Posted: Mon, March 30, 2020
Display industry predictions have all been saying that 2020 would be the big year for 5G, and it looks like they were right! Networks are rolling out around the globe, new 5G-enabled phones are launching. In this post we look at the potential impact of 5G on display devices like phones, televisions, and AR/VR headsets.
Posted: Mon, March 16, 2020
Automobiles are getting smarter with new driver assistance systems that help us back up, park, avoid collisions, and more. Automotive headlights are also getting smarter, as sensor systems combine with new LED and other illumination technologies to adapt to variable driving situations. Ensuring these new headlamp assemblies meet industry standards and function as designed requires specialized lighting measurement solutions.
Posted: Mon, February 24, 2020
Facial recognition is rapidly moving into many areas of our daily lives: controlling access to smart phones and devices, improving home security, enhancing automotive safety, and more. Many of the newest facial recognition applications and products were on display at CES, along with some discussion of consumer privacy concerns that accompany growing use of the technology.
Posted: Mon, January 20, 2020
Increasing digitazation and other medical trends have interstected with the boom in consumer handheld and mobile electronics to create a new landscape for medical display devices in both clinic settings and for patient home use. We look at the quality considerations for these types of displays.
Posted: Mon, January 13, 2020
Machine vision has begun to overlap with augmented and virtual reality. Not only does machine vision provides pivotal environmental and user information to the AR/VR system, these technologies are also cooperating to enable enterprise operations in industrial manufacturing, assembly, design, and training. New entprise AR/VR applications are bringing together camera systems, near-IR eye tracking, gesture recognition, and other machine vision capabilities.
Posted: Mon, January 6, 2020
The start of a new year—especially one with such a nice round number like "2020"—seems to inspire every tech industry publication, column, and anlyst firm to come out with its own Top 10 lists of trends to watch in the coming year, covering both global industries and niche markets. Radiant has saved the time it would take to read all of them by compiling this overview of key themes in some of our core industry areas: IT, displays, AR/VR, and automotive, with links if you want to drill deeper.
Posted: Mon, December 9, 2019
To compete with the superior contrast ratio performance of OLED display screens, LCD makers have developed the technique of local dimming, which allows different regions of a backlight to be controlled independently. The introduction of miniLEDs for LCD backlights, especially in full-array configuration, is boosting the performance of LCD televisions and display screens.
Posted: Mon, November 25, 2019
MicroLED displays offer superior performance for brightness, contrast, and energy efficiency compared to OLED or other existing display types, but so far production challenges have held them back from mass commercialization. Manufacturers are rapidly closing the gap, however, and microLED display products could be coming to the general consumer market soon. We look at microLED technology and ways to overcome quality challenges.
Posted: Mon, November 11, 2019
The concept of metamaterials has been around for a while, but in the last two years we've seen a surge in scientific and fabrication breakthroughs that could soon usher in a new age of optical techniques and capabilities based on metalenses: tiny, flat lenses that can manipulate wavelengths of light.
Posted: Mon, November 4, 2019
The development of medical imaging technologies—such as X-ray, MRI, CT, ultrasound, and PET—has revolutionized healthcare. To view images accurately, display screens used by radiologists, surgeons, and other clinicians must provide higher performance than commercial-grade screens. Learn about medical-grade display requirement and quality assurance solutions.