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PicoP® Display Engine

The PicoP® Display Engine
redefines application flexibility,
bringing new products to light.
The simple way to free your imagination—
evaluate, develop and integrate Microvision pico
projection technology into your product.

A World of Display and Imaging Opportunities designed to help developers evaluate and embed the PDE into
Microvision provides a powerful technology platform that products with ease and speed.
enables next generation display and imaging products. The Microvision PicoP Display Engine
Application possibilities are limited only by the collective Development Kit (PDK)
imagination of our customers and partners. The PDK is designed to provide all the tools necessary for
For manufacturers who want to bring the next generation of embedded systems development with the PicoP Display Engine
ground-breaking mobile devices to market, Microvision provides (PDE), enabling a host of portable projection and imaging devices
the PicoP Display Engine (PDE) that will meet exacting OEM that span consumer, automotive and aviation electronics, medical
requirements for high-volume embedded projection applications devices, and industrial imaging solutions. The PDK provides all of
where size and display performance are critically important design the hardware and software necessary to produce a fully functional
considerations. Microvision provides a variety of tools that are portable device.

PicoP® Display Engine Development Kit Specifications

WVGA (848 x 480) Native
Resolution WVGA (800 x 480)
VGA (640 x 480)
Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native
Brightness 10 Lumens (±5%)
Display Performance
Light sources Red 640nm, Green 532nm, Blue 450nm lasers
Refresh Rate ~ 60 Hz
PDE Color Depth 64K colors
Full Screen Contrast > 5000:1
WxLxH 50 mm x 44 mm x 7.6 mm
Mechanical Parameters Video Interface Digital RGB
Single Supply Power Input 2.7-4.2V
Per IEC 60825-1:2007 and CDRH 1040.10, 1040.11 with
Regulatory Compliance Class 2 Laser product laser Notice 50. The PDE is a Class 2 Laser Product.
(As with any bright light, do not stare at the beam.)
Media Video Interfaces HDMI/DVI-D (available Q3 2010)
DisplayPort (available Q3 2010)

Issue commands to the PDE for user control

Functions Supported Upgrade software
Access service and manufacturing functions such as fault log

SDK Control & Interface Protocols

Service Interface (detected automatically) UART & USB

Functions Supported Brightness control, aspect ratio selection, color mode

(list not exhaustive, please refer to PDE selection, gamma selection, display phase adjust, etc.
Programmer’s Guide —sampling in May 2010)

PicoP® Display Engine

The Microvision PicoP Display Engine Software Development Kit
The PDK includes:
The Software Development Kit (SDK) is designed to support both PC and embedded
» PDE module development environments. For PC based evaluation and development, designers
» Digital and analog interfaces might consider using the PDE Evalution Kit (PEK). The PEK, in combination with a
with supporting video interface host platform operating system, like Windows, Linux or the iPhone SDK would allow
modules—VGA/Component, the developer to easily create applications to demonstrate projector functionality. For
HDMI/DVI-D and DisplayPort embedded systems development, designers might consider using the PDK. The PDK
» Software Developers Kit with embedded operating system, like Ångström Linux or Android would allow the
» Power supply (110V – 240V) developer to demonstrate embedded system functionality.

» Digi-Key® Beagle Board OR Gum-

stix® Overo Air computer-on- Kit Device Platform Operating System API Language

module (select only one with PDK) Windows XP SP2

Windows PC Windows Vista C
Features and Benefits PEK
Windows 7
» Direct connection to a PC—
Connects to a VGA/Component Linux PC Ubuntu Linux 7.10 or later C
(DisplayPort and HDMI/DVI-D Android Java
available in soon) for out-of-box BeagleBoard Ångström Linux C
» Sync signal output—Connects OMAP35xx
Ångström Linux C
PDK Gumstix Overo
to a sensor, camera or similar to
enable structured lighting appli- iPhone
cations development iPod Touch iPhone OS Objective-C
» Infinite focus range—Delivers iPad
“always in focus” over range with
laser based light sources
» Wide horizontal projection Ordering Part Numbers and Descriptions:
angle—43º provides close to a 1:1 All development tools include the PicoP SDK, user’s guide, interface control
image size (diagonal) that is equal documentation, programmer’s guide, getting started guide and ReadMe files.
to image to projector distance
» Wide color gamut—Laser light PDE Evaluation Kit (PEK) PDE Development Kit (PDK)
sources provide 64K color depth » MV2WV110S-E1: PDE reference module » MV1WV110S-D1: PDE reference
with 150% wider color gamut than without media module module with Digi-Key® Beagle Board
standard NTSC » MV2WV110S-E2: PDE reference development platform
» Projection display mechanical module with VGA/component media » MV1WV110S-D2: PDE reference
module module with Gumstix® Overo COM
parameters: 7.6 mm x 50 mm
» MV2WV110S-E3: PDE reference development platform
x 44 mm (H x W x L)—Among
module with HDMI/DVI-D media
the smallest projection display
module (available Q3 2010)
engines in the world, making it
simple to integrate into virtually » MV2WV110S-E4: PDE reference
module with DisplayPort media
any device module (available Q3 2010)
» Interface to Beagle Board &
Gumstix Overo COM—Speeds
development efforts

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