The latest MEMS scanner from Infineon Technologies AG, comprising a MEMS mirror and MEMS driver, allows completely new product designs for eyeglasses and head-up displays. Its miniature size and low power consumption are the basis for making augmented reality (AR) more widely available for consumer applications such as wearables and for automotive head-up displays.
“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,” said Charles Chan, head of Infineon’s automotive MEMS product line. “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.”
Infineon’s MEMS scanner chipset features an innovative tilting mirror which lays the foundation for a new generation of laser beam scanner (LBS) projectors. Compared to alternative system designs and competitive MEMS scanner systems, Infineon’s new chipset stands out in terms of performance, size, energy consumption and competitive system costs.