Single chip LCOS panel for next-generation smart AR/XR/MR glasses

12-01-2024 | OMNIVISION | Industrial

OMNIVISION now offers the new OP03050, a low-power, small form factor liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) panel that combines the LCOS array, driving circuit, framebuffer and interface in a single chip. The device supplies a high-resolution, immersive experience for real-time video conferencing and streaming in AR, XR and MR glasses and head-mounted displays.

"Smart eyewear is the next mobile phone accessory consumers want, especially as they become more fashionable, smaller and lightweight," said Devang Patel, marketing director for the IoT and emerging segment, OMNIVISION. "The high pixel pitch of the OP03050 results in better image quality and a more immersive viewing experience for the user. In fact, while the consumer market is a driving force behind the growing demand for smart glasses, the more immersive experience makes them useful for B2B applications as well, such as in the medical, engineering and aerospace fields."

The LCOS panel has a 3-micron pixel pitch; it features a 1560x1200 display resolution at 120Hz with low latency. It comes in a 0.23" optical format in a small FPCA package and supports a four-channel MIPI-DSI interface. Samples are available now.

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By Seb Springall