TI packages DLP Pico projector display tech for “any low-cost processor”

August 03, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
With a $99 evaluation kit/module, Texas Instruments aims to widen design-ins of its projection-based, ultra-compact display technology.

Developers can, TI says, implement DLP (‘digital light processing’) display technology with almost any low-cost processor. The 0.2-inch DLP2000 chipset and $99 DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 evaluation module (EVM) now make it more affordable to make use of DLP technology and design on-demand, free-form display applications such as mobile smart TVs; pico projectors; digital signage; projection displays for smart homes, smartphones and tablets; and control panels and Internet of Things (IoT) display solutions.

 

The EVM’s dual connector is set up to support any flexible GPIO-driven video interface capable of up to 24-bit RGB-capable processor, including the BeagleBone Black development board based on TI Sitara AM335x processors, and includes software drivers and BeagleBone Black code examples for easy programming. This makes the technology more accessible for developers to incorporate DLP Pico displays into new applications.

 

The 0.2-inch diagonal display is based on the smallest DLP Products digital micro-mirror device (DMD), designed for compact, space-constrained display applications. The EVM features a standard interface and plug-and-play functionality for quick assessment, allowing signals from the display controller to connect with any 24-bit RGB-capable processor and providing solutions with a high-definition (HD) aspect ratio.

 

The DLP2000 is available now for $19.99 and the DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 EVM is available for $99.00 through the TI store and authorized distributors.

 

TI; www.ti.com/dlp2000 A video clip is at; http://www.ti.com/general/docs/video/watch.tsp?entryid=5519558634001