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DESIGN & PRODUCTS DISPLAYS & INTERFACES Interactive cockpit interface concept for cars Flicker-free videos and brilliant images At electronica, Visteon presented a range of interactive displays rendered in 3D aimed at the automotive industry. The company’s e-Bee vehicle The d2757Ph monitor from AOC delivers flicker-free videos concept showcased a modern cockpit interface enabling and brilliant images thanks to the company’s innovative FPR display-based controls and cloud-centred profile storage for (Film-type Patterned Retarder) 3D technology. Rather than drivers to have a unique and using shutter glasses to generate parts personalized driving experi- the 3D effect, the FPR 3D technology ence. Visteon’s premium driver only requires polarisation glasses with- information platform delivers out batteries, making it a light weight consumer electronics-qual- solution which is more comfortable to ity graphics and sets a new wear. In addition, polarisation glasses benchmark for real-time image cost a lot less than battery-powered rendering capability in auto- shutter glasses. 3D glasses and a clip-on for those wearing motive-grade products. The mid-range infotainment platform glasses are included in the package of the d2757Ph. ely- enables multi-device connectivity and content management to ing on IPS (in-plane switching), the d2757Ph delivers crisp deliver a rich media experience on up to two thin-film transistor images with unaltered colours up to viewing angles of 178° (TFT) displays. The media player consolidates music and media both horizontal and vertical, for multiple users with different from multiple users into one list and allows streaming to any viewpoints. Featuring a static contrast of 1000:1 (dynamic device in the vehicle. The system also supports Internet radio contrast: 20,000,000:1), an ultra-short response time of only and Cloud-based storage while allowing caching of content. 5 ms and a luminance of 250 cd/m2, the LED model offers The company also exhibited head-up display systems designed great performance not only for professional graphics usage, to display different types of critical information directly in the but also for demanding users at home. 2D to 3D conversion driver’s line of sight. Initial development projects include both is software-enabled and can be activated through a hotkey combiner and windshield head-up display systems using a TFT on the bezel. Old photos, home videos or classic movies can image source. thus be viewed in an entirely new perspective. The display Visteon comes in a black 5.8 mm thin frame with a brushed metal www.visteon.com front band. It is fitted with a detachable stand. AOC International Interactive see-through display targets www.aoc.com augmented reality At electronica, Fraunhofer COMEDD (Center for Organic Solution-processed OLEDs printing Materials and Electronic Devices Dresden) showcased a pair of glasses supporting a see-through display with eye enables virtually any color control. The demonstration kit relies With a modular system for fine-tuning the solubility and color on COMEDD’s OLEDCam tech- of OLED emitters, German company Cynora proposes an in- nology which integrates organic novative concept for solution-based manufacturing of OLEDs light emitting diodes with infrared for displays, lighting photo detectors on a single CMOS and flexible packag- backplane. The 640×480 pixel ing. This paves the monochrome 10.2x7.7mm dis- way for creating play used in the kit also features displays, light panels a nested 128x96 pixel IR camera and flexible lumines- that can track the eyes’ movements cent foil that for the of the user as he or she looks at most part can be various elements of the information manufactured using displayed. Combined with special software, the eye tracking printing and coating can be used to scroll up and down, left and right, and in the processes. With the future, mouse clicks could be emulated through the blink of ability to synthesize new luminescent materials, the company an eye to activate links or pull-down menus. Designed to su- expects to be able to address the entire color spectrum. The perimpose information over the user’s real world view, such modular OLED emitters are copper-based molecules, i.e. metal glasses can find applications in augmented reality, where complexposes. These metal complexes consist of a metal core the visual information can be deliberately or unconsciously surrounded by a ligand shell that plays a major role in determin- adapted to the operational context, hands-free. Furthermore ing the properties of the complex. By modifying the ligands it is the system integrates an augmented-reality (AR) platform possible to precisely modulate key properties such as color and running on an XScale PXA 320 processor for small applica- solubility. tions and an additional client computer for gaze-triggered AR This approach also offers the possibility of turning the applied applications. The Eval-Kit has two operation systems (OS). layers insoluble, effectively preventing undesired blending of the The AR platform is running an embedded Linux which is part functional layers. This crosslinking is achieved through auto- of the evaluation kit. catalytic networking of the copper complexes with a host matrix COMEDD in the drying stage during processing. www.comedd.fraunhofer.de Cynora www.cynora.com 28 Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2012 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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