TI introduces its highest speed and resolution DLP® chipset for 3D printing and lithography applications
Developers can now innovate with more than 4 million micromirrors to enable high throughput digital imaging applications
DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2015 – Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the availability of the DLP9000X, its highest speed and resolution chipset for 3D printing and lithography applications. The chipset, consisting of the DLP9000X digital micromirror device (DMD) and the newly available DLPC910 controller, offers developers more than five times the speed at continuous streaming compared to the existing DLP9000 chipset.1 The DMD and controller are now available for purchase. For more information, see www.ti.com/DLPspeed.
Example application areas for the DLP9000X include 3D printing, direct imaging lithography, laser marking, LCD/OLED repair and computer-to-plate printers, as well as 3D machine vision and hyperspectral imaging.
Key features and benefits of the DLP9000X chipset
- Delivers the highest streaming pixel speed in the TI DLP products portfolio at over 60 gigabits per second (Gbps), enabling more than five times faster total exposure.
- Equipped with more than 4 million micromirrors reducing print heads by 50 percent compared to the DLP9500 chipset while supporting print feature sizes of less than 1 µm.2
- Offers an exceptional pixel loading speed for real-time, continuous, high bit-depth patterns resulting in detailed images with high resolution features.
- Features random row micromirror loading, which can be used in flexible light modulation use cases.
- Optimized for wavelengths from 400 to 700 nanometers (nm) that are compatible with widely available photosensitive resins and materials.
- Supports a variety of light sources including lasers, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and lamps.
To further accelerate developers’ ability to bring their innovative products to market, TI maintains an extensive ecosystem of design houses through the DLP Design Network. This group of independent companies provides developers with a qualified network to support their hardware and software integration, optics design, system integration, prototyping, manufacturing services and turnkey solutions. The DLP9000X chipset uses a similar architecture to the DLP Discovery D4100 kit allowing developers to maximize investment in the DLP9500 and DLP7000 platforms.
Availability and package The DLP9000X chipset is now available for purchase. The chipset includes the DLP9000X DMD, DLPC910 controller and DLPR910 PROM. The DLP9000X is available in a 355-pin hermetic FLS package, the DLPC910 controller is available in a 676-pin ball grid array (BGA) package and the DLPR910 PROM is available in a 48-pin BGA package.
Find out more:
- Watch a video about the DLP9000X chipset.
- Download a free TI Designs reference design on the DLP9000X chipset, TIDA-00570, which includes reference schematics and a layout to help customers develop their own system.
- Visit the Advanced Light Control Getting Started page to begin working with DLP technology.
- Join the DLP forum in the TI E2E™ Community to search for solutions, get help, share knowledge, and solve problems with fellow engineers and TI experts.
- Visit the DLP Design House Network.
About Texas Instruments DLP Products Since 1996, award-winning TI DLP technology has powered the world’s top display devices to deliver high-resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including industrial, automotive, medical and consumer market segments. DLP technology is being used in movie theatres (DLP Cinema® products) and large-scale, professional venues and conference rooms, classrooms and home theatres. With mobile devices enabled by DLP® Pico™ technology, users have the ability to display images from the palm of their hand. Every DLP chipset features an array of microscopic mirrors that switch on and off up to 10,000 times per second. To learn more, please visit www.ti.com/dlp or follow TI DLP technology on Twitter at @TI_DLP.
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1 The (DLP9000X+DLPC910) chipset has >5x higher continuous streaming speed than the (DLP9000+DLPC900) chipset. 2 The DLP9500 chipset has more than 2 million micromirrors.