As we announced in November, we plan to sell a display engine beginning in the second quarter of 2017. Today, we are pleased to share that shipping of these small form factor display engine samples to our customers has commenced!
The small form factor display engine, model number PSE-0403-101, is based on our proprietary PicoP® scanning technology and is a compact laser beam scanning engine measuring just 3.6 cm wide by 5.3 cm long by 0.6 cm thick with a volume of only 11.6 cubic centimeters. The sleek form factor and thinness of the engine make it an ideal choice for products such as smartphones, portable media players, tablets and other handheld electronics.
A short focal length version of the engine, model number PSE-0403-102, is well suited for aftermarket head up display (HUD) applications and other applications with a fixed, short focal length.
The PSE-0403-101/2 display engine is an all-in-one unit combining an integrated photonics module (IPM) containing MEMS and lasers and an electronics platform module (EPM) containing MicroVision’s proprietary ASICS and system control software. Some customers prefer a flexible solution of the IPM and standalone MicroVision ASICS that they can combine with the electronics of the device into which the engine is embedded. The form factor of the IPM, which measures only 4.66 cubic centimeters, is a critical attribute for OEMS considering incorporating pico projectors inside their consumer products. We plan to be ready for mass production in early Q2 2017.
In addition to the PSE-0403-101/2 engines, we plan to offer two other scanning engines:
- An interactive display engine that can support simultaneous projected display and multi-touch interactivity with the projected images. Here are some scenarios where we envision this technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7I_q1hCN3c
- A sensing engine for mid-range LiDAR.
Samples of the interactive display engine are planned for the second quarter of 2017 with production engines expected in the third quarter of 2017. We expect to begin shipping samples of the mid-range LiDAR engine in the second half of 2017 with production units planned for first half of 2018 availability.
Our business model and product line offering includes display and sensing engines, licensing our patented technology, and selling components to licensees for incorporation into their scanning engines.
For OEMs interested in learning more, feel free to reach out to us: http://www.microvision.com/about-us/contact-us/