On December 10th, Lingxi AR, a technology company in the AR optical waveguide display technology industry in China, released its first thin and light AR glasses reference model Aladdin Zero.
Aladdin Zero's reference design is completely focused on the thin and light AR terminal form. Based on the mature and mass-produced AW70s array optical waveguide module developed by Lingxi AR, the weight of the optical machine is controlled to 10g, making the overall appearance of the same type of product on the market. In comparison, it is closer to "ordinary glasses", and achieves a qualitative improvement in terms of weight, shape and wearing feeling.
The design concept of Aladdin Zero
• A new form of AR glasses that everyone can use
Aladdin Zero follows the design concept of compact layout, its shape is extremely thin and light, and its weight is only 38.6g, which is infinitely close to the lightness of ordinary glasses. The glasses have built-in AW70s developed by Lingxi AR, which innovatively combines the display source and projection source (LCOS) of the optical machine into one to create the smallest projection module, and based on the array optical waveguide technology to achieve 1280X720 within 10g , 30°FOV HD display AR optical waveguide module manufacturing process, and the yield rate can be maintained above 85%.
Aladdin Zero is equipped with two 2Mic reservations, which can support array and voice command module embedding. The control is achieved through the single shortcut button on the right side of the front part of the temple, and supports customized different functions. Aladdin Zero supports DP directly connected to Android phones, or the adapter board is connected to the USB Type-C interface to achieve full model adaptation, and supports TWS audio binaural stereo temples (single equipped). Aladdin Zero adopts a decorative split design. While ensuring the shape of the glasses body, it achieves the unity of fashion, lightness and performance through the unique design concept of "wired earphone application mode" double hanging cables and hanging neck endurance.
• Expandable personalized configuration, easy to get the whole scene
As a prototype of the reference solution, Aladdin Zero also supports the matching of myopia correction inner frame mirrors, hook-on outer shading mirrors, and adjustable nose pads that are consistent with ordinary glasses. In addition, the solution has strong scalability and personalized configuration potential for AR glasses solution providers, pan-smart hardware (mobile phones, watches, bracelets, tablets) solution providers, ODM manufacturers, etc. to provide room for expansion. The equipment not only supports the customized shape of the temples, but also supports the complete customization of the frame, material, and color matching, so as to help brands create a new category of AR glasses consumption with exclusive styles.
• Build an AR developer ecosystem and create a new AR business
Since its establishment in 2014, Lingxi AR has been committed to the research and development and mass production of AR optical waveguide display technology solutions, hoping to "make everyone have an AR glasses that look like ordinary glasses."
In 2019, the Lingxi AR arrayed waveguide module will be mass-produced, focusing on the compact, thin and light consumer AR optical engine, becoming a highly integrated AR glasses product. In 2020, with the rapid development of the Metaverse concept, AR glasses will also usher in a new round of product upgrades dominated by optical waveguide technology.
ABOUT LINGXI AR
Founded in 2014, Lingxi AR is a venture-backed tech startup focusing on AR display solutions. Lingxi AR is committed to solving the bottlenecks, the optical display technology in AR industry. As the first developer of the waveguide technology in China, Lingxi AR provides light-weight and transparent AR lens with full-color imagery and wide field-of-view to global customers and partners. Consumer electronics, smart-eyewear manufacturers, military enterprises use Lingxi underlying optical solutions in their see-through wearable displays.