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SVGA and XGA active matrix microdisplays for head-mounted applications
Author(s): Phillip Alvelda; Michael Bolotski; Imani Lea Brown
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Paper Abstract

The MicroDisplay Corporation's liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) display devices are based on the union of several technologies with the extreme integration capability of conventionally fabricated CMOS substrates. The fast liquid crystal operation modes and new scalable high-performance pixel addressing architectures presented in this paper enable substantially improved color, contrast, and brightness while still satisfying the optical, packaging, and power requirements of portable applications. The entire suite of MicroDisplay's technologies was devised to create a line of mixed-signal application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) in single-chip display systems. Mixed-signal circuits can integrate computing, memory, and communication circuitry on the same substrate as the display drivers and pixel array for a multifunctional complete system-on-a-chip. System-on-a-chip benefits also include reduced head supported weight requirements through the elimination of off-chip drive electronics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3955, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Flat Panel Displays, (17 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379971
Show Author Affiliations
Phillip Alvelda, MicroDisplay Corp. (United States)
Michael Bolotski, MicroDisplay Corp. (United States)
Imani Lea Brown, MicroDisplay Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3955:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Flat Panel Displays
Ranganathan Shashidhar; Bruce Gnade, Editor(s)

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