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    • Jun 25, 2015

    Autodesk’s Ember…the story behind the technology

    Autodesk brings its Ember 3D printer to market with help from TI DLP® technology -- you can see it below When we take Ember to a show or event, it seems to attract its fair share of attention and raise questions that we love to answer. From, “Wait, Autodesk is making hardware?” to “What is the resolution,” or "What...
    • Jun 16, 2015

    We’re hitting the road to demonstrate the gold standard for image quality

    This month we’re packing up and heading to sunny Orlando, Florida for InfoComm 2015 , the largest event for AV professionals in the world. Roadtrip! We’ll be demonstrating why TI DLP® technology continues to lead the audio-visua...
    • Jun 11, 2015

    How to rapidly develop DLP® Pico™ display applications incorporating the smallest TI DLP 1080p Full-HD chipset

    Today, we made available the TI DLP ® LightCrafter™ Display 4710 evaluation module (EVM) so developers can quickly assess the DLP Pico™ 0.47-inch TRP Full-HD 1080p display chipset . But what exactly does that mean for developers? Besides allowing rapid assessment of the smallest DLP Full-HD 1080p chipset, this EVM uses a chipset capable...
    • Jun 5, 2015

    How to develop head-mounted display applications using TI DLP® Pico™ technology

    In the growing field of wearable devices, one area that is seeing much interest is the category of head- mounted display (HMD), also known as near-eye display (NED). HMDs can be classified as one of two types depending on the intended use: Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR). Virtual Reality replaces the wearer’s view with an immersive...
    • May 22, 2015

    Smallest HD TI display chipset wins big award

    It’s our smallest and most power efficient micro-mirror array that can generate high-definition (HD) projection displays. And now, it’s also award winning. Last week, Electronic Component News (ECN) announced the winners of the 2015 ECN IMPACT Awards for groundbreaking contributions in electronic design, and the TI DLP ® Pico™...
    • May 14, 2015

    Spot the difference between these windshields

    Last month, we celebrated the big debut of our DLP3000-Q1 chipset . Consisting of a DLP 0.3-inch wide video graphics array (WVGA) digital micromirror device (DMD) and DLPC120 controller, the new chipset allows for the development of an automotive head-up display (HUD) with the industry’s widest field of view (FOV) up to 12 degrees. While we...
    • May 1, 2015

    From crops to store shelves, the future is looking bright for near-infrared spectroscopy

    While they’ve existed for 60 years, few realize the importance of near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers for measuring energy reflected from or through various materials. NIR spectrometers help an array of industries -- agriculture, forensics, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, healthcare, and many more -- determine the molecular “fingerprint”...
    • Apr 23, 2015

    INFOGRAPHIC: From brilliant idea to the Oscar®

    Today is the final day of CinemaCon 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and what a week it has been. This is the fifth year of the annual event celebrating the movie going experience, and what would that experience be like without the TI DLP Cinema ® chip invention? DLP Cinema chips are used in more than 118,000 theatres worldwide, but it has humble beginnings...
    • Apr 16, 2015

    Here’s why head-up displays are coming to a windshield near you

    Adjust the thermostat. Change the radio station. Check the speedometer and gas gauges. Glance at the kids in the back seat. Try not to spill the coffee. Grab your smartphone to see who just texted. Oh and by the way -- don’t forget to keep your hands on the steering wheel. Clearly, the daily car commute is a dizzyingly complex task many of...
    • Apr 9, 2015

    Welcome to Enlightened: The TI DLP® Blog

    When I joined Texas Instruments in 2003, TI DLP ® technology was a projector imaging technology most people associated with movie theaters. There’s a good reason for that. Today, DLP Cinema ® technology is used in more than eight out of ten digital theatres worldwide, entertaining millions of moviegoers and providing filmmakers with...