MicroOLED presents 5.4M dot bi-colour and tri-colour OLED microdisplays
Quad pixel architecture brings new advances in high-resolution image processing and power efficiency in digital image fusion for defence and medical applications
|23 April 2012|
MicroOLED, a maker of highly power-efficient superior image quality microdisplays for near-to-eye applications, announces that the company will demonstrate, at SPIE DSS in Baltimore, two prototype 5.4M pixel 0.61-inch diagonal OLED microdisplays in bi-colour and tri-colour.
The microdisplays are designed to enhance image resolution and lower the power consumption of digital image fusion used in defence, security and medical applications.
Digital image fusion, a process of combining video streams from multiple sensors into a single composite image, has important applications in thermal weapon sights, aviator night vision imaging systems and other emerging night sight and situational awareness equipment.
Also, surgeons use image fusion systems to integrate and analyse preoperative images to plan and perform brain, spinal and other complex surgeries.
The bi-colour OLED microdisplays can merge a 4.0M pixel image from a night vision sensor with a 1.3M pixel image from a thermal sensor, and its 0.61 inch diagonal is directly compatible with existing systems.
The tri-colour version can merge up to three high resolution images or two images and a graphical overlay, with the following resolutions: a 2.6M pixel black and white image with a 1.3M pixel red image and a 1.3M pixel cyan image. They will provide system integrators and end-users all of the strengths of optical and digital image fusion systems with none of the trade-offs.
Eric Marcellin-Dibon, CEO of MicroOLED, said, “MicroOLED’s bi- and tricolor OLED microdisplays broaden the performance attributes of our monochrome 5.4M pitch 0.61-inch diagonal microdisplay with a sub-pixel pitch of 4.7 microns by 4.7 microns operating at 0.2W, that we announced earlier this year. This megapixel pitch monochrome microdisplay was well received by professional camera and night vision system makers worldwide, so we are optimistic about the bicolor and tricolor 5.4M dot versions.” Eric added, “In addition, with our quad pixel architecture, we have increasing flexibility to create new color filter arrangements. These will enable MicroOLED to develop new displays, which will further open up opportunities in the defense and medical markets. At SPIE DSS, we will demonstrate our 5.4M dot 0.61-inch bicolor and tricolor OLED microdisplays to the defense industry’s top researchers, scientists and market leaders and show what the next step will be in digital image fusion.”
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