ams TARA2000-AUT - Automotive Flood Illuminator



The TARA2000-AUT is designed for the new generation of 2D and 3D optical in-cabin sensing applications, where a high power illumination and high signal-to-noise ratio is needed under all circumstances. VCSEL based illumination enables maximum image quality with minimum PCB footprint, and combined with a narrow spectral bandwidth ensures robustness against sunlight and sunglass reflections inside the car. The ultra-compact module is designed and manufactured with ams‘ state-of-the-art opto-electronics component manufacturing processes and is AECQ-102 and ISO26262 compliant, a first in its class.
TARA2000-AUT can be used both for 2D NIR-imaging and for 3D sensing systems such as time-of-flight and stereo vision. Different wavelength options offer flexibility to customers using different optical systems, and multiple FOI options make sure there is a good fit for each application such as driver monitoring, interior monitoring, or gesture sensing.



  • >4W optical output power in a pulsed mode
  • Edge-to-Edge high-power illumination over a rectangular field
  • Multiple wavelength and field-of-illumination options
  • Full in-house design for high efficiency and reliability
  • AECQ-102 and ISO26262 ASIL A compliant


  • Increased image quality
  • Reduced footprint on PCB
  • Robustness against sunlight and sunglass reflections
  • Reduced red glow to passengers
  • For ToF systems: High modulation frequency and accuracy