Forth Dimension Displays develops, manufactures, and supplies ferroelectric liquid crystal on silicon devices (FLCoS) for applications as spatial light modulator (SLM).
The FLCoS devices can be operated either as a microdisplay in amplitude modulation or as binary phase modulators in applications that require a programmable 2D diffraction grating.
Forth Dimension Displays employ Time Domain Imaging, (TDI™) for the following display resolutions:
2K – 2048 x 2048 pixels @ 8.2 µm pixel pitch
QXGA – 2048 x 1536 pixels @ 8.2 µm pixel pitch
SXGA – 1280 x 1024 pixels @ 13.62 µm pixel pitch
WXGA – 1280 x 768 pixels @ 13.62 µm pixel pitch
In 2021 a WQHD – 2560 x 1440 pixels @ 8.2 µm pixel pitch – FLCoS will be launched.
It is an enabling technology of many advanced applications and is available with a number of driver interfaces each designed to suit the specific needs of the system developer.
Forth Dimension Displays offers plug & play board level products which include the application-dedicated interface board.
The SXGA model is also available in conjunction with a dedicated IP core to drive the microdisplay with a customer-designed interface board.
The FLCoS-based spatial light modulators for structured light projection in amplitude modulation or as binary phase modulators.
The board level products can either accept video data (R3 – R10) or show pre-loaded images as required for structured light synchronized with a camera (3DM: R11 – R12).
Common to all Forth Dimension Displays products are the following qualities:
- 0.83″ to 0.9” diagonal
- High fill factor of 94% or more
- No sub-pixels
- More than 1 kHz frame rate for binary images
- Accurate, linear greyscale reproduction
- Optimised for visible light
- Software configurable to drive FLCoS addressing to meet your application needs
- Optional product configuration of the 2K, QXGA, SXGA, and WXGA enables optimization across a broad range of applications
Forth Dimension Displays wishes to support those customers who have long product life cycles. To help customers get the maximum benefit from the TDI displays over an extended product life cycle, we have undertaken to provide enhanced customer support beyond the contractual warranty period. We recognise that this approach differs from that of some of our competitors, hence the publication of this Obsolescence Statement.
Forth Dimension Displays Ltd provides products that comply with the requirements of EU Directive 2002/95/EC RoHS (Restrictions on the use of certain Hazardous Substances).