Microvision, a leading developer of ultra-miniature projection display products, announced today that it has completed the design and begun shipping initial evaluation samples to several prospective customers of its new ultra-miniature PicoP(R) laser projection display engine.
The new display engine incorporates a proprietary ASIC chipset half the original size and weight that consumes one third less power than its predecessor while delivering bright, vivid color WVGA (848 X 480) images. It also provides a 5000:1 contrast ratio – 5 times greater than other pico projector engines in the market today.
Also unique to Microvision’s technology is the fact that the projected images are always in focus without the need for focusing dials or optics – an especially desirable benefit for mobile consumers. Unlike the traditional panel-based projection display technologies, which exhibit significant brightness roll off at the edges of the projected image, the PicoP engine delivers images that are uniformly bright across the entire field of view. The combination of ease-of-use, immersive user experience, small size, low power, high resolution and vivid colors makes the PicoP technology an ideal solution for diverse product categories such as consumer electronics, automotive and industrial applications.