HDTV (1920 x 1080 Pixel) Color LCOS Microdisplays

HED 5500 LCOS Microdisplay

HED-5500 LCOS Microdisplay (1920 x 1080 Pixel) CFS – 0.55″ – Color Field Sequential
HED 5500 LCOS Microdisplay Dimensions
Display Type
Reflective LCOS
Dynamic Range
8 bit per color
1920 x 1080 (HDTV)
Display Mode
Device Diagonal
Aperture Ratio / Fill Factor
Pixel Pitch
6.4 µm
Active Area
12.5 x 7.1 mm
Frame Rate
180 Hz CFS
Contrast Ratio
1000:1 (typ.)
75 % (typ.)
Operating Temperature
+10°C to +65°C
Lifetime (RPTV Application)
> 20,000 hours
Recommended Waveband
420 – 700 nm

HEO 5500 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