Exterior lighting & projection products

Automotive qualified solutions for communication and customization features all around the car

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Texas Instruments DLP® technology is qualified for automotive applications to provide automotive designers superior color, brightness and contrast for automotive exterior lighting applications. With scalable platforms and consistent operation from -40°C to 105°C, the DLP Automotive product portfolio enables solutions to meet various brightness and resolution requirements for displaying information and controlling light all around the car. Our skilled ecosystem partners can accelerate your designs with off the shelf prototypes for both dynamic ground projection and high resolution headlight. 

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Dynamic ground projection
DLP technology enables dynamic content to be displayed anywhere around the vehicle.

DLP technology enables dynamic content to be displayed anywhere around the vehicle.

Vehicles are now able to communicate with road users in ways that have never before been possible. Small exterior lights designed with DLP® technology can project vehicle information and intent, pedestrian alerts and styling features 360° around the car via full color video and images.

Advantages of DGP with DLP technology:

  • Enable multiple functions from a single compact, low-cost module including styling and communication
  • Programmable content can adapt over time to enable new use cases
  • Efficient optical designs conserve power to enable larger projection areas for immersive experiences

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PRODUCTS
  • DLP2021-Q1 – DLP® automotive 0.2-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)
  • DLP3021-Q1 – DLP® automotive 0.3-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)
  • DLPC120-Q1 – DLP® automotive digital micromirror device controller for DLP3030-Q1 chipset
HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • DLP2021LEQ1EVM – DLP2021-Q1 evaluation module for dynamic ground projector
  • DLP3021LEQ1EVM – DLP3021-Q1 dynamic ground projector evaluation module
High resolution headlight
With up to 1.3 million pixels, DLP technology enables headlights to maximize light on the road and display crisp symbols.

With up to 1.3 million pixels, DLP technology enables headlights to maximize light on the road and display crisp symbols.

Automobile headlights are now able to project patterns in front of the car which maximize light output while minimizing glare to other drivers. DLP® technology enables headlights with more than one million addressable pixels to maximize light on the road and enable crisp symbols to help communicate with the driver.

Advantages of high resolution highlight with DLP technology include:

  • Support adaptive driving beam and symbols projection for driver communication
  • Enable sophisticated welcome scenarios, branding and personalization of vehicles
  • Maximize light projected on the road while reducing glare

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PRODUCTS
  • DLP5533A-Q1 – DLP® automotive 0.55-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)
  • DLPC230-Q1 – DLP® automotive digital micromirror device (DMD) controller for DLP553x-Q1 chipset
  • TPS99001-Q1 – DLP® system management & illumination controller for automotive exterior lighting
HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • DLP5531LEQ1EVM – DLP5531-Q1 light engine evaluation module
  • DLP5531Q1EVM – DLP® automotive high resolution headlight electronics evaluation module
TECHNICAL RESOURCES
Dynamic front symbol projection
DLP technology can be used to equip vehicles with symbol projectors not tied to a specific mounting location in the car.

DLP technology can be used to equip vehicles with symbol projectors not tied to a specific mounting location in the car.

DLP® technology supports dedicated front symbol projection modules, enabling a vehicle to display clear symbols, lane markings and welcome patterns without requiring ADAS infrastructure for generating adaptive driving beam patterns. 

Advantages of symbol projection with DLP technology include:

  • Projection of crisp symbols on the road for driver communications
  • Enable sophisticated welcome scenarios, branding and personalization of vehicles
  • Integration flexibility to support the latest styling trends

Featured resources

PRODUCTS
  • DLP5533A-Q1 – DLP® automotive 0.55-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)
  • DLPC230-Q1 – DLP® automotive digital micromirror device (DMD) controller for DLP553x-Q1 chipset
  • TPS99001-Q1 – DLP® system management & illumination controller for automotive exterior lighting
HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • DLP5531LEQ1EVM – DLP5531-Q1 light engine evaluation module
  • DLP5531Q1EVM – DLP® automotive high resolution headlight electronics evaluation module

Why Choose TI DLP® Automotive products for exterior lighting

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A projection solution for every application

Performance leader in resolution, brightness, efficiency and contrast helping automotive designers make their automotive display dreams reality by enabling the vehicle to communicate information.

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Simplifying projection technology

TI DLP® technology’s broad ecosystem, intuitive software tools and EVMs help accelerate designs and time-to-market.

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Trusted technology by the automotive industry

DLP products have been shipping in the automotive industry since 2017 and has been fully qualified to meet the stringent operating and reliability requirements of the automotive market.

Simplify your design & development process

The TI DLP® technology ecosystem spans from DLP products to third-party optical manufacturers, software and hardware system integrators that simplify and accelerate your design and development process.

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DLP® Products third-party search tools

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. Download one or both search tools listed below to quickly (...)

Calculation tool
Dynamic ground projection brightness estimation calculator

This Excel calculator provides a starting point for estimating the brightness of a dynamic ground projection animation, logo, or symbol using the DLP3021-Q1 digital micromirror device (DMD). This calculator takes general ambient conditions such as road lighting, road surface type, and image size. (...)

Evaluation board
DLP2021-Q1 evaluation module for dynamic ground projector

The DLP® products DLP2021LEQ1EVM evaluation module (EVM) is a complete electronic and optical system enabling accelerated evaluation of the DLP2021-Q1 chipset. The DLP2021-Q1 digital micromirror device (DMD) interfaces with an FPGA-based DMD controller to enable a graphics processing unit (GPU) (...)

Technical resources

Video series
Video series
DLP Labs video series: headlight
Learn more about the headlight application areas with our DLP Labs video series. 
Video series
Video series
DLP Labs video series: dynamic ground projection
Learn more about the dynamic ground projection application areas with our DLP Labs video series. 
White paper
White paper
Dynamic Ground Projection using DLP® Technology for Automotive Exterior Lighting
Read this whitepaper to learn more about how dynamic ground projection technology can re-invent consumers’ perceptions on external lighting.
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DLP2021-Q1 NEW

DLP® automotive 0.2-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 30

DLP5531A-Q1 NEW

DLP® automotive 0.55-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 128.48