CMOS Image Sensor-Based Chips for Laser LiDAR 2018-01-11T18:22:18+00:00

CMOS Image Sensor-Based Chips for Laser LiDAR

Overview

Newsight Imaging develops affordable Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor-based chips, which can be customized for high volume markets in the following industries:

  • Autonomous home appliance robots (vacuum cleaning and mopping robots)
  • Automotive visual safety solutions
  • Drones

Our innovative chip is ideal for applications that require the following characteristics:

  • Cost effectiveness – ideal solution for high volume and competitive markets
  • Low power consumption – suitable for rechargeable and battery-operated products
  • High performance – excellent for application that require intensive algorithms and calculations
  • Analog and digital integration – non-disruptive coexistence

Newsight’s cutting edge technology combines digital processing with analog units on the same chip, offering best-in-class performance, accuracy, high resolution, sensitivity, re-chargeability and portability. The ease of use and superb technology make our products the ideal choice for high volume manufacturers.

Our image sensor chip technology uses BSI (back-illuminated sensor) technology, which improves pixel sensitivity by reducing metal reflections and offers an adjusted pixel size capability, making it an ideal choice for many applications.

Our close partnership with fabrication plants (FABs) enables us to use advanced CMOS Image Sensors (CIS) technologies, such as backside illumination (BSI) which improves pixel sensitivity and helps reduce noise to allow high accuracy in LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) applications.

Newsight’s highly expert development team has acquired extensive knowledge of the semiconductor technology enabling it to create a patent pending, breakthrough CMOS image sensor-based chip that dramatically enhances our customers’ ability to develop innovative products.

Competitive Advantage

Newsight’s highly expert development team has acquired extensive knowledge of the semiconductor technology enabling it to create a patent pending, breakthrough CMOS image sensor-based chip that dramatically enhances our customers’ ability to develop innovative products.

Our Technology offers the following advantages over the competition:

  • Cost Effectiveness – Superior solution for high-volume and mass production markets unmatched by any existing competitor
  • Performance – Enables high frame rate and processing capabilities
  • Customization – Highly flexible design for purpose-built applications
  • Sensitivity – High sensitivity and dynamic range
  • Power Consumption – Suitable for handheld and portable devices
  • Integration – Integrates analog sensor with SOC modules

Target Markets

Our CMOS laser LiDAR image-based sensors offer an excellent solution for:

Automotive visual safety solutions

Newsight’s CMOS laser LiDAR image sensor-based chips provide the utmost sensitivity, performance and accuracy for visual safety solutions.

Distance alert helps the driver keep a proper distance from nearby vehicles and potential hazards. The driver can select the distance to be maintained from the car in front and back. If the distance becomes shorter than the selected value, the driver receives visual information. The distance alert is aimed to help the driver using 3D imaging technology to seamlessly estimate speed and distance. It is an intelligent sensing – vision based technology in active and passive automotive safety systems that uses cameras for remote sensing.

With the advantage of higher resolution for better object recognition, cameras are already being deployed in applications such as rear-view enhancement, night vision, and lane departure warning.

Autonomous robotic home appliances

Newsight’s sensors provide sharp and clear images that accurately map the indoor environment.

Autonomous home appliances, such as a service mopping and vacuum cleaning robots, require CMOS image sensor technology that can create highly accurate mapping and include obstacle detection and object avoidance systems. These appliances rely on receiving high resolution images and accurate data pertaining to objects and their distance from the device to avoid them.

Robotic manufacturers have a growing need, therefore, for sensor technology that will allow them to build more precise, efficient and real-time image analysis. Newsight builds CMOS image-based sensors for laser LiDAR that are designed with the exact characteristics and requirements for the autonomous home appliances robotic market.

Drones

Newsight’s CMOS image sensor-based chip is designed to provide efficient, reliable and precise real-time image processing for drones.

Drone manufacturers are required to deliver a highly precise, geo-reference of 3D images and mapping capabilities. They use laser LiDAR, which is a relatively new land surveying technique based on high precision laser scanners to allow the positioning and orientation of a laser beam as it hits an object, to a high degree of accuracy.

Drones for laser LiDAR require building a real time outdoor terrain map from high elevation with imagery that reveals objects hidden in vegetation as well as below ground level.

Newsight’s CMOS image sensors have the sensitivity, customization and high-volume measurement capability required to create real time, ultra-high-resolution aerial data maps for drones that will enable our customers to take informed and targeted actions.