Visteon announces microZone high-performance display technology
Visteon Corporation announced its microZone display technology that offers what the company says is significantly higher graphics performance than traditional LCD displays.
The company says that this new, patent-pending, high-dynamic range (HDR) display technology offers high contrast and brightness and wide color gamut that enables automotive displays to achieve parity with consumer mobile devices with life-like imaging capability.
Visteon goes on to report that the technology is designed to accelerate the development and commercialization of more energy-efficient, cost-effective digital display solutions, adding that microZone is considered the first automotive display to offer superior optical performance without sacrificing automotive reliability. Since it is based on mature LCD technology, it is able to pass automotive qualification requirements without susceptibility to burn-in.
"Next-generation automotive cockpit displays need optical performance that is competitive with mobile devices that consumers have come to expect," said Sachin Lawande, President and CEO, Visteon. "MicroZone is the first display technology that offers premium optical performance at a competitive price point for automakers, without sacrificing reliability or life-span. In that sense, microZone is an effective alternative to OLED for automakers.”
- Wide Color Gamut: Today’s automotive displays achieve 75-85% of the NTSC (National Television System Committee) color space. Visteon says that MicroZone can render more saturated colors, up to 110% NTSC. A wider color gamut enables microZone technology to reproduce a greater range of the visible color spectrum, and is compliant with the DCI-P3 color standard for HD.
- High Contrast Ratio: Legacy LCD contrast ratio maxes out at approximately 1500:1, and black is never really black. The microZone contrast ratio is reportedly at least 100,000:1, which is about 65-70 times higher than a typical LCD screen, says the company. At wide viewing angles, the contrast ratio is measured above 10,000:1.
- High Brightness: With OLED technology, displays max out at approximately 600 candelas per square meter (brightness level). By comparison, microZone can reportedly achieve brightness comparable to a traditional LCD technology.
“MicroZone surpasses traditional display technologies across several critical categories, including color gamut, contrast, and brightness levels,” said Qais Sharif, Visteon Vice President, Display Product Line. “This is especially important as vehicle manufacturers look for new ways to reduce power consumption in the cockpit without compromising color contrast, quality, and brightness.”
For more information, visit www.visteon.com.