DLP® LightCrafter™ 9000 Evaluation Module


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The DLP® LightCrafter™ 9000 is a high performance and highly flexible development kit for incorporating DLP technology into a wide variety light steering applications. This EVM is an easy path for solutions maximizing resolution, optical throughput and brightness.

At the heart of DLP LightCrafter 9000 is a DLP chipset comprising of:

  • DLP9000 - Digital Micro-mirror Device (DMD)
  • DLPC900 - DMD digital controller (requires 2 controllers)

The DLP9000 offers true HD resolution, 2560x1600, or over 4 million programmable micromirrors.  

The DLPC900 enables impressive pattern rates up to 9,523Hz.  For even higher rates, design with the DLP9000X DMD and DLPC910 Digital Controller for up to 15kHz pattern rates or greater than 60 Gbps maximum throughput.  These high rates enable real time 3D machine vision measurements, faster 3D printing for additive manufacturing, 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 9000 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, metrology, security, telecom, and instrumentation applications.

The DLP LightCrafter 9000 only operates with the DLP9000 DMD. To prototype with the high speed DLP9000X DMD, refer to the DLP subsystem reference design.

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


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LightCrafter 9000 EVM

TI Design

Maximum Bandwidth

>40 Gbps

>60 Gbps

Maximum Binary Pattern Rate

9.5 kHz

15 kHz

DLP Digital Controller






Wavelength Range

400-700 nm

Micromirror Array Size

2560 x 1600

Display Resolution


Micromirror Array Diagonal

0.9 inches

Micromirror Pixel Pitch

7.6 µm

  • Display images or video up to WQXGA resolution (2560x1600 array)
  • High speed patterns using the native 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, etc
  • USB 1.1, HDMI and I2C  interfaces
  • USB-based API and host GUI
  • Flex Cable connections to remote DMD board for easy optical/mechanical interface
  • DLPC900 generates control signals to DLP9000
  • Supports data transfer up to 40 Gbps
  • Provides high speed 2xLVDS data and control interface
  • DLPC900 drives mirror reset and timing information to the DLP9000
  • Main EVM controller board dimensions: 175mm (6.9 in) x125mm (4.9in)

What's Included

  • DLP9000 DMD
  • (2) DLPC900 digital controller
  • DMD controller board
  • DMD remote board
  • Flex cables

Available Versions

Texas Instruments provides free software and firmware downloads to give developers flexibility and advanced control of the DLP LightCrafter 9000 EVM. In addition, the reference design documentation allows customers to develop custom products based on the DLP9000 chipset included in DLP LightCrafter 9000.

DLP LightCrafter 9000 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.
  • DLP9000-C900REF-EDID: The EDID configuration script updates the DisplayPort EDID on the DLP LightCrafter 9000.
  • DLP9000-C900REF-FPGA: This binary file is used to configure the FPGA on the DLP LightCrafter 9000 to enable the display of 24-bit RGB data.

DLP LightCrafter 9000 EVM Reference Design: The reference design includes schematics, Gerber layout files, and bill of materials for the DLP LightCrafter 9000.

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  DLP LightCrafter 9000 Firmware and Software Bundle with GUI Source Code     Active     3.0.0     9/2016     Windows  
  DLP LightCrafter 9000 Firmware and Software Bundle     NRND     2.1.1     4/7/2016     Windows  
  DLP LightCrafter 9000 Firmware and Software Bundle     NRND     2.0.0     6/2015     Windows  
  DLP LightCrafter 9000 Reference Design     Active     1.1     9/2016     Windows  

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Technical Documents
User guides (1)
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PDF 6993 14 Nov 2016 2,230
Selection guides (1)
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PDF 1090 08 Apr 2016 1,028
More literature (1)
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PDF 963 08 Apr 2016 871

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
DLPC900 Configuration and Support Firmware  DLPR900  Application Software & Frameworks 

TI Devices (20)

Part Number Name Product Family
CDCLVC1103  Low Jitter, 1:3 LVCMOS Fan-out Clock Buffer  Clock Buffers 
DLP9000  DLP® 0.90 WQXGA Type A 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 
SN74CB3Q3306A  Dual FET 2.5-V/3.3-V Low-Voltage, High-Bandwidth Bus Switch  Switches & Multiplexers 
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 
TLV1171  1-A, Positive Fixed Voltage, Low-Dropout Regulator  Linear Regulator (LDO) 
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) 
TPS62170  3–17V 0.5A Step-Down Converter with DCS-Control in 2x2 QFN package  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  Linear Regulator (LDO) 

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