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    • 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...
    • May 5, 2016

    Your next home theater just might fit in your pocket

    Think about all the times and places your customers could use a big screen TV experience. But for some reason or another – aesthetics, portability, display quality – it’s not an option. Until now. What was once impossible is rapidly becoming a reality with the development of mobile smart TVs, also called screenless TVs. From...
    • Apr 28, 2016

    Designing for tomorrow, today: How advanced light control changes the game across industries

    Today, the range of applications and markets where advanced light control technology helps solve complex engineering problems is incredibly broad. This wasn’t always the case. Back in the late 1980s, the digital micromirror device (DMD) technology we invented was still in its infancy. Ideas like 4K digital movie projection or 3D industrial...
    • Apr 7, 2016

    Interactive displays are changing the retail experience

    The in-store shopping experience hasn’t really changed much over the years. Generally, you go to the mall, peruse the store aisles and maybe purchase something. Retailers, meanwhile, still primarily rely on printed signage in the hope that consumers will respond. Whether it’s shoppers or store owners, Jared Schiffman doesn’t see...
    • Mar 31, 2016

    How to optimize pico projection system brightness

    Two of the most frequently asked questions we receive from customers who are new to integrating TI DLP® Pico™ display technology are: How much brightness (measured in lumens) do I need for my application? How much brightness can be achieved, given my engineering constraints? Brightness [1] is a seemingly simple specification...
    • Mar 25, 2016

    Making our digital imaging chips is no ordinary process

    Jeff Marsh considers himself a master juggler. He’s the DLP® Product Engineering Manager who oversees every step of our DLP chip making process. “I definitely deal with many unique challenges simultaneously,” Jeff said. “But after 20 years at TI, I’ve gotten pretty good at it.” Pretty good is perhaps...
    • Mar 3, 2016

    Prodways: The future of industrial 3D printing looks bright – literally

    I recently returned from the Photonics West show in San Francisco, where my company, Prodways, displayed our industrial 3D printer alongside Texas Instruments DLP ® Products . Our product was included with demos for spectroscopy, machine vision, 3D scanning and other 3D printing applications . It was exciting to see how DLP technology is used in...
    • Feb 11, 2016

    Chocolate challenge! See how spectroscopy can give you answers.

    Roses are red, Violets are blue, We used a TI DLP® NIRscan™ Nano EVM, To pick the right chocolate for you. Love may be fleeting, but at least we’ll always have chocolates. While there’s nothing sweeter for your sweetheart than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day, choosing the option with just the right balance...
    • Jan 28, 2016

    How to quickly prototype your pico display application by selecting the right optical module

    Texas Instruments DLP ® Pico™ technology can enable a broad number of applications, ranging from head-mounted displays (HMD) to mobile smart TVs. As many hardware developers with limited knowledge in optics would like to quickly and easily integrate DLP Pico display technology in their design, TI has provided design tools available at