Cambridge company Light Blue Optics (LBO) is this week showing a range of its miniature projection systems at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The systems are designed for deployment in consumer electronics and automotive applications. They feature significant laser speckle reduction, an ultra-wide throw angle and a custom designed phase-modulating microdisplay component that delivers high brightness WVGA images.
The systems incorporate a fast-switching phase modulating FLCOS microdisplay with a 7x7mm active area, custom designed for LBO by development partners Displaytech.
According to LBO, its miniature projection systems deliver an ultra-wide throw angle greater than 90º, creating large images at very close proximity to the projector aperture. This enables applications such as the projection of images onto a table-top from a small mobile device and ultra thin rear-projection for applications including automotive instrument clusters and Head-up Displays.
Light Blue Optics’ CEO, Dr Chris Harris said: ‘At CES 08, we will demonstrate high-resolution miniature projection systems that significantly reduce laser speckle from within the projection device and deliver ultra-wide throw angles and focus-free operation without compromising the high image quality our customers require. This combination of features is unique to LBO’s proprietary holographic laser projection technology, opening up new and exciting use cases in a range of high-volume markets, and positioning us to become the world’s leading supplier of miniature projection systems.’
LBO recently received £13.5m Series ‘A’ funding to accelerate its product development programme.