Select the right chip to meet your high performance imaging needs.
At the heart of every DLP chipset is an array of highly reflective aluminum micromirrors known as the digital micromirror device (DMD). The DMD is an electrical input, optical output micro-electrical-mechanical system (MEMS) that allows developers to perform high speed, efficient, and reliable spatial light modulation. Using TI's proven semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, each DMD contains up to 8 million individually controlled micromirrors built on top of an associated CMOS memory cell.
During operation, the DMD controller loads each underlying memory cell with a '1' or a '0'. Next, a mirror reset pulse is applied, which causes each micromirror to be electrostatically deflected about a hinge to the associated +/- degree state. The deflection angle of these two valid states is very repeatable due to a physical stop against two spring tips.
The TI DLP portfolio offers chips with +/-12° states as well as +/-17° states. The newest TRP micromirror architecture, with +/- 17° states, is an exciting addition as it enables smaller DMDs that are well suited for more portable end equipment needing good brightness and power efficiency.
DMD for digital cinema next to a DMD for pico displays
DLP TRP micromirror in -17 degree state
DLP TRP micromirror in +17 degree state
* 2014 Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) to Larry Hornbeck for the invention of the digital micromirror technology as used in DLP Cinema projection.
DLP chipsets allow users to obtain the maximum pattern rates for the associated DMD(s), as well as the ability to synchronize pattern display with external sensors, cameras, motors, or other devices. Furthermore, developers also benefit from TI's extensive knowledge about how to reliably drive the micromirrors across a wide range of operating conditions.
Simplified block diagram
TI offers a full portfolio of DLP chipsets that span various resolutions, array sizes, micromirror sizes, micromirror tilt angles and wavelengths. Below are tables to assist in selecting the DMD best suited for your display or advanced light control solution.
|Product Group||DMD||Controller||Driver||Configuration PROM||EVM|
|Advanced Light Control||DLP3000||DLPC300||no||no||DLP LightCrafter™|
|DLP4500||DLPC350||no||no||DLP LightCrafter 4500|
|DLP6500||DLPC900||no||no||DLP LightCrafter 6500|
|DLP7000||DLPC410||DLPA200||DLPR410||DLP Discovery 4100|
|DLP9000||DLPC900||no||no||DLP LightCrafter 9000|
|DLP9500||DLPC410||DLPA200||DLPR410||DLP Discovery 4100|
|DLP2010NIR||DLPC150||DLPA2005||no||DLP NIRscan™ Nano|
|DLP7000UV||DLPC410||DLPA200||DLPR410||DLP Discovery 4100|
|DLP9500UV||DLPC410||DLPA200||DLPR410||DLP Discovery 4100|
|no||DLP LightCrafter Display 2010|
|no||DLP LightCrafter Display 3010|
|DLP4501||DLPC6401||no||no||DLPC6401-based DLP Display|
|no||DLP LightCrafter Display 4710|