MicroVision to Showcase the Capabilities of its New Display and 3D Sensing Engines at CES 2017
Company demonstrations include interactive short throw display with integrated time-of-flight 3D sensing and 3D sensing mid-range LiDAR prototypes and samples of its small form factor display engine
January 04, 2017 09:15 AM Eastern Standard Time
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature projection display and sensing technology, today announced it is showcasing the capabilities of three display and sensing engines that the company plans to introduce in 2017 and 2018 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2017.
MicroVision announced last year that it is planning to offer three display and sensing engines based on the ability of its patented PicoP® scanning technology to enable projected display, interactivity and 3D sensing for a wide range of products and applications. The company has prepared demonstrations of the capabilities of all three engines that it will be featuring in its meeting suites at CES.
PSE-0403 Small Form Factor Display Engine
MicroVision will be featuring samples of its small form factor display engine, model PSE-0403-101, highlighting how this engine which has a volume of less than 12 cubic centimeters and is only six millimeters in width, can be embedded into a number of small, portable devices like smartphones, tablets, media players and other smart IOT devices. These display engines are 720p HD and project focus-free images with vivid, saturated colors. An intense contrast ratio of over 80,000 to 1 combined with up to 401 lumens for most video and still content makes for striking images that appear significantly brighter than the measured lumens. The company announced last month that samples of this engine are available and shipping to customers now. MicroVision expects this engine to be ready for mass production in the second quarter of this year. There is an option for this engine with a fixed focal length, PSE-0403-102, that is targeted for aftermarket head-up display (HUD) applications.
PSE-0403sti-101 Short Throw Interactive Display Engine
MicroVision will also be featuring an interactive display prototype that combines display functionality with 3D sensing that enables a natural gesture recognition feature for consumer products. The interactive display engine enables user experiences where touching a projected image is processed by the system in the same way as interacting with a touchscreen on a smartphone or tablet. Samples of interactive display engines the company is developing, model PSE-0403sti-101, are expected to be available in the second quarter of this year with production units targeted for the third quarter.
The interactive display engine is built on the common LBS platform shared with the PSE-0403 display engines and will include the same display features combined with an integrated time-of-flight (ToF) sensing function. MicroVision’s ability to combine ToF sensing and pico projection into a single compact engine offers OEMs new possibilities for products by mimicking a Windows 10 or Android touch screen display or providing access to intermediate point cloud data all from an engine so small it can be embedded in mobile and smart IOT products.
PSE-0403Li-101 3D Sensing Mid-Range LiDAR
MicroVision will also demonstrate a prototype 3D sensing mid-range LiDAR system at CES. Viewers will be able to see the real time capture of moving targets with little to no difference in the color map for white and black objects at the same distance. MicroVision is developing a sensing engine, PSE-0403Li-101, for mid-range LiDAR and expects to have samples of this engine in the second half of 2017 and be ready for mass production in the first half of 2018.
This engine, with a field of view of 90 degrees horizontal by 30 degrees vertical1, can be configured into a product for 90, 180, 270 or 360 degree coverage depending on the needs of the application. The engine is expected to have low power consumption, scalable resolution, programmable point cloud output and filtering, and variable distance and reflectance output. Because this LiDAR engine will be built on MicroVision’s common LBS platform utilizing the same MEMS and ASICS as the other engines in the PSE-0403 family, it is expected to be very compact and cost effective, particularly when compared to other LiDAR options. This combination of features and cost effectiveness is expected to make this mid-range LiDAR engine from MicroVision a very attractive alternative for OEMs interested in applications such as autonomous vehicles, machinery, drones and robotics.
Visits to MicroVision’s suites at CES are by invitation only. OEMs interested in learning more about MicroVision’s technology and arranging a demonstration should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 Specifications subject to change.