MicroOLED Introduces Highest Pixel Density OLED Microdisplay

January 30, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | 2 Comments |
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Grenoble-based MicroOLED has announced the world’s highest pixel density OLED microdisplay, developed for use in digital cameras, camcorders, night-vision systems and other applications. The 0.61” display features 5.4 million gapless pixels, putting all currently available electronic viewfinders to shame. The company claims the display is “most suitable for defence, medical and professional camera applications that demand sharp images with very smooth transitional tones”. MicroOLED’s new microdisplay comes in full colour SXGA or monochrome formats (2,560 by 2,048 pixels).

MicroOLED Press Release

Jan 2012: MicroOLED introduces highest pixel density OLED microdisplay

MicroOLED’s new 5.4 mega pixels 0.61” diagonal microdisplay gives users SXGA resolution in full color at half the power consumption of competing products

Grenoble, France, January 27, 2012 — MicroOLED, a maker of highly power-efficient superior image quality microdisplays for near-to-eye applications, today introduced a new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal, low power consumption OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Display) microdisplay on silicon for applications demanding high picture quality, such as professional camera and camcorder equipment, night vision systems and head-mounted displays used in surgery. The ultra-compact 5.4 million-pixel microdisplay with a sub-pixel pitch of 4.7 micrometres by 4.7 micrometres is the highest pixel density OLED microdisplay available today. By doubling the pixel density of comparable products, MicroOLED has eliminated the gap between pixels. With no black matrix present, the resulting image resolution is of the highest quality. This makes the 5.4 million-pixel 0.61 inch diagonal microdisplay most suitable for defense, medical and professional camera applications that demand sharp images with very smooth transitional tones.

High contrast (maximum 100,000:1) and high uniformity (96 per cent) also play key roles in picture quality. Depending on how one drives the OLED microdisplay, it can perform using as low as 0.2W, half the power consumption of other products in its category.  MicroOLED achieves this low level power consumption even when the fully digital video input is embedded.

“We are really excited by the market potential of our new 5.4 million pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal OLED microdisplay that is superior in picture quality to any product in its category,” said Eric Marcellin-Dibon, CEO of MicroOLED. “This OLED microdisplay is already creating quite a stir among world leaders in imaging products who commend the high pixel density and the remarkable image quality. Moreover, the current trend in replacing optics with electronics components fits excellently with our ability to produce this exceptional picture quality in miniature format. We see many opportunities opening up in existing applications and new markets as a result.”

MicroOLED will market the 5.4 million-pixel density 0.61 inch diagonal microdisplay to address needs in three areas: head-mounted displays used by surgeons, where high resolution and quality of colors and contrast are a must; professional camera and camcorders, where picture quality is key; and night vision applications, where heightened contrast and uniformity enable defense and security professionals to improve the performance of detection and identification equipment.

The 5.4 million-pixel density microdisplay comes in full color (16 million colors), SXGA or monochrome formats (2,560 by 2,048 pixels), both with digital video input. It meets the standard environmental operating requirements for military applications. The new product builds on MicroOLED’s exclusive OLED patent technology that is recognized for its ability to eliminate defects common in other microdisplays, such as color non-uniformity or fixed pattern noise. 

About MicroOLED
MicroOLED makes highly power-efficient microdisplays with superior image quality for mobile near-to-eye viewing devices used by consumers, medical professionals, and the defense and security industry. Through its microdisplays, MicroOLED makes it easier to integrate high definition in camera viewfinders, 3D goggles, head-mounted displays, and other visual devices. The company’s exclusive high efficiency OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology license provides significant advantages in high efficiency, contrast, uniformity, and image sharpness making its microdisplays superior in quality to the full HD image in today’s flat screens. MicroOLED’s products also benefit from very low power consumption.  Founded in 2007, MicroOLED is a privately held company with headquarters, R&D and a new production facility located in Grenoble, a renowned center of excellence in France for chipset and nanotechnology development.



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#1 dj

could this spell the end of DSLRs ?

12:33 am - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

#2 Joe

"could this spell the end of DSLRs ?"

Doubtful. For fast moving subjects especially, this display will need a lot of processing to keep up visually. Optical VFs will still predominate on the highest end DSLRs, but more mirrorless models are bound to come to replace many middle and low models now, and maybe the only remaining makers of a small number of OVF models and output will someday be Canon and Nikon.

In a few short years we'll know. Sony, Samsung, the MFT gang, and others have already carved out a good chunk of formerly exclusive DSLR users, who may still have their DSLRs, but are also able to use their glass on the new EVF bodies. And the experience is mostly addictive.

2:33 am - Tuesday, January 31, 2012