Plessey, an embedded technologies developer of microLED technology for augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR) display applications, has introduced a microLED Direct-Drive display platform and development kit, based on its proprietary monolithic GaN-on-Silicon technology.

Plessey’s Direct-Drive displays 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 pixelised content. Due to the small form factor of the Direct-Drive display, it can be easily integrated into smart glasses head-mounted displays for navigation, sport & leisure and optical instruments. 

The symbolic content is fully customisable, using monochrome or fully colourised segments with pixel capabilities down to 2-micron, allowing for ultra-fine, ultra-high-resolution detail. The display is self-emissive and it can be driven directly from an external source, requiring no backplane, which simplifies the manufacturing process and improves power consumption. 

“With a total input power of 250 mW, Plessey’s native green segments can emit two 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.”

Plessey will be discussing their innovative microLED display solutions and demonstrating their Active-Matrix and Direct-Drive solutions at CES 2020 on booth 21861, South Hall 1, LVCC. For more information on the applications that Plessey provide, click here.