Displaytech has announced the LightView 311k Display Module, the highest resolution display produced for digital still camera and camcorder viewfinders. The 311k is a 0.26-inch diagonal FLC on reflective CMOS microdisplay with 432 by 240 pixel display resolution. Each pixel has 24-bit color depth, and it operates at 120 Hz (360 Hz RGB field rate) to provide flicker free, full color video imaging.
Displaytech Introduces New Color Microdisplay for Near-Eye Applications
New Display Module Provides Easy Integration for OEMS and Improved Resolution and Image Quality for Users of Digital Still Camera and Camcorder Viewfinders
Displaytech Inc., the leader in ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) microdisplays, today announced the expansion of its LightView(TM) product line to include the LightView(TM) 311k Display Module.
The 311k will be the highest resolution display produced for digital still camera and camcorder viewfinders. "This product is the result of extensive customer interaction, assessment of future market needs, and experience with our past viewfinder products," stated Displaytech's CEO Dick Barton. "We're excited about the level of customer interest already shown in the product."
The LightView(TM) 311k is a complete display solution, incorporating the display panel with integrated interface and control circuitry, as well as the LED illumination and polarization optics. The module features a 432 by 240 pixel format, yielding an effective resolution equal to 311,000 color dots utilizing field sequential color technology. The 311k will be available in two versions to support both digital and analog standard video interfaces. Volume production will begin in the fourth quarter of 2003.
"With the LightView(TM) 311k, Displaytech is delivering a display module that will be easy for customers to integrate and will differentiate their products from those of their competitors," said Steve Reinhard, Director of Product Marketing. "The 311k packs outstanding performance into a compact package, while consuming little power and fully taking advantage of the fast switching speed of FLCs to deliver the best full color near-eye display on the market."
According to iSuppli/Stanford Resources, the market for near-eye microdisplays in 2004 exceeds 18 million units with ninety-nine percent of these units in camcorder and digital still camera viewfinders, with this number growing to more than 30 million units by 2008. "Strong market growth in viewfinders depends on technical improvements such as more pixels and attractive color," stated Kim Allen, Director of Technology and Strategic Research for iSuppli/Stanford Resources. "This sort of development helps build the viewfinder industry."
The 311k will join the LightView(TM) product line alongside the color QVGA Display Module and the NTSC/PAL Monochrome Display Product. Like other LightView(TM) displays, the Miyota Corporation in Kitamimaki, Japan, will produce the 311k. By the end of 2003, Displaytech will have shipped approximately four million microdisplays.
About the LightView(TM) 311k
The LightView(TM) 311k is a 0.26-inch diagonal FLC on reflective CMOS microdisplay with 432 by 240 pixel display resolution. Each pixel has full 24-bit color depth, and the display operates at a frame rate of 120 Hz (360 Hz RGB field rate) to provide flicker free, full color video imaging. With a fill factor greater than 90% and the use of "triad-free" color technology, the display yields smooth images without the screen door effect found in transmissive TFT-LCD panels.
The 311k Digital Display Module accepts CCIR 601 and CCIR 656 digital video standards, as well as 8-bit digital video formatted to 432 by 240 to fit the display. The 311k Analog Display Module accepts NTSC/PAL signals delivered via RGB or YUV inputs.
Additional LightView(TM) 311k product details and specifications are available on the company's Web site at www.displaytech.com.
Engineering samples of the LightView(TM) 311k will be available this summer for demonstration and prototyping purposes with volume production beginning in the fourth quarter of 2003. To arrange a meeting for product demonstration, or to reserve an evaluation kit, please contact Nissho Electronics at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in Japan, and email@example.com for all other regions.
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