The engineers at Displaytech, Inc., Longmont. CO, are producing what they say will be the next generation in data display devices. The new heir, following the history of CRTs. LCDs and plasma displays Also called "gas discharge display," a flat-screen technology that uses tiny cells lined with phosphor that are full of inert ionized gas (typically a mix of xenon and neon). Three cells make up one pixel (one cell has red phosphor, one green, one blue). . could be the LightCaster Ferroelectric Refers to a material that functions similarly to a ferromagnetic material in that it can be polarized into two states. Ferroelectric devices generally do not have any "ferrous" (iron) in them. See FeRAM and ferroelectric capacitor. Liquid Crystal (FLC FLC Federal Laboratory Consortium
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FLC Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal ) display panel. The unit is comprised of a 1 micron thick layer of binary FLC material layered over reflective metal atop a memory chip. Signals from the memory cells control the polarization polarization
Property of certain types of electromagnetic radiation in which the direction and magnitude of the vibrating electric field are related in a specified way. state of incident light, creating light and dark pixels. These microdisplays form pixels that are 7 microns in size, as opposed to the 25 micron pixel of current LCD displays, resulting in greater resolution. Further enhancing image quality is the very thin FLC layer, which virtually eliminates edge diffusion of the pixels that would occur with light passing through thicker materials. Capable of operating in a wide temperature range, the FLC material also switches extremely fast, moving to "on" and "off" states at the same speed, preventing blurring of moving image s. Building the display on the back of a chip makes them cheaper to produce. The image brightness allows them to be built into projection devices, such as monitors and large screen televisions, and their small size makes FLC panels directly applicable to personal and heads-up displays A display technology that superimposes images onto the inside of the windshield to enable drivers to view the information while keeping their eyes on the road. Heads-up displays (HUDs) are also used in goggles and helmets (see head mounted display). .