Osram Opto Semiconductors and Chronoptics Join Forces for 3D ToF Camera Development Kit

Posted Jan 13, 2021

Based on Chronoptics’ patented depth processing algorithms alongside Osram’s infrared VCSEL technologies, both companies are developing a unique 3D ToF camera system with improved performance compared to state-of-the-art iToF cameras. The Chronoptics KEA 3D ToF camera system will be used for industrial, consumer as well as automotive use cases. With its small dimensions of only 100 x 40 x 35 mm the camera is designed for an operating distance between 0.2 to 15 meters and has an ambient light immunity of up to 120.000 lux.

Osram’s Bidos P2433Q VCSEL has been chosen due to its compact form factor, its market-leading performance with regards to power output and module efficiencies of 38% today and upcoming modules with up to 50% as well as its high-volume manufacturing package concept. Richard Conroy, CEO and founder of Chronoptics stated that they simplify the design and the integration of 3D camera solutions into tomorrow’s intelligent products for their partners, leveraging their patented depth processing and deep ToF expertise. Their KEA ToF camera, powered by Osram’s leading VCSEL illumination, is available to accelerate the product development.