Written by Dr. Michael Richter 

Scantinel Photonics launches groundbreaking 2. generation FMCW LiDAR silicon chip to bring “SingleChip LiDAR” into reality

Ulm, Germany, July 03, 2023 – Scantinel Photonics GmbH, a globally leading FMCW LiDAR company, has unveiled the second generation of its chip-scale massively parallelized photonic integrated circuit (PIC). This remarkable achievement propels Scantinel closer to its ultimate goal of developing a "Single Chip LiDAR" solution. The photonic chip offers an exceptional combination of high pixel rate and high signal-to-noise ratio, enabling the capture of outstanding high-quality real-life data. This advancement is made possible by the chip's unparalleled level of integration, setting it apart in the world of LiDAR technology and paving the way for the realization of autonomous driving.

Scantinel Photonics demonstrates integrated, massively parallelized detector and scanning chip sharing the same photonic platform as our integrated laser

Vladimir Davydenko, Co-Founder of Scantinel Photonics
2nd generation FMCW LiDAR silicon chip

“Automotive solid-state scanning LiDAR requires the co-integration of detectors, laser and ultra-low loss solid state scanner on the same CMOS-foundry compatible photonic platform. Scantinel Photonics GmbH demonstrates integrated, massively parallelized detector and scanning chip sharing the same photonic platform as our integrated laser” said Vladimir Davydenko, co-founder of Scantinel.

“The new PIC architecture allows further a full in system calibration leading to significant cost reduction in a volume production environment as it reduces machine investments, fab area and production times” said Andy Zott, Managing director and co-founders of Scantinel.

“This high integration into a single chip LiDAR gives a significant advantage in cost and size over any existing solutions” adds Dr. Michael Richter – Managing Director of Scantinel Photonics.

The launch of Scantinel Photonics' second-generation PIC represents a significant leap forward in its pursuit of a cost-effective and compact LiDAR solution for autonomous driving applications.

About Scantinel Photonics GmbH

Founded in 2019 and based in Ulm, Germany, Scantinel Photonics GmbH is a leading FMCW sensing technology company offering next-generation LiDAR solutions for mobility and industrial applications. Scantinel is backed by ZEISS Ventures, Scania Growth Capital and PhotonDelta. For more information, visit www.scantinel.com

Michael Richter

Dr. Michael Richter

Phone: +49 731 7908 2690 

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