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.”


About MicroOLED

MicroOLED makes highly power-efficient microdisplays with superior image quality for mobile near-to-eye viewing devices used by consumers, medical professionals, and the defense and security industry. Through its microdisplays, MicroOLED makes it easier to integrate high definition in camera viewfinders, 3D goggles, head-mounted displays, and other visual devices. The company’s exclusive high efficiency OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology license provides significant advantages in high efficiency, contrast, uniformity, and image sharpness making its microdisplays superior in quality to the full HD image in today’s flat screens. MicroOLED’s products also benefit from very low power consumption.

Founded in 2007, MicroOLED is a privately held company with headquarters, R&D and a new 300,000-unit production facility located in Grenoble, a renowned center of excellence in France for chipset and nanotechnology development. The company is led by a management team highly experienced in advanced technologies, including several years’ research and development in OLED technology from CEA-LETI, a leading European micro-and nanotechnology research centre.


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