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.
What is included in a DLP Chipset
TI offers dedicated DLP chipsets to help customers design systems and get to market quickly. DLP chipsets provide a convenient interface that allows 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.
In addition to the DMD itself, all DLP chipsets contain a DMD Controller that provides the convenient interface for reliable, high speed control of the micromirrors. Each DMD Controller requires an associated Configuration PROM, which is either sold as a programmed IC or offered as downloadable firmware from TI depending on the particular DLP chipset. High performance DLP chipsets also contain one or more DMD Micromirror Drivers to deliver analog clocking and reset signals to obtain the highest possible pattern rates. In the small form factor DLP Pico® based chipsets, this functionality has been integrated into the DMD controller.
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