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    • Aug 25, 2016

    Quick flexibility tips for customizing SNR and resolution on your spectrometer design

    Engineers understand the essential importance of two key performance metrics for any spectrometer design: signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and spectral resolution. SNR is the ratio of signal power to noise power. This is important because it determines the consistency of the spectrums measured. Resolution is significant because it determines the minimum...
    • Aug 11, 2016

    Kickstart your design with DLP technology

    It’s the time of year when everyone is starting to gear up for another school year and all that entails. The beginning of the school year represents a fresh start, new ideas and an influx of learning. With this in mind, we started thinking about our technology and how we can help anyone from students to educators to engineers learn about our...
    • Jul 28, 2016

    Raising the intelligence of smart homes with interactive projection displays

    When most people think of using projection technology at home, they usually envision a high-tech home theater installation. The rise of the smart home and the Internet of Things (IoT) are introducing consumers to a new way to view displays. Smart homes and the IoT are bringing greater connectivity and intelligence to many everyday devices, ranging...
    • Jul 14, 2016

    Software unlocks the full potential of 3D scanning applications

    A big part of my job at TI is speaking to customers about their design needs related to DLP® technology and then connecting them with the right tools to get them started. As a result of meeting with so many diverse customers, I can identify key areas of technical content and support that we can focus on to make the design process easier, and hopefully...
    • Jun 30, 2016

    How Avegant is changing the entertainment experience with head-mounted displays

    When Avegant co-founder Edward Tang and his colleague first decided to make a head-mounted display, they knew the technical challenges would be substantial. “We wanted to make a sleek device and deliver a big-screen experience,” Tang said. “It had to be elegant – something that consumers would actually wear.” The resulting...
    • Jun 21, 2016

    Collaboration fuels innovation

    It’s hard to believe it has been more than a year since I published the inaugural post for this blog. Since that introductory post in April 2015 , several exciting innovations have continued to unfold, building on the amazing legacy of DLP® Products. Our team has been enabling new and creative solutions by delivering more efficient chips for...
    • Jun 10, 2016

    On the lookout for a driver’s change of view

    Automatic lane assistance. Backup camera displays. Push-button power lift gates. Traction control. The list of cool automotive features goes on and on these days. Clearly, consumers don’t need to peek under the hood to know that the current generation of vehicles are bristling with more high technology capabilities than ever before. These...
    • May 27, 2016

    Tapping the cloud for IoT sensing solutions

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is linking people, devices and cloud data storage services at an unprecedented rate. By 2020, some analysts estimate 50 billion digital devices will be connected to the Internet. Customers are leveraging DLP® Products to create new, unique capabilities in remote sensing, including spectroscopy, 3D machine vision and...
    • May 19, 2016

    Here’s what’s coming soon to a digital cinema near you

    When it comes to innovations for the big screen, few people have a better picture of what’s next in cinema technology than our very own Dave Duncan. As the manager for our DLP® Enterprise and DLP Cinema® business , Dave has one foot in the world of Hollywood and another firmly planted in the science and engineering of our unique chip technology...
    • May 13, 2016

    There’s more than meets the eye when designing for industrial projection

    Many video projectors, like those used in a movie theater, classroom or your business’s meeting room, are designed for the human eye. However, not all projectors are meant for human consumption. Many industrial application areas, such as 3D machine vision and dynamic projection mapping, require an industrial projector with higher frame rate and...