The DLPC150 controller provides a convenient, reliable, and multi-functional interface between user electronics and the visible DLP2010 or the near-infrared (NIR) DLP2010NIR digital micromirror device (DMD) to steer light and create patterns with high-speed, precision, and efficiency. The DLPC150 controller enables high-speed pattern rates, along with LED control and data formatting for multiple input formats. The DLPC150 controller also provides input and output trigger signals for synchronizing displayed patterns with a camera, sensor, or other peripherals. The DLPC150 controller is part of the 0.2 WVGA chipset that includes the DLP2010 or DLP2010NIR DMD and DLPA2000 or DLPA2005 power management integrated chip (PMIC). The DLPC150 controller enables integration of the DLP® 0.2 WVGA visible or NIR chipset into small form-factor, low-power, and low-cost applications for programmable spectrum and wavelength control, such as 3D scanning or metrology systems, spectrometers, interactive displays, chemical analyzers, medical instruments, skin analysis, material identification, and chemical sensing.