Analog semiconductor maker Intersil has introduced a specialized mixed-signal chipset to enable engineers to easily and quickly design pico-projector applications based on Micron’s DisplayTech FLCOS imagers. The chipset combines a fully intergrated LED driver, customized for pico projector applications, with a video processor and power management. Intersil’s Pico-qHD reference design uses a Micron E330 LCOS optical engine, which produces up to 15 lumens at qHD (960×540) resolution with 100:1 contrast ratio from a 5.5cc package. The Pico-qHD reference system is currently available and includes system technical support and a full hardware kit with design files and firmware. Pricing starts at US$13,995.
PMA’s projector market research closely monitors the pico projector component supply chain. Integrated chip sets, like this one from Intersil, enable manufacturers to design and manufacture embedded and companion pico projectors and are essential to the growth of the New Era projector market.