Texas Instruments' DLP® technology enables innovative optical solutions that disrupt existing end equipment and create new markets. The DLP chip, or Digital Micromirror Device (DMD), is an array of micromirrors that can be used for high speed, efficient, and reliable spatial light modulation. Not only a leader in consumer projection, DLP is redefining industrial, medical, telecom, security, and many other applications. With TI's powerful yet easy-to-use development tools, customers are able to reduce design cycles and deliver disruptive products.
Digital Light Exposure
DLP is a programmable light steering technology used to expose photosensitive materials. Many different applications, including PCB lithography, industrial printing, and 3D printing (additive manufacturing), make use of photosensitive materials and light exposure systems.
Systems based on DLP technology project digital patterns from the DMD that selectively cure and harden a layer of photopolymer in one shot. These systems have higher throughputs than point-by-point technologies while achieving micron-scale patterns.
|DLP Feature||Customer Benefit|
|Expose an entire layer in one shot with pattern rates up to 32 kHz||Improved throughput and eliminate need for masks or print plates|
|Micromirror size (7, 10, 13 μm)||Achieve micron-level features for high accuracy|
|Optically efficient from 365 nm to 2500 nm||Cure a wide range of photo-polymers and resins|