Measuring, controlling and evaluating - When it comes to pioneering automation and digitalisation technology, the ifm group is a pioneer and partner. Since the foundation in 1969 ifm has developed, produced and sold sensors, controllers, software and systems for industrial automation and digitalisation worldwide. Today, the family-run ifm group is in the second generation. It has more than 7,000 employees in 85 countries and is one of the worldwide market leaders. ifm combines the internationality and innovative strength of a growing group of companies with the flexibility and close customer contact of a medium-sized company.
A strong partnership that already brought the first-ever 3D ToF camera to a smartphone is now extending 3D depth-sensing technology to millions of devices worldwide.
This all-inclusive solution bundles pmdtechnologies’ patented ToF technology and end-to-end system-level hardware and software know-how with Infineon’s landmark REAL3™ 3D image sensor based on advanced CMOS technology.
The high-performance, cost-effective imager uses best-in-class ToF imaging technology. In addition, it accelerates and simplifies the design-in process by including the software driver and 3D depth processing pipeline, complemented by a reference design, customization support and camera module maker enablement.
Both companies are working closely with customers to optimize implementation and anticipate evolving needs in the emerging augmented reality, spatial awareness, photo enhancement and secure facial ID ecosystems.
Building on the success of previous products jointly developed by Infineon and pmd targeted at these applications, the new solution will continue to support these use cases while taking performance and ease of use to a new level.