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


Product details


Display resolution (Max) 1152 x 576 Chipset family DLP5533A-Q1 Component type DMD Input frame rate (Max) (Hz) 60 Array diagonal (in) 0.55 Micromirror pitch (um) 7.6 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 open-in-new Find other Automotive chipsets


  • Qualified for automotive applications
    • –40°C to 105°C operating DMD array temperature range
  • The DLP5533A-Q1 automotive chipset includes:
    • DLP5533A-Q1 DMD
    • DLPC230-Q1 DMD controller
    • TPS99001-Q1 system management and illumination controller
  • 0.55-inch diagonal micromirror array
    • 7.6-µm micromirror pitch
    • ±12° micromirror tilt angle (relative to flat state)
    • Bottom illumination for optimal efficiency and optical engine size
    • 1.3-megapixel array configured in 2:1 aspect ratio enabling high resolution and wide aspect ratio automotive applications
    • Compatible with LED or laser illumination
  • 600-MHz sub-LVDS DMD interface for low power and emission
  • 10-kHz DMD refresh rate over temperature extremes
  • Built-in self test of DMD memory cells
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The DLP5533A-Q1 automotive DMD, combined with the DLPC230-Q1 DMD controller and TPS99001-Q1 system management and illumination controller, provides the capability to achieve high performance high resolution headlight systems. The 2:1 aspect ratio supports very wide aspect ratio designs, and the 1.3-MP resolution enables high resolution symbol projection and adaptive driving beam applications. The DLP5533A-Q1 has more than 3 times the optical throughput of the preceding DLP3030-Q1 automotive DMD enabling an even larger field of view and higher lumens output. The DLP5533A-Q1 automotive DMD micromirror array is configured for bottom illumination which enables highly efficient and more compact optical engine designs. The S450 package has low thermal resistance to the DMD array to enable more efficient thermal solutions.

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* Data sheet DLP5533A-Q1 0.55-Inch 1.3-Megapixel DMD for Automotive Exterior Lighting datasheet (Rev. A) Apr. 07, 2021
White paper Improving Visibility with DLP® Headlights. Jan. 06, 2021
Technical article Lighting the way with DLP® automotive headlights Nov. 30, 2020
White paper Improving Visibility with DLP® Headlights Nov. 18, 2020
Technical article What headlight resolution is high enough for symbol projection? Nov. 07, 2019
Technical article How semiconductor technologies are changing automotive lighting roadmaps Oct. 24, 2019
Application note DMD Optical Efficiency for Visible Wavelengths (Rev. A) May 30, 2019
White paper Trends in high resolution headlamps Feb. 18, 2019
White paper Development of DLP3030-Q1, DLP553x-Q1 qualified DMDs for automotive applications Feb. 06, 2019
Technical article Create high-resolution adaptive headlights Using DLP technology Nov. 20, 2018
Application note DLP5531-Q1 Chipset Video Processing for Light Control Applications Oct. 12, 2018
Application note DLP® DMD Technology: LIDAR ambient light reduction Sep. 24, 2018
Application note DLP® Series-450 DMD and System Mounting Concepts Jun. 18, 2010

Design & development

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Hardware development

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The DLP5531-Q1 Electronics Evaluation Module (EVM) allows for evaluation of the DLP5531-Q1 Chipset. This module brings together a set of components including the DLP5531-Q1, the DLPC230-Q1, and the TPS99000-Q1 to provide a system for evaluation of high resolution headlight technology. When combined (...)
  • Complete DLP5531-Q1 electronic headlight subsystem
  • HDMI and Open LDI interface for video input
  • Windows GUI for configuration and control

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 (...)

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The DLP5531-Q1 Light Engine Evaluation Module (EVM) allows for evaluation of the DLP5531-Q1 Chipset. This module brings together a set of components including the DLP5531-Q1, the DLPC230-Q1, TPS99000-Q1 and an optical module/light engine to provide a system for evaluation of high resolution (...)
  • Production-ready optical module from Sekonix included for accelerated prototype development and out-of-box image performance testing
  • Integrated electronics evaluation kit including DLP5531-Q1, DLPC230-Q1, and TPS99000-Q1 DLP Automotive Chipset Components
  • Pre-configured embedded software for easy setup (...)

Design tools & simulation

DLPR072.ZIP (7779 KB)
DLPM032.ZIP (350 KB)
DLPC126.ZIP (14442 KB)

Reference designs

DLP® auto headlight reference design
TIDA-080007 — This reference design details the design of a control board for the DLP5531-Q1 DMD. The DLP5531-Q1 DMD is a spatial light modulator with over 1.3 million pixels that can steer light to create digitally controlled illumination distributions. The design shows a simplified power architecture with a (...)
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