Wearable Device: OmniVision Releases OmniGlass
The OmniGlass from OmniVision combines a 0.26-inch, 720p liquid crystal on silicon display with a 4 MP camera and an imaging chip, which is almost like the Google Glass. OmniGlass developer kits and sample units are available today, but mass production will start by the second quarter of 2014.
The single-chip OVP2200 is a color field sequential LCOS device with a native resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a diagonal measurement of 0.26-inch. It uses all-digital technology to produce clear, stable images. The OVP921 companion chip provides enhanced system performance without the need for external memory or an image processor. It has built-in keystone correction, frame rate conversion, video input scaling, interface to LED controller and an embedded microcontroller. The OVP921 can accept video data from three different signal inputs: 24-bit RGB, MIPI or USB.
We’re bringing the OVP2200 to market at a time when the wearable electronics industry is poised for explosive growth. Industry analysts are predicting that the global market volumes for wearable electronics will exceed 130 million units by 2018, reaching an estimated $8 billion in revenues,” said Raymond Sun, senior manager, LCOS business at OmniVision. “By building the OVP2200 LCOS display into the OmniGlass reference design, we can help enable our customers and partners to quickly enter the burgeoning wearable display and camera markets with highly competitive offerings.”