New applications for multicolor OLED microdisplays

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12-21-2021

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Wearables have become extremely widespread. Used as fitness wristbands, they measure body values during sports. In the industry, you no longer need cumbersome manuals. Instead, the data is displayed directly via smart glasses. Navigation while cycling is barely visible in the form of a tiny system that is located directly in front of the eye and guides us where we want to go. Of course, these systems have to consume very little power, because you don’t want to get off your bike and recharge it in between.

The ultra-low power microdisplay platform for wearables, which is available from Fraunhofer FEP, is therefore designed for extremely low power consumption and is based on the proven OLED-on-silicon technology. These OLED microdisplays were previously only available in monochrome, which was sufficient for simple information displays at first. In order to expand the range of applications, a multicolor OLED microdisplay has now been researched within the „Backplane“ project, which can display the color space of green, red and their mixed colors, and still requires less power than all other microdisplays.

Read more about the new areas of application for multi-colour OLED microdisplays in the current press release.