Small, 0.5” OLED Microdisplay to Advance AR and VR Devices


Sony’s small, high-resolution OLED Microdisplay advances  Virtual and Augmented Reality applications with excellent image quality and fast response times.

OLED Microdisplays are commonly found in a lot of today’s Virtual Reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications, thanks to their benefits such as contrast, size and power. Sony Corporation has recently announced a new OLED Microdisplay, a 0.5” display that offers 1600 x 1200 resolution, claimed to be the highest in its class.

The new ECX339A boasts the same level of low-power operation as its predecessors, but with resolution factor 1.6. The speed is now also doubled with the new Microdisplay achieving up to 240fps (dual-line progressive) frame rates when paired with the company’s original driving system, according to Sony.

OLED Microdisplay offers UXGA Resolution and High Speed


With LVDS / Sub-LVDS video interfacing, a maximum luminance of 1000cd/m² and excellent 100,000:1 or higher contrast ratio, the new ECX339A is well-suited for head-mounted devices enabling Virtual and Augmented Reality with excellent image quality and fast response times.

The doubled frame rate is believed to allow the capture of fast-moving subjects with higher accuracy, delivering a more comfortable shooting experience. In digital camera electronic viewfinders and head-mounted display devices, this will help to improve image delay issue for items superimposed on real-world vision of AR/VR and to avoid motion sickness during usage.

Sibel Yorulmaz-Cokugur, Sony Product Expert at FRAMOS, says: “The new ECX339A Microdisplay features an optimized transistor layout and process to address uneven characteristics and loss of voltage and to enhance picture quality. Additionally, the color filter is deposited directly on the silicon substrate, reducing its distance from the light emitting layer, and the filter’s color array has been modified. This helps customers to secure the viewing angle properties while achieving high resolution.”

Microdisplay Enables Lightweight, Compact AR/VR designs

Industry and product experts at FRAMOS are available to support customers with the integration of these new displays in their applications and projects. In addition, FRAMOS provides services like development support, and logistics that speed development and improve time to market for all vision products.

Mass production starts in November 2018.




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