DMD Discovery Developer Platform Drives High Performance and Resolution

DLP(R) Technology from Texas Instruments (TI), is highlighting the latest Discovery(TM) 4000 development platform at the Photonics West Show this week -- Booth #5036. The Discovery 4000 enables extremely fast, high contrast and high resolution display applications with an optical semiconductor module that allows developers to manipulate light digitally.

The DMD Discovery product family enables emerging applications with TI's Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) -- the same light modulation technology used in DLP projectors and HDTVs, with over 14.5 million chipsets shipped to date.

"We are proud to be the first technology to provide developers with a tool to develop projection and spectroscopy applications across the broad spectrum of wavelengths including visible light, IR and UV light," said Eric Braddom, Business Manager of DLP Catalog Products, which is focused on applying proven DLP technology in new markets. "DLP Products continues to see increased applications for our DMD technology in the areas of maskless lithography, augmented reality, optical networking, 3D projection, security, spectroscopy, and medical imaging."

When integrated with light source and optics, the DMD Discovery 4000 platform enables binary light patterns with speed, precision, and efficiency far surpassing that of other spatial light modulators. It provides substantial performance improvements including increased data rate, frame rate and flexible random row addressing. The new Discovery 4000 works with several DMDs including the .95" 1920 x 1080p 2xLVDS DMD.

"DLP DMD technology is optimal for emerging SLM applications because it is versatile across multiple wavelengths," said Dr. Ulrich Stange, Vice President Research and Product Development, OneLight Corporation. "The new Discovery 4000 works across a wide range of wavelengths, making it possible for developers to create applications with UV, visible and IR light sources. DLP technology is the only SLM that works with UV light."

The availability of the DLP Discovery 4000 development platform is slated for the second quarter of 2008 and more information can be found at

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