Solid-State Lidar is now Digital

ES2 Solid state digital lidar sensor

Solid-State Lidar is now Digital

Two chips + two lenses = Zero moving parts

The ES2 is the first high-resolution, long-range, solid-state digital lidar. Combining a VCSEL laser chip and a SPAD detector array raises the bar for resolution, range, and reliability. This is a sensor designed for those who want to reimagine what lidar can be: simple.

A proven digital architecture

The ES2 shares 86% of its components with Ouster’s OS series sensors, reducing technical and manufacturing risk on the road to series production.
ES2 Sensor
Optical module
OS1 Sensor
An Ouster lens module in an ES2 digital lidar sensor
An Ouster ES2 solid state digital lidar sensor

Fully solid-state digital lidar

Targeting 200+ meter range @ 10% reflectivity, ASIL-B certification, and a 100,000 hour operating lifetime. All with zero moving parts.

From our founding, we have designed our lidar technology with a solid-state architecture in mind. We’re now realizing our original vision, with ES2 first samples expected in 2022.
A timeline of the Ouster ES2 design and production

Built for safe autonomous systems


Easy to integrate, with an expected 200+ meter range to support highway speed advanced driver assistance systems.

Robotic Automation

Compact and easy to integrate on smaller robotic systems that need long-range vision.

Heavy Industry

Rugged and durable to the highest standards for shock, vibration, and water ingress.