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.
pmd and Infineon are an unbeatable symbiosis. The best depth sensing experts in the world from pmd and the world-class design- and manufacturing power from Infineon result in the most advanced 3D Image Sensors you can get on the market.
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.
Our 3D camera development kits are the perfect start into the world of Time-of-Flight technology. They come in two different versions. The pico flexx with a small form factor and low power consumption and the pico monstar with more range and power. As external USB devices they are suitable for every kind of 3D applications and even get used on the International Space Station.
Included is our powerful software suite Royale, containing all the logic to operate the 3D camera and the SDK to develop your own applications is C++ based and supports also several programming languages and libraries like ROS, OpenCV, OpenNI2, Matlab, C, DotNet.
Our 3D Development Kits can be purchased at our dedicated picofamily website.