Lumotive, a developer of Light Control Metasurface (LCM) chips, and Gpixel will demonstrate an early version of Lumotive’s M30 Reference Design at the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco. With the design, both companies are hoping to accelerate the adoption of LCM-based software-defined 3D lidar sensors for mobility and industrial applications.

The M30 Reference Design is currently being incorporated into future products from LiDAR developers, ToF camera makers, and industrial OEMs. For these customers and more, Lumotive claims that LCM-based LiDAR sensors offer a variety of benefits – including enhanced outdoor range performance, improved interference mitigation from other sensors, improved point cloud quality, and software-defined scan modes for increased (and application-specific) performance.

Following its presentation at the SPIE Photonics West Conference, both companies expect the design to launch by mid-2023.