25 April 2012

Intersil unveils ‘world’s lowest cost pico projector system’

Intersil has announced what it claims is the world's lowest cost pico projector system and the industry's smallest production ready led LCoS pico projector solution.

The Pico-qHD provides a fully integrated reference design that includes a high volume production optical engine, hardware, firmware and customisable design files. The solution utilises Micron's E330 compact 5.5cubic centimetre qHD optical engine and can be integrated into a wide range of applications including Micron's portable PoP Video pico projector.

Built on a 1.7 by 2inch pcb, the Pico-qHD is designed to meet the low manufacturing cost requirements of consumer applications such as digital cameras, smartphones, tablets and other handheld products.

"The emerging pico projector market will transform social sharing, but cost has been one of the biggest adoption barriers," said Susan Hardman, senior vice president of the analog and mixed signal products group at Intersil. "Our pico projector technology offers the lowest solution cost, while easily customisable reference designs provide customers flexibility to adapt pico projectors for their specific needs."

The platform is based on Intersil's ISL97901, a fully-integrated buck/boost RGGB led driver with a 2.0mA resolution. The system can drive up to 1.5A led current so it is compatible with a variety of high power leds, and can enable pico projector engines with brightness levels exceeding 20lumens.

Simon Fogg

Supporting Information


Intersil Corporation

This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright
See Terms and Conditions.
One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not.
For multiple copies contact the sales team.

Do you have any comments about this article?

Add your comments


Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published.
Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.

Related Articles

HD audio for Raspberry Pi

A Hi-Fi add-on board, designed to bring HD audio to Raspberry Pi, has been ...

'Smallest' transceiver

Measuring just 5 x 5mm2, Exar's SP335 multiprotocol transceiver is claimed to ...

Microchip buys Supertex

Microchip Technology has acquired Supertex, a US based manufacturer of high ...

Analogue designers continue

Since 1954, the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) has been ...

Accuracy enhanced

Many ATE systems are required to measure critical parameters with extreme ...

Integrating analogue

Mixed signal and analogue design has always been considered the 'harder' part ...

Adding audio

This whitepaper from SiLabs tells you how to add class D audio to embedded ...

Analogue surveillance systems

This whitepaper from Nexcom/Intel discusses the move away from analogue ...

Demystifying analogue and mixed signal asics

This white paper from JVD attempts to resolve several common misunderstandings ...

Class D audio chipset

International Rectifier has introduced a Class D audio chipset comprising the ...

Class D audio amp

Integrating an advanced 32step up/down volume control, the PAM8407 Class D ...

Multi-protocol SAS-3 repeater

Texas Instruments has introduced a signal conditioner capable of driving the ...

DLP-enabled PCB lithography

Maskless Lithography uses DLP technology for PCB lithography machines for ...

TDA2x SoC for ADAS

Learn more about how the TDA2x SoC device enables fusion applications in ADAS.

DLP LightCrafter 4500

How to get started using the DLP LightCrafter 4500 evaluation module.

The benefit of experience

Those looking at the electronics industry will sometimes divide it into two ...

Is analogue design getting har

A recent survey by New Electronics suggests that 32% of electronics engineers ...

TI, National Semi takeover

It's been a while since there has been a takeover on the scale of that ...

Tunç Doluca, ceo, Maxim

Maxim is responding to the changing needs of analogue electronics designers. ...

Dr Carsten Suckrow, Analog

The days of semiconductor companies manufacturing and selling discrete products ...

Rick Clemmer, ceo, NXP

Rick Clemmer believes high performance mixed signal is just one of the sectors ...