DLPU106A March   2021  – October 2021 DLP3021-Q1


  1.   Abstract
  2. 1Trademarks
  3. 2DLP3021-Q1 Electronics EVM Overview
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 What is in the DLP3021-Q1 Light Engine EVM
      1. 2.2.1 Formatter Subsystem
      2. 2.2.2 Illumination Subsystem
      3. 2.2.3 Light Engine
      4. 2.2.4 Cables
    3. 2.3 Non-Optical Specifications
      1. 2.3.1 Electrical Specifications
      2. 2.3.2 Component Temperature Ratings
      3. 2.3.3 LED Driver Design
      4. 2.3.4 Video Specification
  4. 3Quick Start
    1. 3.1 Kit Assembly Instructions
    2. 3.2 Software Installation
    3. 3.3 Power-Up
    4. 3.4 Select Display Content
    5. 3.5 LED Driver
  5. 4Optics and Mechanics
  6. 5Software
    1. 5.1 DLP Composer
      1. 5.1.1 Default Register Configuration
      2. 5.1.2 Illumination
      3. 5.1.3 Sequence Set
      4. 5.1.4 Degamma Curves
      5. 5.1.5 Image/Video
      6. 5.1.6 Flash Blocks
      7. 5.1.7 Flash Programming
    2. 5.2 DLP Control Program
      1. 5.2.1 Connection
      2. 5.2.2 Scripting
      3. 5.2.3 Registers
      4. 5.2.4 Commands
    3. 5.3 MSP430 Example Code
  7. 6Revision History


TI's DLP® technology offers a fully programmable and high-resolution solution for automotive dynamic ground projection (DGP) applications. With nearly half a million addressable pixels per module using a WVGA (864 × 480) input resolution, DLP technology exceeds the resolution of existing ground projections technologies. Dynamic ground projection technology, with the ability to display any static or video pattern within the same module, can re-invent consumers’ perceptions on small projector lighting by providing new, innovative lighting capabilities. Examples include automotive light “carpets” that can illuminate the surrounding area outside a vehicle or project vehicle information such as the EV charge level and range remaining, tire pressure warnings, traffic warnings, turn signaling, check engine light warning, gas level/range, etc. from a side mirror. Ground illumination has other enhancement features to help cars communicate with drivers and pedestrians, including corner lighting, reverse lighting, vehicle customization, and parking indicators.

The DLP3021LEQ1EVM is the DLP3021-Q1 Light Engine Evaluation Module (EVM) that allows for accelerated evaluation of the DLP3021-Q1 chipset with the inclusion of a DLP3021-Q1 light engine. This module brings together a set of components including the DLP3021-Q1 DMD, the FPGA based DMD controller, and the TPS65100 PMIC to provide an efficient system for evaluation of dynamic ground projection technology. When combined with a computer for GUI control, the evaluation module can be used in a laboratory setting to demonstrate features such as:

  • Small Exterior Lights
  • Automotive Light Carpets
  • Warning Drivers and Passengers
  • Broadcasting Intent
  • Route Guidance