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Texas Instruments DLP® technology is qualified for automotive applications to provide automotive designers superior color, brightness, efficiency and contrast for both interior and exterior automotive display and 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 applications all around the vehicle. Leverage TI’s extensive projector design and manufacturing ecosystem to simplify the design process and accelerate time to market. 

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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
Head-up display
Increase driver situational awareness by labeling real world objects directly in the view of the diver.

Increase driver situational awareness by labeling real world objects directly in the view of the diver.

Head-up displays project critical driving information directly into the driver’s field of view improving driver reaction times and situational awareness. Vehicle information such as speed, speed limit, navigation cues and advanced safety features such as lane departure and collision warnings can be displayed. AR HUDs support longer projection distances, labeling real world objects for quicker reaction times and easier navigation.  

  • Superior image quality 
  • Bright, power-efficient displays
  • Superior solar load performance 
  • Support for polarized sunglasses 
  • Supports holographic films and waveguides

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PRODUCTS
  • DLP3030-Q1 – DLP® automotive 0.3-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)
  • DLP5530S-Q1 – DLP® automotive functional safety 0.55-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)
HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • DLP3030PGUQ1EVM – DLP3030-Q1 Picture Generation Unit (PGU) Evaluation Module
  • DLP5530PGUQ1EVM – DLP5530-Q1 Picture generation unit (PGU) projector evaluation module
DESIGN TOOLS AND SIMULATION
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
Holographic windscreen cluster
Project cluster information onto to the windscreen, eliminating the need for the driver to take his or her eyes of the road.

Project cluster information onto to the windscreen, eliminating the need for the driver to take his or her eyes of the road.

Leveraging recent advancements in holography and windscreen film integration techniques, car manufactures now have the option of projecting cluster information directly onto the windscreen via a small DLP projector located in the dash of the vehicle. For large displays, holographic windscreen clusters take up less than 1/10th the space of a traditional head-up display. 

  • Small packaging volume (< 1 liter projector)  
  • LED illumination with laser color gamut performance
  • Projector placement flexibility 
  • No windscreen wedge needed to remove the double image  
  • Bright (>15k cd/m2), full color display

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PRODUCTS
  • DLP5530S-Q1 – DLP® automotive functional safety 0.55-inch digital micromirror device (DMD)
HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT
  • DLP5530PROJTGQ1EVM – DLP5530-Q1 Interior projector evaluation module with true green LED

Why Choose TI DLP® Automotive products

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A projection solution for every application

Performance leader in resolution, brightness, efficiency, contrast, solar load and color helping automotive designers make their automotive display dreams reality.

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Simplifying projection technology

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. 

DLP technology qualified for automotive applications

DLP technology for Automotive applications

DLP technology qualified for automotive applications delivers consistent performance across the entire operational temperature range, from -40°C to 105°C.

With automotive qualifications, system designers can now bring an Academy Award® winning technology to a driver’s daily commute with DLP Auto chipsets optimized for AR-HUD, holographic transparent window displays, high resolution front lighting and dynamic ground projection. DLP technology’s reflective micromirrors switch on and off thousands of times per second, enabling vibrant, high resolution automotive displays based on the same technology as your favorite Cinema.

Get started learning about our products optimized for your specific needs with the links below. 

Developing with DLP automotive technology

After selecting the appropriate DLP automotive chipset based on criteria such as brightness, resolution, and functional safety requirements, the next step in the design process is to start work on the projector design. In addition to the electronics work, optical, thermal, and mechanical requirements must all be taken into account based on the target application.

We offer a number of services including optical and mechanical design reviews, schematic reviews, projector reference designs, and a robust ecosystem to assist customers in getting their designs to production.  

Discover our ecosystem partners

In order to assist our customers in evaluating and developing DLP automotive based applications, TI has worked closely with our optical design houses to create a robust development ecosystem. Learn more about our ecosystem below. 

Simplify your design & development process

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

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DLP2021-Q1 NEW

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

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 30
DLP3020-Q1 NEW

DLP® automotive 0.3-inch digital micromirror device (DMD) in small (S247) package

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 39.6
DLP5531A-Q1 NEW

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

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 128.48
DLP5532-Q1 NEW

DLP® automotive 0.55-in digital micromirror device (DMD) for interior & transparent window displays

Approx. price (USD) 1ku | 83.6