ALP-4 Controller Suite (Application Software & Frameworks)




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The ALP‑4 Controller Suite is a proven high-performance development tool for the DLP Discovery 4100 chipset. It comes either as is an integral part of the DLP® V‑Modules and is frequently used with the DLP® Discovery™ Developer Kits as well. It combines control of the DDC4100, extended SDRAM memory, and the USB2.0 interface. All DMD formats of the Discovery™ 4100 platform are supported: XGA, 1080p, and WUXGA. The ALP‑4 USB2.0 driver is robust, validated, UIF compliant and well suited for industrial use. Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are supported up to Windows® 8 both, x32 and x64.

Software Details
Name or Standard/Profile ALP-4 Controller Suite
Operating System Other ‚Windows 7, Windows 8 (64-bit and 32-bit)
Supported Tools/Features ALP-4 basic and high-speed version available
eXpress DSP Compliant No
Free Evaluation Available

ALP‑4 realizes the maximum switching rates of DLP® Discovery™ 4100 systems:22 727 patterns per second for global switching XGA arrays. Higher frequencies are achieved by area of interest operation. The API offers flexibility and advanced control options: free sequence timing, image scrolling, look-up table sequencing, comprehensive trigger facility, and optional LED control. The USB2.0 PC interface implements an enhanced effective transfer rate by lossless on‑the‑flight compression of data. PCdata rates up to 1.2 Gbit⁄s are achieved that corresponds to 1 600 XGA frames per second.


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