laser driver enables a best-in-class illuminator achieving high optical power output in a single, small surface mount IC package.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) incorporate a suite of sensors for safety features such as collision avoidance, pedestrian detection, and a multiplicity of autonomous driving functions. Future car safety systems rely on the sensor fusion of cameras, RADAR, and LiDAR. LiDAR is the link between cameras and RADAR as it provides both object recognition and distance measurements. Current automotive LiDAR solutions have significant drawbacks such as bulky mechanical size, poor reliability, and high cost. TriLumina’s collaboration with established automotive supplier ADI, overcomes these current weaknesses to enable mass-market deployment of LiDAR systems.

Additional information can be found in the TriLumina press release.