Infineon Technologies has introduced a new MEMS scanner solution for consumer applications such as wearables and automotive head-up displays. Comprising of MEMS mirror and MEMS driver, this compact MEMS scanner chipset features an innovative tilting mirror which lays the foundation for a new generation of laser beam scanner (LBS) projectors.
Compared to the existing solutions, this new chipset from Infineon outperforms in terms of performance, size, energy consumption, and system costs. It enables the design of an AR micro-projector which is light in weight and can be aesthetically integrated into all-day-wear eyeglasses and sports glasses.
Charles Chan, head of Infineon’s automotive MEMS product line said:
“Augmented reality solutions enrich real environments with valuable digital data and help people to move around more conveniently and safely in daily life, for business and leisure activities, but especially on the street. Maps, infotainment, or messages projected on everyday glasses guide people to the nearest supermarket or shared car park around the corner. Overlaying valuable information, from route navigation to driver assistance systems, over the car’s complete windshield, instead of just over a small area in front of the driver, is a major step ahead for improving driving safety and convenience.”
The low power consumption feature allows easy integration of small batteries into the frame enabling glasses to be worn conveniently throughout the day without the need to frequently recharge the batteries