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Framos launches OLED smart glasses featuring tiny Sony screen

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Industrial imaging and machine vision company Framos has launched new smart glasses featuring Sony’s organic light-emitting diode micro display.

The company says the wearable is a super-small, thin, light-weight and fast solution for virtual reality and augmented reality glasses.

Framos says Oled microdisplays from Sony Semiconductor Solutions are “the state of the art technology” for small video displays. 

The displays are very thin, exhibit high brightness, operate at low power and are made from a solid silicon wafer substrate.

Framos says that, with the ECX335B Oled Microdisplay, Sony brings a small size and high-resolution solution especially well-suited for head-mounted devices enabling virtual and augmented reality at lightweight and fast response speed.

 

The ECX335B is a small 0.71 inch (1.8cm) diagonal active matrix color OLED panel module based on single crystal silicon substrate and provides a full high definition RGB resolution of 1920 x 1080 dots.

The panel provides a small and flexible lightweight display solution, says Framos.

Framos says Sony Semiconductor Solutions has “unique expertise in both OLED and semiconductor technology”, and the display has a wider color gamut with a contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and an “extremely short response time” of microsecond order.

With 24-bit color depth, high resolution, maximum luminance is up to 500 cd/m² and a serial mini-LVDS or LVDS interface units can easily be integrated into OEM devices.

Dr Silviu Grecu from FRAMOS explains the fields of applications which benefit from the OLED Microdisplay: “With its small package, high speed and brightness, the Sony Semiconductor Solutions’ ECX335B display is suitable for many potential applications using micro-sized displays in both industrial and consumer electronics.

“It is especially recommended as electronic view finder in broadcasting and consumer cameras or for greater visual impact in 3D head-mounted devices for augmented and virtual reality.

“The ECX335B display provides natural color reproduction and superior moving picture quality. High-precision binoculars and monocular devices benefit in addition.”

The high contrast provided by the ECX335B OLED Microdisplay is said to allow the additional information layer to “appear seamlessly”, simply added to the background for a “real AR” experience.

The OLED microdisplay, with no color breakup, produces very high visibility of the additional layer with crisp, clear images, without blurring, adds Framos.

The small package footprint allows wearables to be produced in a more compact form and reduced weight, for increased usability and wearing convenience.


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