Sony Pico Projector module delivers focus-free HD resolution images

February 19, 2014
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Sony might have bowed out from its VAIO PC business, but its mobile dreams are still as strong as ever. Testament to that is a new super small projector module that is touted to deliver high quality images inside a device that will fit your hand.

Whereas other pico projectors are only able to project images of 640x480 or 800x480 resolutions, Sony's latest module promises a resolution of 1920x720 pixels with a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. In addition, this module will be able to project those images clearly at any distance without the need to refocus. At a distance of one meter, it will be able to project a screen size of 40 inches, while at 3 meters the screen size can reach up to 120 inches, all in clear and crisp quality.

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According to Sony, it is able to accomplish this feat by eschewing panel-based systems employed by other projectors and instead opting for a laser-based scanning or LBS system. This makes use of semiconductor lasers that project beams that are then reflected and controlled by a Micro Electronic Mechanical System or MEMS mirror. This particular MEMS mirror incorporates technology developed by display technology company MicroVision. Sony also developed a video processor to further control and improve the image output.

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Sony envisions this very small Pico projector module, which only measures 52.5 mm x 63.0 mm x 7.2 mm, to be used in handheld projectors, particularly those with wireless connectivity that can project images sent from mobile devices. It might even end up in other kinds of devices, like a projector hotspot or even a projector smartphone.

SOURCE: Sony


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  • Rigz

    cool

  • http://kevburnsjr.com Kev Burns

    1920×720 is not 16:9

    • snrubb

      Wrong. Resolution does not tell you anything about aspect ratio unless you also know the pixel aspect ratio (PAR).