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Virtual displays for entertainment applications: hitting cost/performance with LED arrays
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Paper Abstract

Virtual displays have tremendous potential in entertainment applications such as video games, head mount displays for personal computers, and mobile World Wide Web viewers. These consumer applications require high quality virtual displays at a cost below $40 per eye. This combination of performance and cost is not realizable with virtual displays based on LCDs or CRTs. However, low cost, high quality virtual displays can be achieved using patented scanned linear array technology and red, green and blue monolithic LED arrays. A 384 by 224 full color virtual display prototype has been built using this approach. The prototype delivers 4-bits of grayscale per color and flicker-free performance at a 60 Hz frame refresh rate. This paper discuses details of our LED based full color virtual display prototype; development of red, green and blue monolithic LED arrays; and work-in- progress to miniaturize the display and scale the resolution to full VGA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 January 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3000, Laser Diode and LED Applications III, (10 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263487
Show Author Affiliations
Maurice S. Karpman, Reflection Technology, Inc. (United States)
Ben A. Wells, Reflection Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3000:
Laser Diode and LED Applications III
Kurt J. Linden, Editor(s)

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