Texas Instruments opens the door for developers to implement high-performing DLP display technology with virtually any low-cost processor. The 0.2-inch DLP2000 chipset and $99 DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 evaluation module (EVM) allegedly make it more affordable to leverage 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 red/green/blue (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 high-performing DLP Pico displays into new applications.
The DLP2000 chipset and EVM feature:
- Industry's most affordable pico display solution: Designed with developers in mind, this $99 EVM is a building block to pair with low-cost processors for display applications.
- Virtually limitless display possibilities: The 0.2-inch diagonal display is based on the smallest DLP Products digital micromirror device (DMD), designed for compact, space-constrained display applications.
- Developer-friendly: The new 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.
- Compatible with low-cost processors: Inclusive software drivers and BeagleBone Black code examples ease the programming process.
Availability and pricing
The DLP2000 is available now for US$19.99 and the DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 EVM is available for US$99.00 through the TI store and authorized distributors. More information is available online plus a datasheet is ready for download. A video demo is also available and you can download the DLP2000 reference design.