Osram has developed an extremely compact infrared LED (IRED) for its Oslon Piccolo to better enable complex designs for interior functions, such as in-car gesture control.

“Mobile applications, such as facial recognition, are influencing the design of interior displays of autonomous vehicles, meaning that manufacturers need to find ways to accommodate a range of advanced features in a small space," said Mike Godwin, Director of Automotive LED Lighting at Osram Opto Semiconductors in North America. "Because of its extremely compact dimensions of only 1.6 mm x 1.6 mm and a package height of only 0.81 mm, the Oslon Piccolo can be installed easily in a small space, making it perfect for interactive automotive applications.”

With a DC power of 1.15 W at 1 A and switching times of 10 ns, the component is predicted to be used as both a constant light source for a camera-based application and for 3D image acquisition with modulated or fast pulsed light. The automotive-qualified component (AEC-Q102) is available in two different wavelengths: 850 nm (SFH 4170S A01) and 940 nm (SFH 4180S A01).  

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