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An industry leader in display and advanced light control solutions

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Texas Instruments DLP® technology leads the industry in high resolution display and advanced light control solutions for personal electronics, automotive and industrial applications. TI offers a wide range of products with various micromirror array diagonal size, brightness and more to meet customers' diverse requirements.

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Why choose TI DLP® products?

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Amazing image quality

DLP technology enables vivid, crisp image quality for traditional and emerging display applications.

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Display on virtually any surface

Warping can be used to geometrically compensate for irregular-shaped display surfaces.

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Trusted technology

Our products are backed by DLP technology that is trusted by innovators in a diverse range of industrial and automotive end products.

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Great support

We offer ample support resources  such as online references designs, evaluation modules, software and E2E community support to ease your design process.

Understanding DLP technology

How does DLP technology work?

DLP technology is centered around the digital micromirror device (DMD), which is an array of individually addressable, highly reflective aluminum micromirrors. The DMD allows developers to perform high speed, efficient, and reliable spatial light modulation. Using TI's proven semiconductor manufacturing capabilities, each DMD contains up to 8 million individually controlled micromirrors built on top of an associated CMOS memory cell.

The DMD is paired with visible LED, laser, or lamp illumination for display and can also support UV or IR wavelengths for light control applications. The illumination source and micromirrors are synchronized to achieve the projected output.

Unmatched experience and collaboration

TI DLP technology offers the following advantages:
 
  • Provides vivid, crisp image quality to traditional and emerging display applications
  • Trusted by innovators in a diverse range of industrial and automotive end products
  • DLP technology Academy Award® winning* DLP Cinema® technology is by far the most compelling choice in projection, powering more than eight out of 10 digital movie screens worldwide
  • Powerful, flexible chipsets provide customers high speed and precise control of millions of mirrors with pixel data rates up to 60 Gbps

* 2014 Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) to Larry Hornbeck for the invention of the digital micromirror technology as used in DLP Cinema projection.

DLP chipsets

DLP chipsets typically include a DMD, a controller and a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) driver to enable maximum pattern rates and excellent image quality. These are designed using TI's extensive knowledge about how to reliably drive the micromirrors across a wide range of operating conditions. The chipset can also synchronize with external sensors, cameras, motors, or other devices.

The DLP chipset includes:

  • DMD – Digital micromirror device
  • DMD Controller – provides the convenient interface for reliable, high speed control of the micromirrors
  • DMD Micromirror Drivers – deliver analog clocking and reset signals
  • Configuration PROM – configures select DMD Controllers (sold as a programmed IC or offered as downloadable firmware)

Technical resources

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DLP® Labs training
This series of videos covers everything about DLP products, from the basics of the technology to application-specific design challenges.
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Selection guide
Texas Instruments DLP® Display & Projection Chipset Selection Guide (Rev. D)
Use our selection guide to learn about the entire DLP products portfolio and choose the right DLP product for your design.
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Why choose DLP technology
Watch this video to learn more about why TI DLP technology would be a good choice for your application.