Electronic Design

DLP Technology Enables New Projection Devices

Texas Instruments DLP Products has demonstrated a range of new devices based on the company’s tiny DLP (Digital Light Processing) chip, which enables mobile projector solutions. The demonstration, held at the 2009 International CES in Las Vegas, unveiled DLP implementations from a number of manufacturers, including Acer, BenQ, Dell, Optoma, Samsung, Toshiba, and WowWee.

DLP’s Pico solution turns any situation into a media viewing opportunity. By projecting content onto practically any surface, users can expand a 3-in. screen to 60 in. and broaden the viewable image, for example, of a ringtone purchase Web page to see 20 options at a time instead of fewer than five. Products in the demonstration included notebook companions, portable projection media players, and projection cell phones.

DLP is the only HDTV technology built from a foundation in the digital cinema, where it set the industry standard as demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in more than 8000 theaters worldwide. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors that switch extremely quickly to create a high-resolution, highly reliable, full-color image. DLP technology’s chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provide razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video, according to TI.

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