CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Intelligent light management for OLED on foil applications

Objective

The main objective of the IMOLA project is the realization of a large-area OLED-based lighting module with built-in intelligent light management. Interesting applications are wall, ceiling and car dome lighting, where the light intensity can be adjusted uniformly or locally according to the time of the day or the position of a person, or even road lighting, where the light can follow a car.
The front side of the module consists of OLED tiles attached and interconnected to a flexible backplane foil. In an early stage of the project, individual tiles (on glass as well as on foil) will be used, but in a later stage OLED tiles on the roll will be laminated and interconnected to the backplane.
The backplane of the module contains the integrated driver electronics for the brightness control of the individual OLED tiles. A very thin and efficient smart-power chip converts a single 40V supply voltage into a controllable DC current for each OLED tile. This power converter chip employs an external passive component (inductor) that will preferably be embedded into the backplane foil. As the smart-power chip also allows the integration of dense CMOS circuitry, extra functionality and intelligence can be implemented on the chip. This includes optical feedback to eliminate non-uniformities between the tiles or to compensate OLED degradation effects. Other sensor functions can provide maximum interaction with the environment. Furthermore, advanced communication features, e.g. by means of PLC techniques across the power supply lines, can enable intelligent brightness control from a central unit.
Within the consortium, all necessary expertise is available to ensure perfect coverage of all technological aspects (such as OLED and backplane foil development, chip placement, electrical interconnect, component embedding and lamination) as well as all design aspects (driver chip design, inductor design and EMC) in this challenging project.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Address

Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 984 080

Administrative Contact

Christine Van Houtven (Ms.)

Participants (10)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS BELGIUM NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 38 556

FUNDICO BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 154 438

HENKEL ELECTRONIC MATERIALS BELGIUMNV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 228 540

PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 217 082

Philips GmbH

Germany

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 266 370

HANITA COATINGS RCA LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 373 182

CENTRO RICERCHE PLAST-OPTICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 219 678

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 907 053

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 11 021

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 288377

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    31 March 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 852 036

  • EU contribution

    € 3 400 000

Coordinated by:

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium