DLP® LightCrafter™ 4500


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The DLP® LightCrafter™ 4500 development module provides a flexible light steering solution with high brightness and resolution for industrial, medical and scientific applications. DLP LightCrafter 4500 features the 0.45 WXGA chipset and offers a compelling combination of resolution, brightness, and programmability in a small form factor.

Developers can easily create, store, and display high-speed pattern sequences through DLP LightCrafter 4500’s USB-based application programming interface (API) and easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). Two configurable input/output triggers allow for convenient synchronization with cameras, sensors, or other peripheral devices. The DLP LightCrafter 4500’s feature set makes it an ideal platform for powering industrial 3D machine vision scanners, medical imaging devices, spectrometers, and much more.

Included with DLP LightCrafter 4500 Development Module:

  • DLP 0.45 WXGA chipset
  • RGB LED light engine
  • DMD controller board

Cables and power supply sold separately. Click here to order power supply.


  • RGB LED light engine with 150L light output
  • Onboard LED Driver with 0-5A LED Driver
  • Simultaneous RGB LED operation
  • High speed pattern display with native DLP4500 resolution (912x1140)
    • Up to 4225 Hz binary pattern rate
    • Up to 120 Hz 8-bit grayscale pattern rate
  • Image or video display up to WXGA resolution (1280x800)
  • Two configurable I/O triggers with programmable polarity and rising & falling edge delay control
  • 32MB flash memory for pattern storage
  • USB, Mini HDMI, UART, FPD Link interfaces
  • USB-based API and host GUI
  • Compact size: 122mm x 115mm x 48mm

Available versions

Texas Instruments provides free software and firmware downloads to give developers flexibility and advanced control of the DLP LightCrafter 4500 EVM. In addition, the software and design documentation allows customers to develop custom products based on the 0.45 WXGA chipset included in DLP LightCrafter 4500 faster.
DLP LightCrafter 4500 EVM GUI: This software bundle includes the executable and source files for the PC-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy communication with DLP LightCrafter 4500. The source files were developed using the QT Library and the QT Creator.
DLP LightCrafter 4500 JTAG Flash Programmer: The JTAG Flash Programmer gives developers the ability to load the DLPR350 configuration firmware into flash memory attached to a DLPC350 controller. JTAG boundary scan programming allows developers to install the DLPR350 firmware in the absence of standard USB connectivity due to corrupt or missing firmware.



HDMI, DisplayPort & MIPI ICs
TFP401 165-MHz TMDS DVI receiver/deserializer & Panelbus™ integrated circuit


LCD & OLED display power & drivers
TPS65145 4-CH LCD Bias w/ Fully Int. Pos. Charge Pump, 3.3V LDO Contr., 0.96A Min. Boost Ilim & Fault Detect


Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators
TPS730 200-mA, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable


Supervisor & reset ICs
TL7712A Single-supply supervisor for 12-V systems with programmable delay time


USB redrivers & multiplexers
TS3USB221 High-Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbps) 1:2 Multiplexer/Demultiplexer Switch With Single Enable


Visible products (420 to 700 nm)
DLP4500 DLP® 0.45 WXGA DMD DLPC350 Digital Controller for DLP4500 DMD and DLP4500NIR DMD
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Evaluation board

DLPLCR4500EVM — DLP® LightCrafter™ 4500

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GUI for evaluation module (EVM)

DLPLCR4500EVM-GUI — DLP LightCrafter 4500 EVM GUI

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Software development kit (SDK)

DLP-ALC-LIGHTCRAFTER-SDK-WIN — Windows SDK for the DLPC900 DMD controller

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Technical documentation

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* EVM User's guide DLP® LightCrafter™ 4500 Evaluation Module User's Guide (Rev. F) 10 Jul 2017
Application brief Highly Scalable TI DLP Technology for 3D Machine Vision PDF | HTML 06 Jul 2021
Certificate DLPLCR4500EVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 02 Jan 2019
Application note Using DLP LightCrafter 4500 Triggers to Synchronize Cameras to Patterns (Rev. B) 16 Feb 2018
User guide DLP LightCrafter 4500 Flash Programmer's Guide (Rev. B) 06 Feb 2018
EVM User's guide DLP 3D Printer User's Guide (Rev. A) 06 Feb 2018
Technical article Improve printed circuit board (PCB) quality with 3D inspection PDF | HTML 02 Feb 2017
Technical article Bringing fast, accurate 3D scanning into embedded applications PDF | HTML 01 Sep 2016
Product overview TI DLP® Technology for 3D Machine Vision (Rev. C) 08 Apr 2016
Solution guide TI DLP Technology for 3D Printing (Rev. E) 08 Apr 2016
More literature DLP Point Cloud Generation and 3D Machine Vision Reference Design 22 Jul 2014
Errata LightCrafter 4500 Evaluation Module (EVM) Errata (Rev. A) 15 Jul 2014

Related design resources

Software development

DLPR350 DLPC350 Configuration and Support Firmware

Reference designs

DLP4500-C350REF High Resolution, Portable Light Steering Reference Design using DLP Technology TIDA-00254 Accurate Point Cloud Generation for 3D Machine Vision Applications using DLP® Technology TIDA-00293 Best-in-class Combination Stereolithography 3D Printer Development Using DLP® Technology

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