DLP® NIRscan™ Nano Evaluation Module
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The DLP NIRscan Nano is a compact battery-operated evaluation module (EVM) for portable near-infrared spectroscopy solutions. Featuring the DLP2010NIR digital micromirror device (DMD), the NIRscan Nano supports Bluetooth low energy to enable mobile lab measurements for hand-held spectrometers. The EVM incorporates the DLP2010NIR DMD, a diffraction grating, and a single element detector to replace expensive InGaAs linear array-based detector designs. With its TI Tiva™ TM4C1297NCZAD processor, databases in the cloud can be leveraged through cellular networks for real-time lab equivalent analytics, which allow food or skin analysis and wearable health monitor solutions. Developers can also create their own data collection and analysis through innovative iOS and Android applications.

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Cables and power supply sold separately. 


Battery: Tenergy Li-Polymer 3.7V 1700mAh (103450) Battery

  •  Key Features
  •  Evaluation Module (EVM) Usage
    • Mobile Sensing EVM: Battery
    • High Performance EVM: Benchtop/Portable
  •  Featured Digital Micromirror Device
  •  Micromirror Array Size (pixels)
    • Mobile Sensing EVM: 854 x 480
    • High Performance EVM: 912 x 1140
  •  Micromirror Pixel Pitch (µm)
    • Mobile Sensing EVM: 5.4 
    • High Performance EVM: 7.6 
  •  Micromirror Tilt Angle (degrees) 
    • Mobile Sensing EVM: +/-17 
    • High Performance EVM: +/-12 
  •  EVM Wavelength Range 
    • Mobile Sensing EVM: 900-1700nm 
    • High Performance EVM: 1350-2490nm 
  •  EVM Spectral Resolution 
    • Mobile Sensing EVM: 10nm 
    • High Performance EVM: 12nm 
  •  EVM Max Scan Speed (kHz) 
    • Mobile Sensing EVM: 2.88 
    • High Performance EVM: 4 
  •  EVM Signal-to-Noise Ratio 
    • Mobile Sensing EVM:  6,000:1 (reflective head)
    • High Performance EVM: 30,000: 1 (transmissive head)

What's Included

  • Spectrometer optical engine featuring DLP2010NIR DMD
  • Single-element extended InGaAs detector
  • Driver electronics featuring DLPC150 DMD controller and Tiva ™ TM4C1297NCZAD processor
  • Reflective sampling module with 2 tungsten lamps
  • Power supply/battery, and cables sold separately

Available Versions

Texas Instruments provides free software and firmware downloads to give developers flexibility and advanced control of the DLP NIRscan Nano. In addition, the reference design documentation allows customers to develop custom products based on the DLP2010NIR chipset included in the NIRscan Nano.

  • DLP NIRscan Nano GUI: This software bundle includes the executable and source files for the PC-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy communication with the DLP NIRscan Nano. The source files were developed using the QT Library v5.4.2 and QT Creator v3.4.1
  • DLP NIRscan Nano Reference Software: This software bundle includes the firmware binaries and source for the TI Tiva embedded processor. It also includes the TI Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) that is required for compilation. This is necessary to upgrade your NIRscan Nano's firmware from a previous version or develop new firmware based on this reference.
  • DLP Spectrum Library: This software bundle includes the DLP Spectrum Library sources, which provides functions for processing the raw data output from the NIRscan Nano. This library is used in the embedded Tiva firmware and the GUI. Development of additional applications to interface with the NIRscan Nano will likely require this library.

Description Status Version Version Date Download
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  DLP NIRscan Nano GUI - Windows     Active     1.1.9     9/24/2015     Download  
  DLP NIRscan Nano Reference Software     Active     1.1.8     9/24/2015     Download  
  DLP Spectrum Library     Active     1.1.5     9/24/2015     Download  
  DLPC150 Configuration and Support Firmware     Active     1.1     9/11/2015     Download  
  DLP Spectrum Library Installer for Mac OS     Active     2.0.2     4/29/2016     Download  
  DLP Spectrum Library Installer     Active     2.0.3     5/24/2017     Download  
  DLP NIRscan Nano GUI (Windows)     Active     2.1.0     5/24/2017     Download  
  DLP NIRscan Nano Reference Software     Active     2.1.0     5/24/2017     Download  
  DLPC150 Configuration and Support Firmware     Active     2.0.0     4/29/2016     Download  
  DLPC150 Configuration and Support Firmware     Active     2.2.0     1/3/2019     Download  
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Technical documentation
Application notes (3)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 4167 14 Sep 2016
PDF 1368 01 Aug 2016
PDF 207 14 Jan 2016
User guides (2)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 8543 03 Aug 2017
PDF 498 26 Jun 2015
More literature (4)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 4523 11 Jan 2019
PDF 38 02 Jan 2019
ZIP 4768 29 Apr 2016
ZIP 4379 11 Sep 2015

Software development (4)

Reference Designs (1)

Name Part Number Tool Type
DLP Ultra-mobile NIR Spectrometer for Portable Chemical Analysis with Bluetooth Connectivity  TIDA-00554  Reference design 

TI Devices (5)

Part Number Name Product Family
CC2564MODN  Bluetooth® 4.1 with Basic Rate (BR), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR), Low Energy (LE) module  SimpleLink Solutions 
DLP2010NIR  DLP® 0.2 WVGA NIR DMD  Advanced light-control chipsets 
DLPA2005  PMIC/LED driver for DLP2010 and DLP2010NIR (0.2 WVGA) DMD  Display & projection chipsets 
DLPC150  Digital Controller for the DLP2010NIR DMD  Advanced light-control chipsets 
TM4C1297NCZAD  High performance 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F based MCU  Microcontrollers (MCU) 

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