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.
Wavelength control is the capability to select and attenuate individual wavelengths. Specific wavelengths can then be analyzed in a spectrometer or filtered in an optical add-drop multiplexer, two of the most common applications.
With DLP technology, a dispersive optical element is used to spread an input light source into spatially separated wavelengths on the surface of the DMD chip. The number of mirrors turned on/off on each column of the DMD is used to select and attenuate the corresponding wavelength. This results in flexible and robust systems that are efficient across a large segment of the electromagnetic spectrum.
|DLP Feature||Customer Benefit|
|Program "scanned lines", "matched filtering", or "coded filtering"||Single, flexible spectral engine for analyzing multiple materials|
|Digital MEMS spatial light modulator with over 30 million devices sold||Eliminates fragile, temperature-sensitive, and expensive components. Allows design of compact, robust systems|
|Polarization independent aluminum micromirrors||Eliminates fragile, temperature-sensitive, and expensive components. Allows design of compact, robust systems|