WXGA (1280 x 768Pixel) Color LCOS Microdisplays

HED-5216 LCOS Microdisplay (1280 x 768 Pixel) CFS – 0.55″ – Color Field Sequential
Display Type Reflective LCOS
Resolution: 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
Display Mode VAN, Normally Black
Device Diagonal: 0.55”
Active Area: 12.29 x 7.37 mm
Aperture Ratio / Fill Factor: 89%
Pixel Pitch: 9.6 μm
Dynamic Range: 8 bit per color
Input Frame Rate: 60 Hz RGB / 180 Hz monochrome
Color Field Rate: up to 360 Hz
Contrast Ratio: >1000:1*
Reflectance: 66 % (typ.)
Operating Temperature +10°C to +70°C
Lifetime (RPTV Application) 20,000 hours
Recommended Waveband 420 – 700 nm
*TN LCOS devices show a contrast in CFS mode >1000:1 using compensators like trim retarders or QWP´s, whereas in monochrome applications the sequential contrast could be above 3000:1, even higher with VAN-type LCOS in normally black mode also with compensator optics.

HEO 5216 Developer Kit

The HEO 5216 development kit is used to control an LCOS (Liquid Crystal-on-Silicon) active matrix reflective mode LCD with 1280 X 768 resolution and a 0.55” 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 5216 Developer Kit – Deliverables
HED 5216 LCOS imager (Micro Cell packaging) + flex cable
Driver board Eagle
Power supply
DVI – HDMI cable
RS-232 cable
Adapter Board w. connection cables
USB to I²C Interface – adaptor
CD with software package and documentation

Driveboard dimensions