VGA (640 x 480 Pixel) Color LCOS Microdisplays

HED-1016 LCOS Microdisplay (640 x 480 Pixel) CFS – 0.177″
Display Type
Reflective LCOS
Dynamic Range
8 bit per color
800 x 600 (SVGA)
Display Mode
VAN, Normally Black
Device Diagonal
Aperture Ratio / Fill Factor
Pixel Pitch
5.625 µm
Active Area
3.6 x 2.7 mm
Frame Rate
180 Hz CFS
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (with compensator)
53 % (typ.)
Operating Temperature
+10°C to +70°C
Lifetime (RPTV Application)
> 20,000 hours
3.5 grams
Recommended Waveband
420 – 700 nm

HEO 1016 Developer Kit

The HEO 1016 kit is used to control an LCOS (Liquid Crystal-on-Silicon) active matrix reflective mode LCD with 640 X 480 pixel resolution and a 0.177” diagonal.

The color field sequential microdisplay is fast enough to handle all three primary colors, in order to deliver full color video images (180 Hz, RGB).

The content is addressed via a standard HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) signal e.g. by a PC’s graphics card. Basically, the LCOS display works like an extended monitor. Hence this plug and play kit guaranties a quick start-up and easy usage.

The kit is highly programmable and comes with an I²C adaptor that communicates via an USB port. This communication port connects a PC to the driver chip allowing various configurations e.g. RGBG -mode, dithering modes for reduced bandwidth, gamma correction etc.

HEO 1016 Developer Kit – Deliverables
HED 1016 LCOS imager + flex cable
Driver board
Power supply
DVI – HDMI cable
RS-232 cable
POST board
USB to I²C Interface – adaptor
CD with software package and documentation

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