TriLite honored with SPIE Prism Award win for ultra-compact AR display

 TriLite announces that its Trixel® 3, the world’s smallest projection display, has been chosen by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, as a winner at its 2023 Prism Awards.

The annual award, now in its 15th year, recognizes industrial innovation in optics and photonics. For consideration in the 2023 Prism Awards, SPIE received 76 applications from 19 countries; 24 companies were selected as finalists, across eight categories. Finalists and winners were selected by a panel of international judges who leveraged the knowledge and acumen of leaders from across the technology commercialization and funding sectors.

As the world’s smallest, lightest, and brightest laser beam scanner (LBS) designed for high-volume consumer augmented reality (AR) applications, Trixel 3 was chosen as the winner of the category ‘AR VR MR’.

Peter Weigand, CEO at TriLite, said: “We’re delighted to be honored by SPIE, with this recognition of Trixel 3 as a breakthrough innovation for AR displays. Our latest product evolution, Trixel 3, sets a new standard in super small projection displays, and it is a revolutionary step forward in terms of size, weight, image quality, optical compatibility, power consumption and reliability.”

The Trixel 3 ultra-compact optical display engine combines TriLite’s miniature and lightweight laser beam scanner (LBS), a single 2D MEMS mirror, all optical components, and the TriLite Calibration Module (TCM) that shifts light module complexity from hardware to software. The LBS module weighs less than 1.5g, and has a volume of less than 1cm3.

As well as being tiny and lightweight, the Trixel 3 is designed for mass manufacturing. It provides a bright display that’s easy to read in direct sunlight, and its optimized optical path requires no relay optics, further saving space and weight. Its low system latency ensures AR images integrate naturally with a wearer’s surroundings and spatial movements.