The Silicon Review
‘Addressing the needs in various markets for 3D LiDAR sensors and LiDAR-based sensing systems.’
Quanergy Systems, Inc. is a privately-held Silicon-Valley-based technology company offering smart sensing solutions. It is the leading provider of time-of-flight LiDAR sensors and perception software for real-time capture and processing of 3D spatial data and object detection, tracking, identification, and classification. Its sensors are disruptive in price, performance, reliability, size, weight, and power efficiency, while meeting the mass deployment requirement of being solid state. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.
Quanergy Systems’ 3D time-of-flight LiDAR sensors are designed from the ground up to deliver robust and intelligent real-time 3D mapping solutions that work day and night, rain or shine.
What is LiDAR technology?
The LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology at the helm of all Quanergy sensors uses Time-of-Flight (TOF) capability to measure the distance and reflectivity of objects and record the data as a reproducible three-dimensional point cloud with intensity information. Operating at the 905 nm wavelength, the sensor is based on mature, low-cost silicon CMOS technology. The sensor’s ability to detect objects that vary in size, shape, and reflectivity is largely unaffected by ambient light/dark, infrared signature, and atmospheric conditions.
S3 - The World’s First Affordable Solid State LiDAR Sensor
The S3 solid state sensor’s housing fits in the palm of your hand for seamless integration into the design of any vehicle. The elimination of all moving parts improves performance and reliability over mechanical models. Through the interaction of three major components, the S3 generates half a million data points per second. Lasers emit collimated light pulses in a 120° arc.
Single-photon-counting light receivers detect the reflected light pulses. Signal processors calculate the TOF round-trip travel time of each light pulse. With the ability to scan in every direction in a random-access manner and zoom-in/zoom-out capability, the unit creates a live 3D view around a vehicle to detect, classify, and track objects in the scene.
S3-Qi - Revolutionizing LiDAR Sensors
The S3-Qi is the game-changing smart sensor that sets new benchmarks in size, weight and cost. The S3-Qi is the smallest LiDAR sensor on the market that operates outdoors with long range measurement capability and in challenging environments. This solid state sensor is ideal for applications requiring object detection at long range including drones, intelligent robotics, security, smart spaces and industrial automation. In drones, payload and battery runtime benefit greatly from these compact sensors.
M8 - A Proven LiDAR Powerhouse
The M8 is the first cost-effective long-range LiDAR sensor enabling ubiquitous use of smart sensing in dynamic situations— made and tested for 3D mapping, security, harsh industrial environments and the most demanding applications. The M8 sensor’s small design sees by day or night, with no IR signature needed, and works in any weather conditions. Multiple laser beams and TOF depth perception result in 3D point clouds for spatial sensing. With a 360° field of view, 420,000 points per second, 200m measurement range, high accuracy, and fine resolution, this sensor is now available at a breakthrough price.
Q-Guard - The Ultimate LiDAR-Based Security Solution
Powered by Quanergy’s LiDAR sensor technology, Q-Guard is the most complete and intelligent 3D perimeter fencing and intrusion detection system. This security technology enables detection of a variety of objects including humans, animals, vehicles, drones and robots, in 3D and in real-time, over both small and large spaces. Q-Guard works indoors and outdoors, in any weather or lighting conditions with significantly fewer false alarms, and adds a reliable virtual fence that substantially reinforces perimeter security for critical infrastructure.
Quanergy also develops LiDAR Solutions produced to Custom Specifications for Strategic Partners.
Meet the Key Executives
Louay Eldada, CEO and Co-Founder: Louay Eldada is CEO and co-founder of Quanergy Systems, Inc. Dr. Eldada is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Quanergy is his fourth start-up. Dr. Eldada is a technical business leader with a proven track record at both small and large companies and with 70 patents, is a recognized expert in quantum optics, nanotechnology, phototonic integrated circuits, advanced optoelectronics, sensors and robotics. He studied business administration at Harvard, MIT and Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. in optical engineering from Columbia University.
Tianyue Yu, Co-Founder and Vice President – Products: Tianyue Yu co-founded Quanergy and serves as the vice president of products. She has a strong technical foundation with extensive experience in high resolution imaging, 3D laser scanning and microfabrication, high throughput sensing, nanotechnology and advanced electronics materials. She oversees the company’s product design, architecture, engineering and construction to ensure successful implementation of the product roadmap.
Dr. Yu earned a Ph.D from Cornell University with concentration on nanomaterials and nanotechnology and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical physics from University of Science and Technology of China.
“Quanergy’s breakthrough solid state sensors are significantly smaller than other sensors on the market, with no moving parts, and feature the durability required for the most demanding applications.”