STMicroelectronics and bTendo to Develop world’s smallest Pico Projector for Next-Generation Smart Phones
STMicroelectronics and bTendo have signed a development and license agreement to jointly develop the world’s smallest Pico Projector for smart phones and other portable consumer-electronics devices. Less than 2.5cm3 in volume and below 6mm high, the jointly developed embedded projector solution will offer a focus free, vivid color, sharp and crisp image, superior to current pico projection solutions. Implementing two MEMS-based micro-mirror-actuation devices within the system’s optical engine, and an advanced video-processing chip, the world’s smallest projection engine is optimized for smart phones, offering low power consumption and built-in support for MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) to ensure swift and easy integration.
With today’s advanced smart phones, people carry huge amounts of movie clips and photos in their pockets, yet find it difficult sharing it with others due to the tiny display. Adding projection capabilities into the mobile devices will enable users to easily share their media with others – any place, on any surface, at any time. A demo of the technology will be shown at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Feb 14-17, 2011.