ANELLO first with SiPho optical gyroscope

Created January 10, 2023
Technologies and Products

ANELLO has showcased the Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope – SIPHOG™ at CES 2023. The company claims the device is the world’s first Silicon Photonics Optical Gyroscope (SIPHOG™), and is a low-noise, low-drift optical gyroscope smart sensor, leveraging ANELLO’s patented photonic integrated circuit technology. ANELLO also showcased its INS solutions that include its Sensor Fusion Engine product which offers customers in various fields of autonomy where position, navigation and timing are essential.

“We are very excited and proud of this technological breakthrough at ANELLO,” said Dr. Mario Paniccia, CEO of ANELLO Photonics. “With the ANELLO SIPHOG integrated into a range of Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and solutions, customers now get access to a more stable, accurate and robust sensor for their autonomous applications. Customers in the autonomy space can rely on ANELLO to deliver cutting-edge, high-performance solutions using integrated photonics that previously was only available in very complex and expensive fibre gyroscopes.”

Russell Ellwanger, CEO of strategic partner, Tower Semiconductor commented, “Silicon photonics is of strategic importance for Tower. We have been engaged with ANELLO since their inception, have benefitted much through this partnership and are most excited to see them showcasing the SIPHOG to the world. This is a prodigious technology with a substantial value proposition and having vast applications for the industry. We look forward to continuing our great partnership with Dr. Paniccia and the ANELLO team.”

“As the first investors in ANELLO, we are excited to see the SIPHOG at CES as an enabling ingredient for ANELLO’s product portfolio,” said Darren Liccardo, managing director at Catapult Ventures. “We are thrilled with their progress in building robust, high-performance, sensing solutions and we believe ANELLO will be a market leader in the autonomy space.”

Image shows the ANELLO’s Photonics Optical Gyroscope & GNSS/INS Evaluation Kit. (Source: ANELLO)

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.