OmniVision Technologies, Inc. announced the OP02220 — the industry’s first 1080p liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) microdisplay with integrated driver functions and memory. This compact, low-power and cost-effective microdisplay is especially valuable for augmented reality (AR) applications such as glasses and head-mounted displays that need durability, compactness and lightweight. This is a burgeoning market as consumer demand for wearable AR microdisplays is growing for both gaming and industrial applications, including virtual product evaluation and on-the-job training.
OmniVision further facilitates designers’ product development by providing an evaluation kit that includes a reference board with video data output connections to the LCOS microdisplay panel. The reference board can also be used with customers’ own optical test engines.
The OP02220 has a pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is built with our 4.5-micron pixel technology, allowing the microdisplay to have a 0.39-inch diagonal display size. With the integrated driver design, power consumption is significantly lower when compared with two-chip solutions, which extends battery life. This microdisplay is ideal for wearable AR applications and is also suitable for the general-projection and pico-projector markets.
The OP02220 LCOS microdisplay and an evaluation kit with reference board are available now.