pmd is the leading fabless IC supplier for Time-of-Flight 3D image sensors. Founded in Germany in 2002, pmd concentrates on continual improvement on the raw depth technology as well as supporting partners I the consumer market. pmd became a 100% daughter company of ifm electronic in 2013.
The pmd imager is at the heart of the ifm robotics perception Industrial cameras.
The pmd technology is based on phased based, or indirect ToF. Electrically modulated light is emitted, the reflected light is detected and the convolution of the two equals the distance to the target
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pmd technologies partners with companies to implement pmd ToF imagers into consumer technologies.
ifm utilizes pmd ToF to provide obstacle detection and automation solutions for mobile vehicles.
ifm 3D cameras are used for obstacle detection on mobile robots in the Material Handling, Service and Manufacturing Industries.