Compound Photonics Unveils World’s Smallest 1080p Liquid Crystal Microdisplay for AR and HUD Applications

Compound Photonics U.S. Corporation (Compound Photonics), a leader in liquid crystal microdisplay technology, today announced the release of the CP1080p26 series of microdisplays. These displays feature an industry-leading pixel pitch measuring at 3.015 μm. Developers can now take advantage of the high resolution and small form factor of CP1080p26 to create innovative products such as augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) smart glasses and automotive holographic head-up displays (HUDs).

“We challenged ourselves to develop the world’s smallest liquid crystal microdisplay technology, and we succeeded,” said Yiwan Wong, Compound Photonics’ CEO. “With a scalable pixel architecture and a flexible software-definable drive scheme, these microdisplay products are going to enable many new innovations and exciting applications to come.”

The CP1080p26 series supports full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution with a 0.26” diagonal active area, and is offered in either an amplitude or a phase modulated display mode.

An all-in-one Integrated Display Module (IDM) (15.5 x 7.25 x 3.4 mm) package houses the microdisplay plus the drivers and passive components on a single substrate. This compact form factor IDM allows customers to significantly reduce development and integration time and system real estate.

The CP1080p26 MIPI data pipeline has a customizable, frame-by-frame display control which allows different combinations of low latency, short persistence, high frame rates (up to 240 Hz), and high color sub frame rates (up to 1440 Hz) to optimize display performance characteristics. This flexibility to dynamically customize the display control enables OEMs to achieve the best performance-to-power consumption ratio for demanding AR/MR systems.

Other key specifications of the CP1080p26 include high reflectivity, 3000:1 contrast ratio, high optical efficiency (low diffraction loss), and low power consumption.

Development kits for CP1080p26 are available now and full production of the microdisplay is slated to begin in Q4 2019. For ordering information, contact Compound Photonics at info@cpdisplay.comor visit http://www.cpdisplay.com.