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OmniVision Unveils Chipset for ‘Pico’ Projection Systems

System enhances projection for mobile, automotive applications

OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a developer of digital imaging solutions, has released a new complete liquid crystal on silicon chipset solution for low-power and high-definition, handheld — “pico” — projection systems.
The single-chip LCOS panel OVP7200 displays native 720p HD video, while its companion chip, the OVP921, provides advanced image processing and other features that simplify system design, save space and reduce power consumption according to Omnivision. That makes the chipset a good fit for automotive and mobile projection systems, the company says.
OmniVision anticipates there will be market growth because of demand for pico projection systems in mobile devices and head-up displays for automotive applications, says Raymond Sun, the company’s senior manager of LCOS business. In addition, the chipset provides customers with an easy-to-integrate, complete display system solution.
The OVP7200 is a single panel, color field sequential LCOS device with a native resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, diagonal measurement of 0.37-inch. It uses all-digital technology for stable, reproducible image quality. The company says the panel is compatible with light emitting diode light sources, as well as mobile applications.
The company says the OVP921 has keystone correction, frame rate conversion, video input scaling, interface to LED controller and an embedded microcontroller. It can also accept video data from 24-bit red/green/blue, mobile industry processing interface or universal serial bus inputs.