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Illumination wavelength range (nm) Micromirror array size Chipset family DLP6500, DLP9000 Pattern rate, binary (Max) (Hz) 9527 Component type Digital Controller Number of triggers (Input / Output) 2 / 2 GPIO 9 Display resolution (Max) WQXGA Pattern rate, 8-bit (Max) (Hz) 250 Micromirror array orientation Micromirror driver support Integrated Thermal dissipation (°C/W) 4.4 open-in-new Find other High-speed visible chipsets


  • One scalable controller supports DLP6500 (1080p) and DLP9000 (WQXGA) digital micromirror devices (DMDs) for high-resolution industrial and display applications
  • Supports multiple high-speed pattern rates
    • Up to 9523 Hz (1-bit binary patterns using pre-stored or pattern on-the-fly mode)
    • Up to 1031 Hz (8-bit gray patterns using pre-stored or pattern on-the-fly mode),
  • 128 megabit internal DRAM
  • 48 megabit external flash stores up to 400 1-bit binary or 50 8-bit grayscale patterns (depending on pattern compression)
  • 1-to-1 input mapping to micromirrors
  • Supports multiple bit depths and LEDs in pattern modes
  • Easy synchronization with cameras and sensors
    • Two configurable input triggers
    • Two configurable output triggers
  • Fully programmable GPIO and PWM signals
  • Multiple control interfaces
    • One USB 1.1 slave port and three I2C ports
    • LED enable and PWM generators
  • Video mode
    • 24-bit RGB rates up to 120 Hz
    • YUV, YCrCb, or RGB data format
    • Two 24-bit input pixel ports
    • Standard video from SVGA to 1080p
    • WQXGA (DLP9000) requires two DLPC900 controllers

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The DLPC900 is a single scalable DMD controller that supports reliable operation of DLP6500 and DLP9000 DMDs. This high-performance DMD controller enables programmable, high-speed pattern rates for advanced light control, especially in industrial, medical, and scientific applications. DLPC900 pattern rates enable fast and accurate 3D scanning and 3D printing, as well as support high resolution and intelligent imaging applications. DLPC900 offers 128 megabit of embedded DRAM for convenient buffering of up to 400 1-bit patterns. Input and output triggers offer easy connection and synchronization with a variety of cameras, sensors, and other peripherals. Numerous ports and connectivity options offer system flexibility and simplify chip integration into a variety of end equipment.

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Technical documentation

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* Datasheet DLPC900 Digital Controller for Advanced Light Control datasheet (Rev. E) Feb. 27, 2020
* Errata DLP Products Technical Advisory - DLPC900, DLP9000, DLP6500 Sep. 25, 2019
User guide DLPC900 Programmer's Guide (Rev. E) Apr. 08, 2019
User guide DLP LightCrafter 6500 and 9000 EVM User's Guide (Rev. D) Mar. 05, 2019
Application note DMD 101: Introduction to Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) Technology (Rev. B) Feb. 23, 2018
Technical articles Improve printed circuit board (PCB) quality with 3D inspection Feb. 02, 2017
User guide TIDA-00362 High-Resolution 3D Scanner for Factory Automation Using DLP Tech (Rev. A) May 09, 2016
User guide DLP Software Development Kit (SDK) User's Guide Apr. 28, 2016
Solution guide TI DLP Technology for 3D Printing (Rev. E) Apr. 08, 2016
Application note System Design Considerations Using TI DLP Technology Down to 400 nm Nov. 12, 2014

Design & development

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Hardware development


The DLP® LightCrafter™ 9000 is a high performance and highly flexible development kit for incorporating DLP technology into a wide variety light steering applications. This EVM is an easy path for solutions maximizing resolution, optical throughput and brightness.

At the heart of DLP LightCrafter 9000 (...)



  • Development- LightCrafter 9000 EVM
  • Maximum Bandwidth- >40 Gbps
  • Maximum Binary Pattern Rate- 9.5 kHZ
  • DLP Digital Controller-DLPC900
  • Wavelength Range- 400-700 nm
  • Micromirror Array Size- 2560 x 1600
  • Display Resolution- WQXGA
  • Micromirror Array Diagonal- 0.9 inches
  • Micromirror Pixel Pitch (...)
DLi Accessories and Assemblies for DLP® Products
Provided by Digital Light Innovations
Digital Light Innovations (DLi) offers accessories, boards, and assemblies for development and production with DLP® Products. Examples include DMD controller boards, DMD board assemblies, flex cables, DMD mounting hardware assemblies, LED driver boards, and LED & fiber illumination assemblies.
  • (...)
DLi6500 1080p Development Kit for DLP6500
Provided by Digital Light Innovations
The DLi6500 development kit includes the DLPC900 digital controller and supports two .65” 1080p resolution DMDs, either the DLP6500FYE or the DLP6500FLQ. At the heart of the DLi6500 development kit is the DLPC900 digital controller. The DLPC900 allows for high-speed binary pattern rates (...)
DLi 3DLP9000 Light Engine for DLP9000
Provided by Digital Light Innovations
DLi’s 3DLP9000 is a DLP® light engine designed with the professional-grade DLP 3D printer in mind. Based on the DLP9000 chipset, the 3DLP9000 offers over 4 million pixel resolution, enabling larger build areas for DLP 3D printers.
  • On-axis, 0% offset
  • Multiple projection lens configurations
  • High uniformity, low distortion optics
  • Multiple mounting options
  • Compatible with DLP LightCrafter™ 6500/9000 GUI and DLPC900 API
  • Development kits for DLP9000 also available
In-Vision Firebird, High Resolution 3D Printer Light Engine for DLP9000
Provided by In-Vision Digital Imaging Optics GmbH
In-Vision’s Firebird optical module supports the DLP9000 with a native resolution of 2560x1600 pixels and micromirror pitch sizes of just 7.6 µm. Optimized for deep-blue LED illumination. Firebird enables structured light applications with high pixel resolution and compelling optical (...)
In-Vision Ikarus, Additive Manufacturing Light Engine for DLP6500
Provided by In-Vision Digital Imaging Optics GmbH
In-Vision’s Ikarus is one of a family of light engine modules using blue wavelength illumination for 3D printing applications. Based on the DLP6500 chipset, the Ikarus offers cost-effective solutions without compromising on optical performance. A variety of off-the-shelf projection lenses are (...)
In-Vision Polarfox, 3D Machine Vision Light Engine Using DLP6500
Provided by In-Vision Digital Imaging Optics GmbH
Polarfox is one of a family of IN-VISION light engine modules using blue wavelength illumination for 3D scanning applications. Based on TI’s DLP6500 chipset, Polarfox offers cost-effective solutions without compromising on optical performance. A variety of off-the-shelf projection lenses are (...)
Optecks’ Light Animator is a software package with a visual interface that allows scientists and engineers to quickly design pattern sequences and triggering for light control applications using DLP® technology. Light Animator supports the DLP LightCrafter 6500, DLP Discovery 4100 and DLP (...)
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • Pixelated Canvas represents the micro-mirrors with zoomable interface
  • Draw binary images up to 8 bits
  • Select the object location and edit its properties
  • Create animation using the timeline window
  • Supports import/export of bmp, jpg, gif, png and AVI file formats
  • Trigger in and out pulses to (...)
Optecks’ RAY 65S series of optical modules are designed specifically for 0.65” digital micro-mirror devices with 16:9 aspect ratio such as the DLP6500FYE. All optical components have a high-quality anti-reflection (AR) coating. The RAY 65S LED Monochromatic and full featured RGB systems (...)
  • Monochrome and RGB options available
  • Compatible with the DLP® LightCrafter 6500 and DLP LightCrafter 6500/9000 GUI
ViALUX’s STAR-065 CORE provides compact optics with options designed for DLP6500FYE or DLP6500FLQ (0.65” 1080p DMDs). It is available as an accessory or an evaluation module with a monochrome high-power LED light source for use with DLP® LightCrafter™ 6500 EVM.

Refer to the ordering links below for a (...)
  • Compatible with DLP® LightCrafter™ 6500 EVM
  • LED light engines available with LED driver support up to 24 A
  • Throw ratio: 1.8 to 2.1
  • Working distance: 0.4 m to 10.0 m
  • Offset: 125%
Wintech PRO6500 Production Ready Optical Engine
Provided by Wintech Digital Systems Technology
Wintech’s PRO6500 provides a modular, production ready optical engine supporting 0.65” 1080p resolution DMDs – the DLP6500FYE and DLP6500FLQ. This optical engine is optimized for 3D printing, 3D measurement and machine vision applications requiring maximum optical intensity.

Software development

DLP® Advanced Light Control SDK for LightCrafter™ series controllers
DLP-ALC-LIGHTCRAFTER-SDK This DLP® Software Development Kit (SDK) supports the DLPC900 controller used in multiple DLP Advanced Light Control LightCrafter™ series evaluation modules. The SDK provides APIs to integrate DLP technology with cameras to create 3D machine vision or 3D printer solutions for a variety of (...)
  • Integrated APIs and drivers to support the DLPC900 DMD controller
  • Camera support for synchronized captures
  • Calibration routines for cameras and the LightCrafter 6500
  • Gray code and Hybrid Three Phase Shifting structured light algorithms
  • Disparity map, depth map, and point cloud generation
  • Full access to (...)
DLP® LightCrafter 6500 and 9000 Firmware and Software Bundle
DLPC900REF-SW Texas Instruments provides free software and firmware downloads to give developers flexibility and advanced control of the DLP LightCrafter  6500 and DLP LightCrafter  9000 EVMs. The reference design documentation allows customers to develop custom products based on the DLP6500 and DLP9000 chipsets.


DLPC900 Configuration and Support Firmware
DLPR900 The DLPR900 configuration and support firmware enables broad functionality of the DLPC900 digital controller. The DLPC900 offers reliable operation of both the DLP6500 (available in two package types) and DLP9000 digital micromirror devices (DMD).Combined with the DLPC900 controller, the DLPR900 (...)
  • Free downloadable configuration firmware for the DLPC900
  • Enables the DLP6500 and DLP9000 DMDs to display high speed, native resolution patterns with user selectable bit depths, pattern rates and exposure time
  • Allows users to display high quality, wide aspect ratio video and images at multiple (...)

Design tools & simulation

DLPM010.ZIP (110 KB) - IBIS Model
DLPM011.ZIP (9 KB) - BSDL Model

Reference designs

High Resolution 3D Scanner for Factory Automation using DLP® Technology
TIDA-00362 The Factory Automation reference design employs the Texas Instruments DLP® Advanced Light Control Software Development Kit (SDK) for LightCrafter™ series controllers, which allows developers to easily construct 3D point clouds by integrating TI’s digital micromirror device (DMD) technology (...)
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