Integrated, low power, single-chip LCOS panel fits into AR/XR/MR glasses

The OP03011 liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) panel integrates the array and frame buffer into an ultra-compact single-chip solution that is lightweight and low-power for smart glasses

The OP03011 is a single chip, 648p LCoS panel for next generation augmented reality (AR), extended reality (XR) and mixed reality (MR) glasses and head-mounted displays. The LCOS panel features 3.8 micron pixels in what is claimed to be one of the world’s smallest 0.14-inch optical formats. The low power, lightweight design is intended for next-generation glasses that can be worn 24/7, said Omnivision.

The growing interest in AR glasses has led OEMs to design more functionality into slim, fashionable designs that consume very little power and are lightweight, allowing them to be worn for long periods. The OP03011 is designed in a compact format for applications requiring a smaller field of view and lower resolution, making it well suited for some of the sleekest, most innovatively designed AR glasses, said Devang Patel, marketing director for the IoT and emerging segment, Omnivision. “The OP03011 supports applications of next-generation smart glasses, like displaying notifications in the user’s field of view and access to GPS for maps and directions directly from the glasses, so the user never needs to pull out their smartphone,” he said.

The OP03011 features 648 x 648 resolution at 120Hz and comes in a small FPCA package. It supports a single-lane MIPI-DSI interface. 

Samples are available now, and the OP03011 will be in mass production in Q4 of 2023.

Omnivision is a fabless semiconductor company that develops advanced digital imaging, analogue and touch and display solutions for multiple applications and industries, including mobile phones, security and surveillance, automotive, computing, medical, and emerging applications.

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