New Bosch Microscanner BML050 for Interactive Laser Projection
Bosch Sensortec presented the BML050, a high-precision MEMS scanner for interactive laser projection applications. The virtual UI solution is enabling technology to interact with people and enables focus-free laser projection and turns any surface into a virtual user interface (UI).
With the help of the BML050, a precise on-demand UI can be created for the interconnected world of the IoT, e.g. for home appliances, tablets and social robots. The BML050 is a solution for embedded projectors and augmented reality applications such as games, infotainment and in-car head-up displays. With it devices can interact in complex, intuitive and convenient ways to merge their function with our everyday lives.
The scanner includes two tiny MEMS mirrors to project an RGB color laser onto any surface to create a projected image. The BML050 is both compact and power efficient, making it ideal for space-and power-restricted devices. MEMS scanner is based on a well-established core technology housed in compact wafer-level module packages. At the core of the system, there are two independent, hermetically-encapsulated MEMS scanning mirrors, which are optically aligned for fast and easy integration. The BML050 also includes a video processor, control circuits, laser drivers and power management ICs.
The partitioning of the BML050 supports a wide range of applications, significantly cutting down time to market deadlines, giving customers an edge at this early-adopter stage in the market's development. The BML050 will be available for selected customer projects in the second half of 2017.