Microvision Shrinks PicoP Laser Display Engine For Even Smaller Projectors

Microvision has earned their fame from producing the first PicoP-based microprojector, the SHOW WX. That handheld projector just recently started shipping in America, but the company isn't done just yet. Today, they have announced the completion of the design of a new ultra-miniature PicoP laser projection display engine, which is even smaller than the one used in the (already small) SHOW WX.

The new display engine incorporates a proprietary ASIC chipset half the original size and weight that consumes one third less power than its predecessor while delivering WVGA (848 X 480) images and providing a 5000:1 contrast ratio (5x those other guys out there). The PicoP solution is rather unique, as it continually focuses regardless of angle or depth, and having an embedded versions opens up all sorts of new possibilities.

Imaging a clock that projects the time on your wall. Maybe even a wristwatch that does the same. Imagine putting projection capabilities into places you never thought possible, and that's what Microvision is hoping to accomplish. That's an initiative we can get behind.