DLP Discovery 4100 Development Kit


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The DLP® Discovery™ 4100 is a high performance and highly flexible development kit for incorporating DLP technology into a wide variety of light steering applications. This high performance includes exceptionally fast pattern rates for light exposure and image capture that enable competitive cycle times in industrial markets.

At the heart of DLP technology is the Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD). The Discovery 4100 supports two DMDs, DLP7000 and DLP9500, well suited for solutions requiring high resolution, optical throughput and brightness. Furthermore, the included DMD controller, DLPC410, offers designers maximum flexibility to format and sequence light patterns due its compatibility with various user-selected processors or FPGAs.

The DLP Discovery 4100 also offers designers more advanced control of the micro-mirrors through random row addressing in addition to full frame input. This added flexibility enables diverse architectures for industrial, medical, security, telecom, and instrumentation applications.

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The DLP® Discovery™ 4100 features include:

Key Features 0.7 XGA
0.95 1080p
Micromirror Array Size 1024 x 768 1920 x 1080
Display resolution XGA 1080p
Micromirror Array diagonal (inch) 0.7 0.95
Micromirror Pixel Pitch (µm) 13.6 10.8
Maximum Binary pattern/second 32,552 23,148
8-bit grayscale (using lamp)
Data Rate (GB/s) 25.6 48
Micromirror tilt angle (degrees) +/-12
Clock rate (MHz) up to 400
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


TI Devices
Number NameProduct Family
DLP7000   0.7 XGA DMD DLP® Technology
DLP9500   0.95 1080p DMD DLP® Technology
DLPA200   DMD Micromirror Driver DLP® Technology
DLPC410   Discovery 4100 DMD Controller DLP® Technology
DLPR410   Discovery 4100 Configuration PROM DLP® Technology



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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 771 21 Mar 2014 1,656
PDF 3939 07 Oct 2013 4,177
PDF 529 20 Jul 2010 2,022
PDF 676 14 Dec 2009 4,177

Design Kits & Evaluation Modules (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
DLP Pico Projector Development Kit  DLP1PICOKIT  Development Kits 
DLP® LightCommander™  DLPLIGHTCOMMANDER  Development Kits 

TI Devices (5)

Part Number Name Product Family
DLP7000  0.7 XGA 2xLVDS Type-A DMD  Advanced Light Control 
DLP9500  0.95 1080p 2xLVDS Type-A DMD  Advanced Light Control 
DLPA200  DMD Micromirror Driver  Advanced Light Control 
DLPC410  DLP Discovery 4100 DMD Controller  Advanced Light Control 
DLPR410  DLP Discovery 4100 Configuration PROM  Advanced Light Control 
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