Plessey’s Direct-Drive displays is a platform that provide OEM’s and product developers with a solution to retrofit current products or develop new concept designs, around a compact, flexible and highly efficient microLED display.
Direct-Drive targets specialised applications that require symbolic content, instead of individually addressed pixelized content. Due to the small form factor of the Direct-Drive display, it can be easily integrated into smart glasses, and head-mounted displays for navigation, sport & leisure, and optical instruments.
The high-resolution display is self-emissive, and it can be driven directly from an external source, requiring no intelligent backplane, simplifying the manufacturing process and improving power consumption.Contact
The symbolic content is fully customizable using monochrome or fully colourised segments with pixel capabilities down to 2-micron, allowing for ultra-fine, ultra-high-resolution detail.
With a total input power of 250 mW, Plessey’s native green segments can emit 2 million nits of brightness. For AR applications, the direct-drive displays can achieve a much higher brightness than OLED with a power consumption as low as 50 mW, allowing daytime viewing and a longer battery life.
The Direct-Drive development kit will be a starter package designed to be a fast, easy and scalable platform allowing developers to explore, evaluate and interact with small-form factor microLED displays.
Direct-Drive will come ready to plug and play, and will include:
The Direct-Drive development kits will be available to order at CES 2020 and are targeted toward keen display technology enthusiasts and system engineers looking for a microLED display solution to enhance their products.
Disclaimer: The images show above represent an actual product concept and are not reflective of the direct drive development kit.