VoxelSensors and OQmented collaborate on laser
BRUSSELS, Belgium and ITZEHOE, Germany, Dec. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VoxelSensors, the inventor of Switching Pixels®, a revolutionary 3D perception technology, and OQmented, the technology leader in MEMS-based AR/VR display and 3D perception solutions, have entered into a strategic partnership. The collaboration focuses on the system integration and commercialization of a high-performance 3D perception system for AR/VR/MR and XR devices. Both companies will demonstrate this system and their technology during CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
Change pixels® solve major challenges in 3D perception for AR/VR/MR/XR devices. The solution is based on laser beam scanning (LBS) technology to deliver accurate and reliable 3D sensing without compromising power consumption, data latency or size. VoxelSensors key patented technologies ensure optimal operation under any lighting condition and with simultaneous systems. Their new sensor architecture provides asynchronous detection of an active light source or pattern. Instead of acquiring frames, each pixel within the sensor array only generates an event when active light signals are detected, with a repetition rate of up to 100 MHz.
This system is enabled by OQmented’s unique Lissajous scan pattern: unlike raster scanning which works line by line to complete a frame, the Lissajous tracks scan much faster and are created very power-efficiently. They can capture full scenes and fast movements significantly faster and require less data processing. This makes this particular technique essential for the low latency and the power efficiency of the combined perception system.
“The partnership with VoxelSensors is a great opportunity to unlock the potential of Lissajous laser beam scanning for 3D perception in lightweight Augmented Reality glasses,” said Ulrich Hofmann, co-CEO/CTO and co-founder of OQmented. “We are proud to deliver the most efficient scanning solution worldwide that enables our partner’s amazing products, bringing us one step closer to our goal of allowing product developers to build powerful yet stylish AR glasses.”
“At VoxelSensors, we wanted to revolutionize the perception industry. For too long, innovation in our space has focused on data processing, when there is so much efficiency to be gained when working at the frontiers of photonics and physics. Combined with OQmented technology, we have the ability to transform the industry, enabling strong social impact in various verticals, such as Augmented and Virtual Reality,” explains Johannes Peeters, founder and CEO of VoxelSensors. “Blending the physical and virtual worlds will create amazing experiences for consumers and productivity gains in the enterprise world.”
This collaboration between two fabulous deep-tech semiconductor startups demonstrates Europe’s innovation capabilities in the race to produce next-generation technologies for AR/XR/VR and many other applications. This is crucial to Europe’s strategic goal of increasing its market share in semiconductors through key contributions from EU fabless companies as part of the European Chips Act.
VoxelSensors is the creator of a new category of efficient 3D perception solutions for blending the physical and the digitally augmented and virtual worlds. Its proprietary and patented Switching Pixels technology achieves unprecedented low power consumption, latency and computational complexity. Switching Pixels is a game changer that unlocks the true potential of fully immersive experiences for consumer electronics and enterprise AR / VR / MR wearables and various other industries. For more information, see https://www.voxelsensors.com
OQmented is a deep technology company that develops and sells ultra-compact LBS displays for Augmented Reality devices and best-in-class 3D sensing solutions for mobile and stationary applications. The unique Lissajous scanning pattern in combination with the vacuum encapsulation technology and proprietary electronics and software enable new product categories in consumer and various other industries. With extensive MEMS production experience, OQmented designs effectively for high-volume production. Further information can be found at www.oqmented.com
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