Lumileds expanded its family of IR emitter family to include infrared (IR) emitters for automotive applications. The new Luxeon IR Family for Automotive targets both interior and exterior automotive applications, including Driver Monitoring Systems, Gesture-based controls, and Night Vision.
The Luxeon IR Domed Line includes 4 different emission patterns with emission angles of 50°, 60°, 90°, and 150°. The line also features an industry compatible footprint for seamless implementation in existing designs. Lumileds claims that the Luxeon IR Compact Line brings the world’s smallest high-power infrared emitter to the automotive segment. This minuscule size enables miniaturization and gives designers unprecedented freedom for creating custom optical designs.
Both the Luxeon IR Domed Line and Luxeon IR Compact Line use a ceramic substrate for optimal heat dissipation and the company claims that they offer the world’s best thermal conductivity in their class. Lumileds constructed the Luxeon IR Family for Automotive according to the highest industry standards and the IR emitters are compliant with AEC – Q102.
“With the introduction of the Luxeon IR Family for Automotive, Lumileds is offering the automotive industry a range of infrared emitters that will enable further implementation of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the next generation of cars. The Luxeon IR Domed Line for Automotive is ideal for use in interior applications like Driver Monitor Systems (DMS) and Occupancy Detection. The Luxeon IR Compact Line for Automotive is very well suited for integration in exterior optical systems, such as head or tail lights for lane-departing systems, IR illumination at night or during bad weather conditions,” said Wouter Schrama, senior product manager for the Luxeon IR Family.
Lumileds will begin shipping the Luxeon IR Domed Line and the LUXEON IR Compact Line for Automotive at the end of 2018.