TriLumina, the leading developer of VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) technology for automotive, consumer and industrial time of flight (ToF) and 3D sensing applications, announced today their completion of all required tests for AEC-Q102 Grade 1 Operation, which means it can reliably operate at temperatures ranging from minus 40 to 125 degrees C.
This marks the first time any semiconductor laser product has qualified for AEC-Q102 Grade 1 Operation.
The Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) determines the prerequisites that are necessary to be accepted by Tier-1 automotive electronics manufacturers. One is compliance with the applicable AEC-Q reliability standards; the other is compliance with IATF 16949 specifications (Quality Management System) of Zero-Defect supply chain quality management standards. The reliability test of automotive integrated circuits, or AEC-Q, is broken down into several subcategories of which AEC-Q102 (Discrete Optoelectronics) is the applicable standard for TriLumina’s VCSEL products.