TARA2000-AUT – Automotive VCSEL Flood Illuminator for In-Cabin Sensing Applications

TARA2000-AUT Automotive VCSEL Flood Illuminators
TARA2000-AUT Automotive VCSEL Flood Illuminators
TARA2000-AUT Automotive VCSEL Flood Illuminators

AMS has introduced the TARA2000-AUT family of AEC-Q102 automotive Qualified VCSEL (Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser) flood illuminators for automotive applications. The ISO 26262 qualified device is ideal for new optical In-Cabin Sensing (ICS) systems based on 2D NIR imaging or 3D Time-of-Flight sensing which support the next generation of assisted and autonomous driving technologies in vehicles.


The Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) has a high optical power distribution over the whole field of illumination (Fol). This can replace multiple lower-power emitters and offer automotive OEMs savings in space, component count, and cost. The ultra-wide Fol of TARA2000-AUT provides excellent responsiveness in gesture-sensing applications for use by both the driver and passengers. This feature makes them suitable for interior monitoring systems, for instance for the detection of passengers who should be wearing a seat belt, or for detection of baby seats and child passengers for automatic airbag adjustment.


The TARA2000-AUT family is available in two wavelength options, 850nm for systems requiring maximum sensitivity at the CMOS image sensors and 940nm to avoid visible red glow and interference from sunlight.


Key Features of TARA2000-AUT Automotive VCSEL Flood Illuminators

  • >4W optical output power in a pulsed mode
  • 4 product configurations fit different in-cabin sensing applications
  • High power conversion efficiency
  • AECQ-102 and ISO26262 ASIL A compliant
  • 2D barcode for unit-level traceability


Note: More technical information can be found on the TARA2000-AUT family product page.

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