Lumotive and Lumentum Launch M30 Reference Design for Next-Gen LiDAR Sensors

SEATTLE and SAN JOSE, Calif. – Lumotive and Lumentum Holdings have announced the availability of the M30 Reference Design, a complete sensor implementation of their software-defined LiDAR solution. The design integrates Lumotive’s Light Control Metasurface (LCM) beam steering chips and Lumentum’s M52-100 multi-junction VCSEL array. Lumotive will demonstrate the LCM beam steering technology at SPIE Photonics West 2023 in San Francisco.

According to Rakinder Grover, Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships at Lumotive, the M30 Reference Design offers a software-definable LiDAR solution that meets the low power and small footprint requirements of short to long-range mobility and industrial applications. LiDAR sensors based on LCM electronic beam steering have several advantages over traditional flash illumination solutions, including improved outdoor range performance, software-defined scan modes, reduced multipath effects, and high power density in a small form factor.

Matt Everett, Senior Director of Product Line Management at Lumentum’s Imaging and Sensing Business Unit, said the M30 Reference Design provides outstanding performance and the ability to adjust the field-of-view and region of interest. The design is currently being evaluated by several leading LiDAR developers, Tier 1 automotive suppliers, and industrial OEMs. The solution with enhanced performance optimized for volume manufacturing is expected to be available by mid-2023 and will be demonstrated at SPIE Photonics West 2023.


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