DLP® LightCrafter™ 6500 Evaluation Module


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The DLP® LightCrafter™ 6500 is a high performance, yet flexible evaluation module for incorporating DLP technology into a wide variety light steering applications. This EVM is an easy path for those developing solutions requiring high resolution, optical throughput and brightness at a competitive price point.

At the heart of DLP LightCrafter 6500 is a DLP chipset comprising of:

  • DLP6500FYE - Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD)
  • DLPC900 - DMD digital controller

The DLP6500FYE offers true HD resolution, 1920 x 1080, or over 2 million programmable micromirrors.

The DLPC900 enables impressive pattern rates up to 9,523Hz.  These high rates enable real time 3D machine vision measurements, faster 3D printing builds, and more accurate digital light exposures with competitive cycle times in industrial markets. DLPC900 also offers designers maximum flexibility to format and sequence light patterns, which can easily be controlled via the graphical user interface.

The DLP LightCrafter 6500 allows for a configurable input/output trigger for convenient synchronization with cameras, sensors, or other peripheral devices.  The added flexibility enables diverse architectures for industrial, medical, security, telecom, and instrumentation applications.

Power supply sold separately: Digi-Key part number DPS53.

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  • Display images or video up to 1080p resolution (1920x1080 array)
  • High speed patterns using the DLPC900
    • Up to 9,523 Hz binary pattern rate
    • Up to 247 Hz 8-bit grayscale pattern rate
  • 2 Configurable I/O trigger for synchronizing with cameras, sensors, or other peripherals
  • USB 1.1, HDMI and I2C interfaces
  • USB-based API and host GUI
  • Flex Cable connection to remote DMD board for easier optical/mechanical interface
  • DLPC900 generates control signals to DLP6500FYE
  • Supports data transfer up to 20 Gbps
  • Provides high speed 2xLVDS data and control interface
  • DLPC900 drives mirror reset and timing information to the DLP6500
  • Main EVM controller board dimensions: 145mm (5.7 in) x125mm (4.9in)

Available versions

Texas Instruments provides free software and firmware downloads to give developers flexibility and advanced control of the DLP LightCrafter 6500. In addition, the reference design documentation allows customers to develop custom products based on the DLP6500 chipset included in the LightCrafter 6500.

DLP LightCrafter 6500 Firmware and Software Bundle: This bundle contains the following components.

  • DLPC900REF-GUI: The software bundle includes the executable files for the PC-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy communication over USB with the DLPC900 controller. The GUI was developed using the QT Library and the QT Creator.
  • DLPC900REF-JTAG: The JTAG Flash Programmer gives developers the ability to load the DLPR900 configuration firmware into flash memory attached to a DLPC900 controller. JTAG boundary scan programming allows developers to install the DLPR900 firmware in the absence of standard USB connectivity.
  • DLP6500-C900REF-EDID: The EDID configuration script updates the DisplayPort EDID on the DLP LightCrafter 6500.

DLP LightCrafter 6500 EVM Reference Design: The reference design includes schematics, Gerber layout files, and bill of materials for the DLP LightCrafter 6500.

What's Included

  • DLP6500FYE DMD
  • DLPC900 digital controller
  • DMD controller board
  • DMD remote board
  • Flex cable

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DLP® LightCrafter™ 6500 Evaluation Module


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Technical Documents
User guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 6993 14 Nov 2016 140
Selection guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 1090 08 Apr 2016 41
More literature (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 963 08 Apr 2016 35

Software (2)

Name Part Number Software Type
DLP® LightCrafter 6500 and 9000 Firmware and Software Bundle  DLPC900REF-SW  Application Software & Frameworks 
DLPC900 Configuration and Support Firmware  DLPR900  Application Software & Frameworks 

Reference Designs  ( 1 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
High Resolution 3D Scanner for Factory Automation using DLP® Technology  TIDA-00362  TI Designs

TI Devices (17)

Part Number Name Product Family
DLP6500FLQ  DLP® 0.65 1080p Type A DMD  Advanced light control 
DLP6500FYE  DLP® 0.65 1080p s600 DMD  Advanced light control 
DLPC900  Digital Controller for DLP6500 DMD and DLP9000 DMD  Advanced light control 
PCA9306  2-Bit Bidirectional I2C Bus and SMBus Voltage-Level Shifter  I2C 
SN65220  Single Universal Serial Bus Port Transient Suppressor  Circuit protection 
SN74AHC1G125  Single Bus Buffer Gate with 3-State Output  Buffer/driver 
SN74AVC1T45  Single-Bit Dual-Supply Bus Transceiver with Configurable Voltage-Level Shifting and 3-State Outputs  Voltage level translation 
SN74LV21A  Dual 4-Input Positive-AND Gate  Gate 
SN74LVC1G07  Single Buffer/Driver With Open-Drain Output  Buffer/driver 
SN74LVC1G14  Single Schmitt-Trigger Inverter  Buffer/driver 
SN74LVC1G17  Single Schmitt-Trigger Buffer  Buffer/driver 
TL7712A  Single SVS For 12V Systems W/Pgmmable Time Delay  Power management 
TPD4S010  4-Channel ESD Solution for High-Speed Differential Interface   Circuit protection 
TPS54320  4.5V to 17V Input, 3A Synchronous Step-Down SWIFT™ Converter  Step-down (buck) 
TPS54620  4.5V to 17V Input, 6A Synchronous Step-Down SWIFT™ Converter  Step-down (buck) 
TPS65145  4-CH LCD Bias w/ Fully Int. Pos. Charge Pump, 3.3V LDO Contr., 0.96A Min. Boost Ilim & Fault Detect  Power management 
TPS766  Low Quiescent Current, 250-mA, Low Dropout Voltage Regulators  Power management 

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