OSA Incubator on Solving the Bandwidth Challenge of Large 3D Displays

OSA Incubator on Solving the Bandwidth Challenge of Large 3D Displays

15 Jan - 17 Jan 2020
OSA Headquarters
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

 

Hosts

  • Daniel Smalley, Brigham Young University, United States
  • V. Michael Bove, Jr., vmbove.com, United States
  • Thomas Burnett, FoVI3D, United States

Agenda

View the current agenda for this Incubator here.

Overview

The bandwidth bottleneck is perhaps the single greatest challenge in the display field today and a solution to this challenge could have an enormous impact for the advancement of large, sophisticated 3D display systems. The bandwidth requirements of advanced 3D displays, which now approaches one Terapixel per second in some cases, has proven to be a significant challenge for scaling a wide variety of 3D displays, including light-field, holographic and volumetric displays.  FPGAs and ganged GPUs in their current form are a less than ideal solution to the problem. A custom, silicon-level solution may be desired and will be explored in this Incubator. 

Incubator Goals

Through talks, moderated discussions, breakout sessions and informal networking the questions this incubator seeks to answer include:

  • How can we make a drive architecture that is both high bandwidth and display agnostic?  
  • ​Can we create specifications for a silicon-level 3D display drive solution?

The primary goals of this Incubator will be to obtain consensus on the parameters of a custom, silicon-level, 3D drive solution and a software API which is display technology agnostic. These parameters might include: 

  • Overall approach (distributed vs. centralized)
  • Display agnostic API
  • Architecture
  • Algorithms for generating light-fields
  • Channel number (e.g. number of integrated RAMDACS)
  • Channel output type (digital/analog)
  • Channel bandwidth and protocol for supporting software/firmware

Meeting Schedule

The program, including breakfasts and lunches, will be held at OSA Headquarters, 2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Dinners, which are also included in the registration fee, will be held at local restaurants. Below is a general outline of the schedule for the meeting; view the current agenda for the Incubator here.
 
DAY 1

  • Dinner, location to be determined, at 18:00

DAY 2

  • Breakfast begins at 8:00 at OSA Headquarters
  • Program begins at 8:30, lunch is included onsite
  • ​Dinner, location to be determined, begins at 18:00

DAY 3

  • Breakfast begins at 8:00 at OSA Headquarters
  • Program begins at 8:30, lunch is included onsite
  • ​Adjourn

Are you interested in attending?

A limited number of spots have been set aside at this invitation only meeting for interested individuals to apply for. Please send a brief letter of interest along with a CV to the hosts at osaincubator@osa.org.

Additional Information

This page will provide you with information on receiving a letter of invitation if required for your visa as well as additional logistical and area information.