DLP Discovery 4100 Development Kit


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The DLP® Discovery™ 4100 is a high performance and highly flexible development kit for a wide variety of light steering application, such as 3D printing for additive manufacturing and direct digital imaging for light exposure solutions. Performance features include resolution up to 1080p and pattern rates up to 32,500 Hz for light exposure and image capture that enable competitive cycle times in industrial markets.

The kit is available with four digital micromirror device (DMD) options in the visible and ultraviolet (UV) range: DLP7000, DLP7000UV, DLP9500, and DLP9500UV. Each DMD is well-suited for solutions requiring high resolution, optical throughput and brightness, and the included DLPC410 DMD controller is compatible with several user-selected processors and FPGAs, offering more flexibility to format and sequence light patterns. Designers also have advanced control of the DMD through random row addressing in addition to full frame input, enabling diverse architectures for industrial, medical, and instrumentation applications.

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The DLP® Discovery™ 4100 platforms available:

Key Features DLP7000 DLP9500 DLP7000UV DLP9500UV
Wavelength Range 400-700 nm 400-700 nm 363-420 nm 363-420 nm
Micromirror Array Size 1024 x 768 1920 x 1080 1024 x 768 1920 x 1080
Micromirror Array Diagonal (inch) 0.7 0.95 0.7 0.95
Micromirror Pixel Pitch (µm) 13.6 10.8 13.6 10.8
Maximum Binary Pattern/Second 32,552 23,148 32,552 23,148
Data Rate (GB/s) 25.6 48 25.6 48
Micromirror Tilt Angle (degrees) +/-12
Fill Factor >91%

DMD Options

  • DLP9500 - 0.95" 1080p 2xLVDS Type-A DMD
  • DLP7000 - 0.7" XGA 2xLVDS Type-A DMD
  • For UV capabilities, email dlp_uv@list.ti.com

DLPA200 - DMD Micromirror Driver

  • Generates reset control of 16 banks of DMD mirrors

DLPC410 - DLP Discovery 4100 DMD Controller

  • Provides high speed 2xLVDS data and control interface
  • Drives mirror reset and timing information to the DLPA200
  • Supports random row addressing

DLPR410 - DLP Discovery 4100 Configuration PROM

  • Supports data transfer up to 33 Mbps
  • Used to configure the DLPC410

This flexible kit allows users the freedom to develop almost any light processing application by driving the DLP Chip using a variety of different communication interfaces, such as:

  • USB 2.0
  • Avent EXP
  • 64-bit DDR2 SODIMM DRAM
  • Many multipurpose I/O

Kit dimensions

  • Controller board: 190 mm (7.5 inches) x 98.5 mm (3.9 inches)
  • DLP chipset remote board: - 101.6 mm (4 inches) x 82.6 mm (3.75 inches)


What's Included

DLP System Design Considerations in UVA (363 to 420 nm)

This application report examines some of the thermal, duty cycle, general optical, coherency, and high de-magnification design considerations.

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DLP Discovery 4100 Development Kit


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Technical Documents
Application notes (4)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 123 23 Oct 2018 0
PDF 3943 23 Feb 2018 0
PDF 2274 15 Jul 2015 0
PDF 529 20 Jul 2010 0
User guides (6)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 180 04 Dec 2018 0
PDF 135 03 Dec 2018 0
PDF 2572 28 Nov 2018 0
PDF 765 24 May 2017 0
PDF 109 22 Sep 2016 0
PDF 100 08 Sep 2016 0
Design files (3)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
ZIP 19574 13 Jul 2016 0
ZIP 3006 09 Feb 2016 0
ZIP 1757 09 Feb 2016 0

Software (2)

TI Devices (7)

Part Number Name Product Family
DLP7000  DLP® 0.7 XGA 2xLVDS Type-A DMD  Advanced light control 
DLP7000UV  DLP® 0.7XGA 2xLVDS UV Type-A DMD  Advanced light control 
DLP9500  DLP® 0.95 1080p 2xLVDS Type-A DMD  Advanced light control 
DLP9500UV  DLP® 0.95 1080p 2xLVDS UV Type-A DMD  Advanced light control 
DLPA200  DMD Micromirror Driver  Advanced light control 
DLPC410  Digital Controller for Discovery 4100 chipset  Advanced light control 
DLPR410  PROM for Discovery 4100 chipset  Advanced light control 

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