DigiLens partners with OMNIVISION on XR and imaging

DigiLens partners with OMNIVISION on XR and imaging

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By Jean-Pierre Joosting

DigiLens has announced a partnership with OMNIVISION to develop new AR/VR/XR products for new markets and applications. The partnership will accelerate innovation and the deployment of cutting-edge XR technology.

“DigiLens has been driving best-in-class XR technologies for more than a decade, and OMNIVISION places our customers at the leading edge of LCOS display and imaging technology with its commitment to innovative, forward-thinking,” says Nima Shams, vice president and general manager, product business unit at DigiLens Inc.
“The global XR market is expected to reach USD 456.3 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 58% between 2022-2030.[1] Since XR involves multiple senses such as touch, vision, hearing, and smell, it has potential use cases in a huge variety of fields, such as healthcare, education, engineering, and more,” said Devang Patel, marketing director for the IoT and emerging segment, OMNIVISION. “That’s why our partnership with DigiLens is so exciting and important — we intend to expand the use of AR/VR/XR in new markets with new applications.”
Liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) panels from OMNIVISION allow DigiLens to build LCOS/LED projectors that are optimized for its holographic waveguides. LCOS enables best-in-class projection technology for a variety of display applications, and LCOS panels are an ideal fit for the DigiLens first-of-its-kind, 30-degree landscape field-of-view, LCOS-LED, HD display light engine, called EnLiten30. This provides more than 2,500 nits/lumen of brightness to the wearer’s eye while at a healthy 28 mm eye relief and at a transparency of 85% see through.

On the smartglasses side, OMNIVISION’s core camera technology allows Digilens’ devices to have visual odometry, six degrees of freedom (6DoF), and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM). Designed to cost-effectively enable a wide range of consumer and industrial machine vision applications — such as AR/VR/XR headsets and accessories, industrial automation, robotics, agricultural drones, and 3D modeling — OMNIVISION’s Global Shutter fisheye camera components are used in DigiLens’ smartglasses for spatial positioning.

[1] “Extended Reality Market” report by Market Research Future®, December 2022.


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