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Display resolution (Max) 864 x 480 Component type Controller Chipset family DLP3020-Q1, DLP3030-Q1
Display resolution (Max) 864 x 480 Component type Controller Chipset family DLP3020-Q1, DLP3030-Q1
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications:
    • Temperature grade 2: –40°C to 105°C ambient
  • Compatibility with three DMD devices:
    • DLP3030-Q1: 0.3 WVGA S450
    • DLP3020-Q1: 0.3 WVGA S247
    • DLP3021-Q1: 0.3 WVGA S247
  • Video input interface:
    • 24-bit parallel (RGB888, RGB666, or RGB565)
    • 60-Hz frame rate
    • Input resolutions from QVGA through WVGA
    • Pixel clock up to 40 MHz
  • Video processing:
    • Image scaling
    • Programmable de-gamma curve
    • Bezel adjustment
    • Horizontal and vertical image flip
  • DMD interface:
    • 78-MHz DDR DMD interface
    • Consistent DMD data loading and reset control overtemperature operating range
    • Automatic DMD parking at power-down
    • DMD temperature management
  • External memory support
    • DDR2: 312-MHz clock (624-MHz data rate)
    • Serial flash 39-MHz clock
  • System control
    • I2C communication interface
    • Programmable splash screens
    • DMD power and reset driver control
    • Programmable flash-based configuration
  • Test support
    • Built-in test pattern generator
    • JTAG with boundary scan support
  • Packaged in a 216-pin, 1.0-mm pitch BGA
  • AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications:
    • Temperature grade 2: –40°C to 105°C ambient
  • Compatibility with three DMD devices:
    • DLP3030-Q1: 0.3 WVGA S450
    • DLP3020-Q1: 0.3 WVGA S247
    • DLP3021-Q1: 0.3 WVGA S247
  • Video input interface:
    • 24-bit parallel (RGB888, RGB666, or RGB565)
    • 60-Hz frame rate
    • Input resolutions from QVGA through WVGA
    • Pixel clock up to 40 MHz
  • Video processing:
    • Image scaling
    • Programmable de-gamma curve
    • Bezel adjustment
    • Horizontal and vertical image flip
  • DMD interface:
    • 78-MHz DDR DMD interface
    • Consistent DMD data loading and reset control overtemperature operating range
    • Automatic DMD parking at power-down
    • DMD temperature management
  • External memory support
    • DDR2: 312-MHz clock (624-MHz data rate)
    • Serial flash 39-MHz clock
  • System control
    • I2C communication interface
    • Programmable splash screens
    • DMD power and reset driver control
    • Programmable flash-based configuration
  • Test support
    • Built-in test pattern generator
    • JTAG with boundary scan support
  • Packaged in a 216-pin, 1.0-mm pitch BGA

The DLPC120-Q1 DMD display controller for automotive applications is part of a chipset compatible with one of three digital micromirror devices (DMDs), DLP3030-Q1, DLP3020-Q1, or DLP3021-Q1. The core DLPC120-Q1 logic is responsible for accepting video input and formatting the data to display on the DMD while simultaneously controlling RGB LEDs in order to create a real-time image. The DLPC120-Q1 is also responsible for controlling the power-up and power-down events of the DMD, based on external system control or temperature input from the DMD. Combined with an external dimming circuit and microcontroller, the DLPC120-Q1 supports a wide dimming range > 5000:1 for HUD applications. Typically, the DLPC120-Q1 is a peripheral device in an I2C interface with a host processor.

The DLPC120-Q1 DMD display controller for automotive applications is part of a chipset compatible with one of three digital micromirror devices (DMDs), DLP3030-Q1, DLP3020-Q1, or DLP3021-Q1. The core DLPC120-Q1 logic is responsible for accepting video input and formatting the data to display on the DMD while simultaneously controlling RGB LEDs in order to create a real-time image. The DLPC120-Q1 is also responsible for controlling the power-up and power-down events of the DMD, based on external system control or temperature input from the DMD. Combined with an external dimming circuit and microcontroller, the DLPC120-Q1 supports a wide dimming range > 5000:1 for HUD applications. Typically, the DLPC120-Q1 is a peripheral device in an I2C interface with a host processor.

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* Data sheet DLPC120-Q1 Automotive DMD Controller datasheet (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 06 May 2022
White paper The Importance of a Longer VID for AR HUDs (Rev. A) PDF | HTML 16 Feb 2021
Application note Estimating Mechanical Volume of an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display System 28 Dec 2018
White paper DLP® Technology: Solar Loading in Augmented Reality Head-up Display Systems 22 Jul 2018
Application note DLP® Technology: Enabling the Next Generation of Automotive Head-Up Display Syst (Rev. A) 15 Nov 2017
White paper DLP Technology: Solving design challenges in next generation of automotive head (Rev. A) 15 Nov 2017
EVM User's guide DLP3030-Q1 Combiner HUD EVM 07 Nov 2017
EVM User's guide DLP3030-Q1 Electronics EVM 07 Nov 2017
EVM User's guide DLP3030-Q1 Picture Generation Unit EVM 07 Nov 2017

Design & development

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Evaluation board

DLP3030Q1EVM — DLP3030-Q1 Electronics Evaluation Module

The DLP3030Q1EVM evaluation module (EVM) is a complete electronic subsystem designed to drive the DLP3030-Q1 automotive chipset. The DLP3030-Q1 chipset consists of a 0.3” WVGA (864 x 480) DMD and the DLPC120-Q1 DMD controller. When combined with optics, RGB LEDs and a photodiode, this EVM can (...)
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Optical module

DLP-OMM-SEARCH — DLP® Products third-party search tools

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 (...)

Optical module

DLP3030PGUQ1EVM — DLP3030-Q1 Picture Generation Unit (PGU) Evaluation Module

The DLP3030PGUQ1EVM evaluation module (EVM) is an automotive picture generation unit (PGU) designed to support high performance wide field-of-view augmented reality head-up displays (HUD).   The DLP3030PGUQ1EVM speeds up development and reduces time to market by providing a high (...)
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Software programming tool

DLPC120 Automotive Control Program Lite

DLPC106.ZIP (7830 KB)
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Calculation tool

DLP-HUD-LUMEN-CALC — AR HUD lumen budget estimation calculator

This Excel calculator provides a starting point for estimating overall lumen requirements for the picture generation unit (PGU) in an augmented reality head-up display (AR HUD). This calculator takes standard HUD parameters as inputs, such as field of view, virtual image distance, and eyebox size. (...)
Calculation tool

DLP-HUD-VOLUME-CALC — AR HUD Volume Estimation Calculator

This Excel calculator provides a starting point for estimating overall volume for an augmented reality head-up display. This calculator takes standard HUD parameters as inputs, such as field of view, virtual image distance, and eyebox size. The calculator uses these inputs to produce an estimated (...)
Calculation tool

AR HUD Volume Estimation Calculator (Rev. C)

DLPC112C.ZIP (352 KB)
Calculation tool

AR HUD Lumen Budget Estimation Calculator

DLPC113.ZIP (425 KB)
Reference designs

TIDA-080004 — Electronics and LED Driver Reference Design for Augmented Reality Head-Up Displays

This reference design provides an electronics subsystem designed to drive an automotive augmented reality (AR) head-up display (HUD). DLP® technology enables bright, crisp, highly saturated head-up displays that project critical driving information onto the windshield of the car, reducing (...)
Schematic: PDF
Reference designs

TIDA-080006 — 405-nm DLP® automotive transparent window display electronics reference design (0.3-inch DMD)

This DLP3034-Q1 electronics reference design drives a DLP projector that can illuminate a phosphor film embedded inside glass to create a transparent window display. The phosphor film is transparent under normal conditions but turns into a colorful display when excited with 405-nm light from the (...)
Schematic: PDF
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