OSRAM’s Eviyos LED Prototype Revolutionizes Smart Headlights With More Than 1,000 Individually Controllable Pixels
The hybrid LED will make its North American debut at CES 2018
Sunnyvale, CA – The Eviyos prototype, developed by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, is the world’s first hybrid LED. It represents major progress in the company’s quest to deliver the first market-ready, connected, high-resolution LED. When in use, the appropriate pixels are automatically switched off as soon as oncoming traffic is detected to prevent drivers of oncoming vehicles from being blinded. The prototype will be on display in OSRAM booth #3115 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, Jan. 9-12, 2018.
The prototype combines two technologies in one component: A light-emitting chip and individual pixel control electronics. This combination allows the 1,024 pixels of Eviyos, as well as the driver, to be accommodated in a small footprint of approximately 4 mm x 4 mm. The light source has a minimum luminous flux per pixel of 3 lm at 11 mA. Initial prototypes have already exhibited more than 4.6 lm per pixel. Customers can vary the number of hybrid LEDs in their applications and supplement them with conventional LEDs, depending on the requirements.
“Eviyos is a prime example of our mission to improve the quality and performance of lighting applications with the integration of silicon semiconductor advanced technologies,” said Mike Godwin, Director of Automotive LED Marketing. “More than half of all accidents occur at night. Eviyos will help make our roads safer, while improving comfort and convenience for drivers.”
Eviyos is not only compact and powerful, but also energy-efficient thanks to the precise control and dimmable feature of the individual pixels. The only pixels illuminated are the ones actually needed at the time.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors plans to launch Eviyos at the start of 2020 as part of a separate product family, offering a wide range of possible applications. Smart headlights are just one of the potential areas in which intelligent selective pixel control can be used. For more information, visit www.osram.com/CES.
The Eviyos prototype is the first integrated hybrid LED in which a µ-structured light emitting chip and individual pixel control have been combined in a single component.
Eviyos illuminates surroundings in high-beam quality light, while ensuring other drivers and passengers are not blinded either by direct glare or reflected glare from road signs and other objects.
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor-based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smart phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM has approximately 26,400 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2017 (September 30) and generated revenue of more than €4.1 billion. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.