Pico projectors are extraordinarily compact projectors that can throw a pretty big picture on to any flat surface. Since they are so small, they really are starting to crop up in some of the most amazing products such as camcorders, still cameras etc.
The world's first USB 3.0 pico-projector solution, announced by Himax Technologies, combines SVGA (800 by 600) high-resolution LCOS microdisplays with a USB 3.0 chip ET12U320A from Evolution Technology.
The unit can be powered through devices such as desktops or notebooks via USB, without the need for an additional external power supply. Numerous notebook vendors are already showing strong interest in adopting the pico-projector solution, the company claimed.