DLP 0.45 WXGA DMD - DLP4500




The DLP4500 digital micromirror device (DMD) is a digitally controlled MOEMS (micro-opto-electromechanical system) spatial light modulator (SLM). When coupled to an appropriate optical system, the DLP4500 can be used to modulate the amplitude and/or direction of incoming light.  The DLP4500 creates light patterns with speed, precision, and efficiency.

Architecturally, the DLP4500 is a latchable, electrical-in/optical-out semiconductor device. This architecture makes the DLP4500 well suited for use in applications such as 3D scanning or metrology with structured light, augmented reality, microscopy, medical instruments, and spectroscopy. The compact physical size of the DLP4500 is well-suited for portable equipment where small form factor and lower cost are important.  The compact package compliments the small size of LEDs to enable highly efficient, robust light engines.

The DLP4500 is one of two devices in the DLP 0.45 WXGA chip set (see ). Proper function and reliable operation of the DLP4500 requires that it be used in conjunction with the DLPC350 controller. See the DLP 0.45 WXGA Chip-set data sheet (TI literature number DLPU009) for further details. shows a typical system application using the DLP 0.45-inch WXGA chip set.


  • 0.45-Inch (11.43 mm) Diagonal Micromirror Array
    • 912 × 1140 Array of Aluminum, Micrometer-Sized
    • 7.6-µm Micromirror Pitch
    • ±12° Micromirror Tilt Angle
      (Relative to Flat State)
    • Side Illumination for Optimized Efficiency
    • 3-µs Micromirror Cross Over Time
  • Highly Efficient in Visible Light
    (420 nm–700 nm):
    • Window Transmission 97% (Single Pass, Through Two
      Window Surfaces)
    • Micromirror Reflectivity 89.4%
    • Array Diffraction Efficiency 86%
    • Array Fill Factor 92%
    • Polarization Independent
  • Up to WXGA Resolution (1280 x 800) Wide
    Aspect Ratio Display
  • 24-Bit, Double Data Rate (DDR) Input Data Bus
  • 80-MHz to 120-MHz Input Data Clock Rate
  • Integrated Micromirror Driver Circuitry
  • Supports –10 °C to 70 °C
  • 9.1mm-x 20.7-mm Package Footprint
    • Available in package FQE (up to 200 Lumens)
    • Available in package FQD (up to 500 Lumens)
  • Dedicated DLPC350 Controller for Reliable Operation

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Parametrics Compare all products in 0.45 WXGA Chipset

Pattern Sequence Mode
Component Type
Micromirror Array Orientation
Micromirror Pitch (um)
Micromirror Array Size
# Triggers (Input / Output)
Illumination Wavelength Range (nm)
Micromirror Driver Support
Max Pattern Rate, Binary (Hz)
Max Pattern Rate, 8-bit (Hz)
Max Display Resolution
DLP4500 DLP4500NIR
See Controller     See Controller    
See Controller     See Controller    
DMD     DMD    
Diamond     Diamond    
7.6     7.6    
912x1140     912x1140    
See Controller     See Controller    
420-700     700-2500    
Integrated     Integrated    
4,225     4,225    
See Controller     See Controller    
WXGA     WXGA    

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Companion parts

Part # Name Product Family Comments
DLPC350   Digital Controller for the DLP4500 DMD   Advanced Light Control - 0.45 WXGA Chipset    Digital Controller for the DLP4500NIR DMD  
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