DLP® NIRscan™ Evaluation Module


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The DLP NIRscan is a complete evaluation module (EVM) to design a high performance, affordable near-infrared spectrometer.  This flexible tool contains everything a designer needs to start developing a DLP-based spectrometer right out of the box.  The EVM features the DLP 0.45 WXGA NIR chipset - the first ever DLP chipset optimized for use with near-infrared (NIR) light.  With DLP technology, spectrometers for use in the food, pharmaceutical, oil/gas and other emerging industries will be able to deliver lab performance levels in the factory and the field. Learn more about Spectroscopy.

Power supply sold separately. 





The DLP® NIRscan™ evaluation module includes the key features highlighted below. For mobile sensing, check out the DLP NIRscan Nano evaluation module. The table compares the key specifications of both evaluation modules.

 High Performance EVMMobileSensing EVM
Key FeaturesDLP NIRscanDLP NIRscan Nano
Evaluation Module (EVM) UsageBenchtop/PortableBattery
Featured Digital Micromirror DeviceDLP4500NIRDLP2010NIR
Micromirror Array Size (pixels)912 x 1140854 x 480
Micromirror Pixel Pitch (µm)7.65.4
Micromirror Tilt Angle (degrees)+/-12+/-17
EVM Wavelength Range1350 - 2490 nm900 - 1700 nm
EVM Spectral Resolution12 nm10 nm
EVM Max Scan Speed (kHz)42.88
EVM Signal-to-Noise Ratio30,000:1
(transmissive head)
(reflective head)


DLP NIRscan EVM AM335x Software: This software bundle includes the executable, source, and install files for the AM335x software which runs on the embedded processor in the DLP NIRscan EVM. This software implements the NIRscan spectrometer functionality. Version 2.0 is recommended as it adds the Slew Scan and Hadamard capabilities to the existing v1.0 feature set.


DescriptionStatusVersionVersion DateDownload
  DLP NIRscan Software Bundle for Linux    Obsolete    1.0.0    04/11/2014    Download  
  DLP NIRscan Software Bundle for Linux    Active    2.0.0    8/15/14    Download  
  DLP NIRscan MicroSD Image for Windows    Active    2.0.0    8/15/14    Download  
  AM335x Sitara ARM SDK    Active    6.0     Download  

  • Spectrometer optical engine featuring DLP4500NIR DMD
  • Single-element extended InGaAs detector
  • Driver electronics featuring DLPC350 DMD controller, AM3358 processor and ADS1255 ADC
  • Transmittance sampling module with halogen lamp
  • Disposable cuvettes (3)
  • Embedded Linux operating system and web server based on BeagleBone Black architecture
  • Power supply sold separately.

4-20mA signal conditioners
RCV420 Precision 4mA to 20mA Current Loop Receiver XTR101 Precision, Low Drift 4-20mA Two-Wire Transmitter XTR105 4-20mA Current Transmitter with Sensor Excitation and Linearization XTR105-DIE 4-20mA Current Transmitter with Sensor Excitation and Linearization XTR106 4-20-mA current transmitter with bridge excitation (2.5-V or 5-V reference) and linearization XTR108 4-20mA, Two-Wire Transmitter 'Smart' Programmable with Signal Conditioning XTR110 Voltage-to-current converter/transmitter with 10-V reference and selectable input/output ranges XTR111 Voltage-to-current converter/transmitter with 3-V to 15-V regulator and resistor set I/O ratio XTR112 4-20-mA current transmitters with sensor excitation (2 x 250-µA) and linearization XTR115 4-20-mA current loop transmitter with 2.5-V reference and 200-μA power XTR116 4-20-mA current loop transmitter with 4.096-V reference and 200-μA power XTR117 XTR117 4-20mA Current Loop Transmitter XTR300 Industrial Analog Current/Voltage Output Driver


Instrumentation amplifiers
INA330 Thermistor Signal Amplifier for Temperature Control


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


Multi-channel ICs (PMICs)
TPS65217 Power Management IC (PMIC) w/ 3 DC/DCs, 4 LDOs, linear battery charger & white LED driver


Precision ADCs
ADS1255 24-Bit, 30kSPS, Very-Low-Noise Delta-Sigma ADC


Series voltage references
REF5025 2.5-V, 3-µVpp/V noise, 3-ppm/°C drift precision series voltage reference


Spectroscopy & optical networking products


Visible products (420 to 700 nm)
DLPC350 Digital Controller for DLP4500 DMD and DLP4500NIR DMD
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* EVM User's guide DLP® NIRscan™ EVM User's Guide (Rev. C) 01 Nov 2018
* Application note Optimizing the DLP® Spectrometer Signal Chain 14 Sep 2016
* Application note Flexible Trade-offs in Maximizing SNR and Res. in TI DLP® Tech. Based Spec. Sys. 01 Aug 2016
Certificate DLPNIRSCANEVM EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) 02 Jan 2019
Solution guide TI DLP® Technology for Spectroscopy (Rev. B) 08 Apr 2016
Application note DLP® NIRscan™ Nano Optical Design Considerations 14 Jan 2016
White paper DLP Technology for Spectroscopy (Rev. A) 15 Aug 2015
Application note DLP Spectrometer Design Considerations 21 Aug 2014

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