≤ 0.47-in array pico products

Impressively small solutions for next-gen displays

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With mirror arrays ranging from 0.1 to 0.47-inches, DLP® Pico™ products are ideal for small applications. They feature the same display technology used in nine out of 10 digital movie screens worldwide (based on PMA research) and have been designed into hundreds of consumer electronics. From nHD to 4K UHD resolutions, DLP microdisplays help to enable on-demand free-form display applications and brings colorful and crisp images to virtually any surface. 

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Mobile smart TV/ laser TV
HD to 4K UHD DLP Pico chipsets enable compact, high performance smart projectors with solid-state illumination.

HD to 4K UHD DLP Pico chipsets enable compact, high performance smart projectors with solid-state illumination.

Mobile Smart TVs are compact devices that can wirelessly stream content and project it onto virtually any surface. They can take the place of a TV in the home or serve as a portable display. Both applications can leverage ultra-short throw optics to project onto surfaces just inches away from the unit.

  • Up to 4K UHD resolution
  • High optical efficiency enables a big screen from a small product
  • On-demand display disappears when off
  • Compatible with solid-state illumination (Laser or LED)

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Augmented reality glasses
Low power, ultra-compact DLP Pico chipsets enable high brightness, high contrast augmented reality displays.

Low power, ultra-compact DLP Pico chipsets enable high brightness, high contrast augmented reality displays.

Augmented reality (AR) glasses and headsets use display modules that blend the digital and physical worlds. These display modules have demanding requirements for performance, size, and power. TI DLP Pico technology enables small, high-performance, low power AR display modules.

  • High optical efficiency / low illumination power enables a brighter display on a limited power budget
  • Contrast ratios of >1000:1 enable highly transparent backgrounds
  • Fast digital micromirrors that switch in microseconds enable frame rates of up to 240 Hz, high color-sequential refresh rates and low display latency
Smart display
Small, high brightness DLP Pico displays up to 1080p resolution enable on-demand smart displays on virtually any surface in the home.

Small, high brightness DLP Pico displays up to 1080p resolution enable on-demand smart displays on virtually any surface in the home.

Smart displays are becoming a common fixture in households as consumers continue to adopt smart home solutions. While basic smart speakers use audio for feedback, smart displays supplement the user experience with visual content such as how-to videos, recipes, and photos. A smart display with DLP Pico technology can create a projected image virtually anywhere.

  • High brightness displays can overcome high ambient lighting
  • On-demand display that disappears when off
  • Compact optical solutions that can fit in just about any product
  • Displays of any shape on virtually any surface in the home

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Appliances
Low power, high brightness DLP Pico DMDs as small as 0.16” diagonal enable innovative display solutions in appliances.

Low power, high brightness DLP Pico DMDs as small as 0.16” diagonal enable innovative display solutions in appliances.

Appliance manufacturers seeking to differentiate their products should consider projection displays that can create an image on virtually any surface. Compact, low-power DLP Pico technology can display information or smart home content from variety of products such as dishwashers, cooker hoods or cooktop displays, and washer/dryers, in addition to lighting, or thermostats.

  • Display on any surface
  • High contrast, free-form displays
  • On-demand display that disappears when off
  • High optical efficiency/low power
Smartphone companion
High efficiency, ultra-compact WVGA and qHD DLP Pico chipsets enable slim, low power smartphone companion projectors.

High efficiency, ultra-compact WVGA and qHD DLP Pico chipsets enable slim, low power smartphone companion projectors.

Smartphone companion projectors are pocketable devices that are designed to connect to a smartphone and project a big screen. Wireless or USB-C connectivity can enable a quick and easy shared viewing experience with family and friends.

  • DLP Pico technology enables a pocketable big-screen experiences
  • DLP Intellibright™ algorithms enable an optimized image for varying ambient lightning
  • A mature ecosystem of optical module manufacturers and system integrators enables easy market entry 
Mobile projector
Small, high brightness DLP Pico displays up to 1080p full HD resolution enable battery powered projectors for a big-screen experience on the go.

Small, high brightness DLP Pico displays up to 1080p full HD resolution enable battery powered projectors for a big-screen experience on the go.

Mobile projectors are small, battery-powered products that can be used as portable big-screen displays for any device with video output, such as laptops, smartphones or gaming consoles. They are small enough to fit in a backpack or a pocket, yet powerful enough to create a 70" or larger display on a variety of surfaces.

  • DLP Pico technology’s high optical efficiency enables low power projectors with up to 1500 lumens brightness output
  • Resolutions up to 1080p in a compact, battery powered form factor
  • A mature ecosystem of optical module manufacturers and system integrators enables easy market entry

Why choose TI DLP Pico display technology?

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Small size, large image

The DLP technology optical architecture and pixel design allows for extremely small-form factors compared to the image displayed.

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Excellent image quality

Based on the same display technology used in nine out of 10 cinemas worldwide, the DLP product can enable a display that offers saturated colors and high contrast. 

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Low power

High optical efficiency and DLP IntelliBright™ image-processing algorithms reduces the illumination power needed for a given brightness. 

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Display on any surface

Display a crisp image on virtually any surface with DLP Pico technology. Can produce a large image when needed yet disappear when turned off. 

Discover DLP Pico technology

Discover DLP Pico technology

DLP Pico technology delivers excellent image quality, high brightness and power-efficient display experiences in compact form factors. The technology works with a variety of display applications that require ultramobility, low-power consumption, and the need for free-form, on-demand displays.

Discover more about our technology with the DLP Labs getting started video or the "Getting Started With TI DLP Display Technology" application report. The video gives a quick high-level overview of how to get started with DLP technology quickly. The application report explains how to use DLP Pico technology in display applications and includes all the information you need, from selecting the right chipset to design and system considerations. 

Application note
Getting Started with TI DLP® Display Technology (Rev. E)
Learn the basics of the TI DLP display technology with this getting started white paper.
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Application note
DLP System Design: Brightness Requirements and Tradeoffs (Rev. C)
Learn more about the brightness required by your projection display.
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System overview and evaluation

DLP Pico chipsets includes a digital micromirror device (DMD), a controller and a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) as shown in the block diagram, to bring you the full advantage of excellent image quality, small form factors, low power consumption, and high optical efficiency.

The easiest way to experience DLP technology is by purchasing an EVM. Depending on your needs, the full range of EVMs are designed to help both beginners and experienced engineers move from evaluation to production quickly. Our DLP2000 EVM is the most affordable way to get started with DLP Pico technology.

Selection guide
Texas Instruments DLP® Display & Projection Chipset Selection Guide (Rev. D)
Read this selection guide to help you select the right display and projection products.
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Video series
Select the right DLP Pico EVM
Watch this video to help you select the right DLP Pico evaluation module for your design.

Development and ecosystem

An optical module is a compact assembly that includes a digital micromirror device (DMD), illumination, optics, and associated mechanics. There are several options for integrating optical modules into your design. To go to market quickly, an off-the-shelf DLP Pico optical module 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.

Application note
PCB Design Requirements for TI DLP Pico TRP Digital Micromirror Devices
Your printed circuit board needs to incorporate the appropriate layout and electrical design requirements for your DLP Pico display sub-system. Learn about these guidelines to avoid potential in permanent damage to devices. 
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Technical article
How we designed a DMD for the smallest projection display applications
Consider embedding a compact projector into a next-generation appliance, AR glasses or mobile accessory that can beam fitness or sleep stats onto your nightstand. There are endless possibilities with the smallest DLP chipset ever. 
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Creating a stunning smart display experience with DLP® Pico™ technology
Learn more about how to create unique industrial designs with large on demand displays. DLP Pico technology offers flexibility in the types of surfaces that can display the image, and can be designed for dual use in one device. 

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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Video series
Video series
DLP Labs
This training curriculum starts with the basics of DLP Technology, mechanical considerations. From there, it covers application-specific topics specifically created to help you move through the design process quickly and easily.
Application note
Application note
DLP System Design: Brightness Requirements and Tradeoffs (Rev. C)
Brightness requirements are one of the key considerations when designing any projection system. Learn more about the factors impacting brightness and the related system tradeoffs.
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More literature
More literature
TI DLP® Products Messaging Requirements and Icons Guidelines (Rev. A)
Our products feature DLP Technology used in nine out of 10 cinemas worldwide. Learn how you can incorporate this into your product marketing. 
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