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. The calculator uses these inputs to produce an estimated total lumen requirement of a standard design of an AR HUD system.
  • Standard HUD input parameters
  • Configurable estimation settings
  • Brightness requirement output in lumens


Calculation tool

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

Version: 1
Release date: 24-Oct-2018
Supported products & hardware

Supported products & hardware

Automotive chipsets
DLP3030-Q1 DLP® automotive 0.3" digital micromirror device (DMD) DLP5530-Q1 DLP® automotive 0.55" digital micromirror device (DMD) for interior display applications DLP5530S-Q1 DLP® automotive functional safety 0.55-inch digital micromirror device (DMD) DLPC120-Q1 DLP® automotive DMD controller for DLP3030-Q1 chipset DLPC230-Q1 DLP® automotive digital micromirror device (DMD) controller for DLP553x-Q1 chipset
Evaluation board
DLP3030Q1EVM DLP3030-Q1 Electronics Evaluation Module
Optical module
DLP3030CHUDQ1EVM DLP3030-Q1 Combiner HUD Table Top Demonstrator DLP3030PGUQ1EVM DLP3030-Q1 Picture Generation Unit (PGU) Evaluation Module

Related design resources

Reference designs

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

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