Brillian Corporation has disclosed details of its new microdisplay – a 0.72 inch diagonal, 1920×1200 panel with more than 2.3 million pixels that features its proprietary Gen II liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCoS) technology.
What’s more, the company recently demonstrated the new microdisplays in use in a three-panel, 65-inch, rear-projection HDTV prototype.
In addition to the microdisplays, the TV makes use of a three-panel LCoS light engine that is based on the JDS Uniphase light engine with Brillian proprietary drive electronics.
Brillian’s reflective, active-matrix-driven BR1080HC liquid crystal displays feature more than 2.3 million, 8.1 micron square pixels, each of which is capable of displaying more than 256 grey levels.
As a result, HDTVs based on Brillian’s technology feature grayscale detail at all brightness levels, even in the darkest scenes – matching the visual response of the eye. The technology supports a high fill factor (greater than 90%) assuring a smooth, artifact-free image.
BR1080HC samples and development kits will be available to selected customers in the third quarter of 2004. Production is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2004.
Complete products will be introduced in the first quarter of 2005.