Acquired Electronics360

Intellectual Property

New Reference Design for AR Glasses has a LCOS Display on a Single Chip

10 January 2018

OmniVision Technologies has announced a collaboration with Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI) to develop a reference design for production-ready augmented reality (AR) glasses.

The new reference design for AR glasses uses the OV9282 (OmniVision)The new reference design for AR glasses uses the OV9282 (OmniVision)

The complete AR glasses solution combines OmniVision’s lightweight and power efficient OP02220, a single-chip 1080p high definition (HD) liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS) display with integrated driver and memory butter, with ASTRI’s reference design, which integrates optics and system electronics that provide an industry-leading 60-degree-wide field of view for an improved user experience.

The AR market is in its early stages and it is growing rapidly. The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts a compound annual growth rate at the 113 percent between 2017 and 2021, driven initially by demand for applications like consumer gaming, retail showcasing and manufacturing training.

Therapy and rehabilitation and public infrastructure maintenance, both take advantage of wireless head-mounted displays, and are among the applications in which IDC expects to see the fastest growth over the forecast period.

ASTRI’s wireless reference design will offer OEMs and ODMs the opportunity to license the technology, obtain a prototype and accelerate their product launch. High-quality optics from ASTRI allows an unprecedented 60-degree field of view as part of its fully qualified complete electronics system for AR glasses.

The reference design leverages OmniVision’s OP02220 LCOS display and OV9282 image sensor to enable inside-out tracking like SLAM, 3D room scanning, and hand/tool tracking. The OP02220 enables simpler system designs, a smaller form factor, lighter weight and up to 40 percent lower power consumption compared with display systems using two or three separate driver and memory-buffer chips. The OV9282 is built on OmniVision’s OmniPixel3-GS™ pixel technology to capture 1280x800 pixel images at 120 frames per second (FPS) with low latency.

To learn more about this, visit OmniVision’s site here.

To contact the author of this article, email

Powered by CR4, the Engineering Community

Discussion – 0 comments

By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and Terms of Use.
Engineering Newsletter Signup
Get the Engineering360
Stay up to date on:
Features the top stories, latest news, charts, insights and more on the end-to-end electronics value chain.
Weekly Newsletter
Get news, research, and analysis
on the Electronics industry in your
inbox every week - for FREE
Sign up for our FREE eNewsletter


Date Event Location
09-10 Apr 2018 Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA
23-27 Apr 2018 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
10 May 2018 Pier 94
22-24 May 2018 Los Angeles, CA
04-07 Jun 2018 Boston, MA
Find Free Electronics Datasheets