DLP products

Start development with our automotive products

Our design and development ecosystem can help simplify your design process. Explore design options and find resources for TI DLP® automotive chipsets to help make it easier for you to get to market.

Investigate & find the right device

Whether you already know your specific design goals and performance requirements or are still investigating, we can help find the best solution for your application. In addition to resources about our products, we also have a number of applications-specific resources to provide you with system-level insights.

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Evaluation

Once suitable hardware platforms are identified, use the below information to determine which TI offerings best fit your needs and finalize your platform selection. We provide a broad selection of hardware, tools and associated software supporting a range of applications and engineering efforts. These can be used as the basis for your evaluation and beyond for development as well. 

Evaluation

Step 1 of evaluation: select your hardware

Start evaluating our DLP automotive products portfolio by leveraging the following resources. 

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Exterior small light and ground projection

DLP3021-Q1 dynamic ground projector evaluation module

This light engine EVM aids evaluation of the DLP3021-Q1 DMD for dynamic ground projection (DGP) modules, provides an out-of-box ready system for evaluation of the DLP3021-Q1 chipset and enables a fast demo and prototype module. 

Select tool to: build a DGP module with DLP3021-Q1 DMD and RGB LEDs.

DLP2021-Q1 evaluation module for dynamic ground projector with RGB LEDs

This light engine EVM aids evaluation of the DLP2021-Q1 DMD for dynamic ground projection modules, provides an out-of-box ready system for evaluation of the DLP2021-Q1 chipset and enables a fast demo and prototype module.

Select tool to: build a DGP module with DLP2021-Q1 DMD and full color content.

DLP2021-Q1 evaluation module for dynamic ground projector with white LED

This light engine EVM aids evaluation of the DLP2021-Q1 DMD for dynamic ground projection modules, provides an out-of-box ready system for evaluation of the DLP2021-Q1 chipset and enables a fast demo and prototype module.

Select tool to: build DGP module with DLP2021-Q1 DMD and black & white content.

High-resolution front lighting

DLP5531-Q1 light engine evaluation module

This EVM aids evaluation of the DLP5533A-Q1 chipset for prototype development of adaptive driving beams, glare-free beam steering, reflective traffic sign dimming, pedestrian dimming, symbol projection and OEM branding.

Select tool to: evaluate the DLP5533A-Q1 and an example optical system.

DLP5531-Q1 electronics evaluation module

This electronics-only EVM evaluates the DLP5533A-Q1 chipset for prototype development of adaptive driving beams, glare-free beam steering, reflective traffic sign dimming, pedestrian dimming, symbol projection and OEM branding.

Select tool to: evaluate the DLP5533A-Q1 with your own optical system.

Head-up display

DLP3030-Q1 electronics evaluation module

The DLP3030-Q1 electronics evaluation module is based on the DLP3030-Q1 chipset and is intended to support the development of automotive grade picture generation units (PGU) or projection modules.

Select tool to: build a PGU or projection module.

DLP3030-Q1 picture generation unit (PGU) evaluation module

The DLP3030PGUQ1EVM evaluation module (EVM) is an automotive picture generation unit (PGU) designed to support high performance head-up displays (HUD).

Select tool to: build an AR HUD, benchmark DLP3030-Q1 chipset performance, or develop AR HUD software.

DLP5530-Q1 AR HUD PGU projector

This automotive designed picture generation unit (PGU) projector can be used to support augmented reality head-up display (AR HUD) development or DLP automotive technology performance evaluation.

Select tool to: build an AR HUD, benchmark DLP5530-Q1 chipset performance, or develop AR HUD software.

Step 2 of evaluation: download & set up software

Select the needed software to unlock the full potential of your evaluation kit. 

Software
Description
DLP3021LEQ1EVM software Software for the DLP3021-Q1 dynamic ground projector evaluation module.
DLP2021LEQ1EVM software Software for the DLP2021-Q1 dynamic ground projector evaluation module.
DLP5531LEQ1EVM software Software for the DLP5533A-Q1 light engine evaluation module.
DLP5531Q1EVM software Software for the DLP5533A-Q1 automotive high resolution headlight electronics evaluation module.
DLP3030Q1EVM software Software for the DLP3030-Q1 electronics evaluation module.
DLP3030PGUQ1EVM software Software for the DLP3030-Q1 picture generation unit (PGU) evaluation module.
DLP5530PGUQ1EVM software Software for the DLP5530-Q1 picture generation unit (PGU) projector evaluation module.

Step 3 of evaluation: download calculation tools

Download our calculators to estimate AR-HUD lumen and volume requirements or brightness requirements for a dynamic ground projection module.

AR HUD volume estimation calculator

Input standard HUD parameters to produce an estimated total volume of a standard, one mirror design of an AR HUD system.

AR HUD lumen budget estimation calculator

Input HUD parameters to produce an estimated total lumen requirement of a standard design of an AR HUD system.

Dynamic ground projection brightness estimation calculator

Input ambient lighting condition and image requirements to estimate the output brightness needed for a DGP module.

Development

Simplify your development tasks, and accelerate your time-to-market with our proven hardware, software tools. Everything you need to move forward to production is at your fingertips. We are here to help you navigate the display and projection development process and accelerate your system design.

Development
DLP development ecosystem
Resource
Description
DLPC230-Q1 programmer's guide This programmers guide walks through communication protocols, software command description, and different use cases as you are trying to develop host software to control the DLP5531-Q1 chipset through the DLPC230-Q1 in light control applications such as high resolution headlight.
DLPC230-Q1 processing application report This application report describes the video processing performed by the DLPC230-Q1 as part of theDLP5531-Q1 chipset to display an image optimized for automotive light control applications. 
DLP3021-Q1 FPGA user's guide This document defines the interfaces and functionality of the DLP® Automotive dynamic ground projection FPGA design.
DLP5530S-Q1 chipset functional safety manual This document is a functional safety manual for the DLP5530S-Q1 chipset.

Explore third parties

To best meet your design needs and accelerate your time-to-market, DLP Products works with a variety of third parties to help with everything from optical modules and hardware design to specialty software and other production services.

There are several options for integrating optical modules into your design. For applications focused on an application processor and DMD display interface electronics, an off-the-shelf DLP optical engine may be the right choice. For more complex designs, custom optics are available from our third-party network of optical module manufacturers and design houses.

Provider
Description
Coretronic A Taiwan based optical module design house and manufacturer with extensive expertise in DLP technology system design and manufacturing. Coretronic offers off-the-shelf modules for a variety of automotive applications and can help accelerate time-to-market. 
Sekonix A Korean based optical module design house and manufacturer with several years of experience in DLP automotive optics. Sekonix can help bring your custom design to production or provide off the shelf modules for high resolution headlight and AR-HUD. 
Sunny A Chinese based optical module design house and manufacturer with expertise in high-volume manufacturing. Sunny can help modify your design for high volume production and enable product ramps. Sunny also provides a variety of off-the-shelf solutions for automotive applications.
iView A Chinese based optical module design house and manufacturer with many year of experience in DLP technology optical system design and manufacturing. iView has designs and off-the-shelf modules for DLP automotive applications. 
Jabil A German based optical module design house and manufacturer.
Young Optics A Taiwan based optical module design house and manufacturer with extensive expertise in DLP technology system design and optical manufacturing. Young Optics can help support you with an off-the-shelf module for a variety of applications including high resolution headlight and dynamic ground projection.
TQ A Taiwan and German based optical module manufacturer with over 15 years of experience in many applications of DLP technology, including high resolution headlight and dynamic ground projection. TQ Technology offers off-the-shelf modules and is able to provide customized designs to meet different requirements and cost targets. 

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Production

As you finalize your design and prepare to bring it to market, we are committed to delivering the resources you need to ensure you get to market quickly and smoothly. No matter your challenge, we are here to support you through your final development phase, through production ramp and into mass production. 

Production

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