Plessey integrates monolithic microLEDs into AR and VR head up display

January 18, 2018 // By Julien Happich
In a concept demonstrator at CES 2018, Plessey Semiconductors has integrated its monolithic microLED technology into a Head-Up Displays (HUD) for augmented and virtual reality applications.

According to Dr Keith Strickland, Chief Technology Officer at Plessey, monolithic microLEDs are the only viable solution to design products compact enough to be worn without restricting the overall experience for AR and VR applications and in HUDs, while being power efficient and bright enough.
The demonstrator, which was produced in collaboration with Artemis Optical, combines Plessey’s monolithic display, based on an array of microLEDs integrated alongside an active matrix backplane, with the patented film technology and a single lens arrangement from Artemis.

The combination of technologies removes ambient light in the wavelength matching the microLED display output, resulting in a HUD that delivers very high display brightness with low power consumption, in a format that is considerably smaller than existing HUD designs.
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