Home DLP products Automotive chipsets

DLP products

Automotive chipsets – Head-up display

Head-up display (HUD) image quality

Superior image quality

  • 125% NTSC color-gamut
  • High brightness, supports > 15K cd/m2
  • Consistent image quality over temp
Head-up display (HUD) augmented reality

True augmented reality

  • Wide field of view (12 x 5° and greater)
  • Supports long virtual image distances, up to 20 m
  • Supports waveguides and holographic HUD designs
Head-up display (HUD) polarized sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses

  • Does not require a polarized light source
  • Display visible even when wearing sunglasses

Featured resources

Introduction to AR HUDs

Explore the next evolution in driving with our design insights on augmented reality head-up displays.

AR HUD volume estimation calculator

Input standard HUD parameters to produce an estimated total volume of a standard, 1-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.

DLP head-up display

The picture generation unit (PGU) projects the image onto an intermediate image plane called the diffuser screen. The HUD optics then magnify the image and project it onto the windshield where it reflects into the driver’s eye box, presenting the driver with an image appearing 2 to 20m out over the road. The optical prescriptions of the HUD and PGU must be carefully matched to the windshield which typically requires custom mirror and lens designs.

DLP head-up display block diagram

True augmented reality HUD (AR-HUDs)

“True augmented reality” requires a wide field of view of at least 10° coupled with a long virtual image of at least 7.5m. The idea behind AR is to overlay digital information on top of the real world, enhancing driver situational awareness and improving the driving experience.  The “real world” is defined by how wide an FOV and long a virtual image distance you can support. To meaningfully interact with driver's field of view, the larger the FOV and longer the virtual image, the better. DLP’s unique architecture is able to withstand the thermal loads caused by the magnification of the sun’s light within the HUD.

True augmented reality HUD

Featured hardware

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 if:  You want to build a PGU or projection module.

DLP3030-Q1 Picture Generation Unit

This automotive designed picture generation unit (PGU) can be used to support head-up display (HUD) development or can be attached to existing HUD designs for DLP performance evaluation.

Select tool if:  You want to build a HUD, benchmark DLP3030-Q1 performance, or develop HUD software.

DLP3030-Q1 Combiner HUD Tabletop Demonstrator

This wide field of view combiner head-up display (C-HUD) tabletop demonstrator has been designed to demonstrate state of the art high performance DLP HUD technology.

Select tool if:  You want to demonstrate DLP HUD technology performance or develop HUD software.