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TARA2000-AUT-SAFE for In-Cabin Sensing

Industry´s first automotive VCSEL with interlock based eye-safety


  • Interlock based eye-safety functionality
  • AECQ-102 and ISO 26262 qualification
  • Optimized FoI for cabin monitoring applications


  • Integrated robust eye safety
  • High power and homogenous IR illlumination for better performing In-cabin sensing systems
  • ISO 26262 qualification for safety applications

Product parameters

Wavelength [nm] 940
Field of Illumination [°] 115x85
Footprint [mm] 4.0x4.0x1.21
Nominal Output Power [mW] 4000 @100µs/2%/5A/25ºC
Longevity Program

General description

After releasing the first AECQ-102 qualified in-cabin VCSEL to the market with TARA2000-AUT (in mass production since Q2 2021) the new TARA2000-AUT-SAFE comes with an upgraded packaging and an integrated eye-safety functionality that is more reliable and cost-efficient than existing photodiode (PD) based methods. The resistive interlock circuitry is integrated on the MLA (Micro-Lens Array) and can detect faults that could compromise eye safety, such as diffuser cracking or shear-off. Also, the TARA2000-AUT-SAFE’s interlock loop is easier to integrate with a lower cost, as its read-out circuit only requires one AND gate or MOSFET which also enables a near-instant response (below 1μs) to fault conditions. The fast and reliable response is in contrast to the existing built-in photodiode method for eye safety protection, where the photodiode signal is prone to faults caused by non-eye-safety related factors such as reflective objects in front of the VCSEL module, and the response time is slower.

This product suits for the following applications:

  • In-cabin sensing

Technical documents

Type Description Language
Datasheet TARA2000-940-W-AUT-SAFE datasheet English

Other information

Type Description Language
Factsheet In-Cabin Sensing Illuminators Factsheet English
Image TARA2000-AUT-SAFE perspective view
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