Dubbed "OmniGlass," the reference design combines OmniVision's new ultra-compact and low-power OVP2200 LCOS solution, which displays 720p HD video, with the OVP921, a companion chip that provides image processing support and further simplifies system design. Together, the OVP2200 and OVP921 deliver a high-performance display solution that is structured specifically for the next-generation wearable consumer electronics market.
"Industry analysts are predicting that the global market volumes for wearable electronics will exceed 130 million units by 2018, reaching an estimated
The OmniGlass reference design is an optical head-mounted display equipped with a 4-megapixel autofocus camera. The device's image processor is capable of supporting various wireless connections, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and enables on-screen display features for augmented reality applications.
A prototype of OmniGlass is currently available for demonstrations, and a development kit is available for customer sampling upon request, according to OmniVision. The OVP2200 is currently sampling, with volume production expected to begin during the second quarter of 2014.
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