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    • Jun 1, 2018

    Using the DLP® LightCrafter™ Display 2000 EVM with embedded Linux host processors

    The DLP® LightCrafter™ Display 2000 evaluation module (EVM) is a robust entry-level platform that enables users to evaluate and prototype DLP technology in applications such as smart home displays, head-up displays (HUDs) and pico projection. Unlike previous DLP technology EVM offerings, the LightCrafter Display 2000 EVM is compatible with...
    • Mar 26, 2018

    Understanding the importance of color saturation and color gamut in augmented reality head-up displays

    DLP® technology is gaining popularity in automotive applications such as augmented reality (AR) head-up displays (HUDs) and one of the primary reasons is the bright, vivid colors that it can deliver. To better understand how color plays a role in AR HUDs (like the one depicted in Figure 1), I would like to introduce the concepts of color saturation...
    • Feb 13, 2018

    Understanding and managing solar loads for augmented reality head-up displays

    Augmented reality (AR) head-up displays (HUDs) are the next big thing in the automotive industry. The technology has finally advanced to the point where automakers and Tier-1 suppliers are actively developing AR windshield HUDs. True AR displays require a wide field of view (FOV) of at least 10 degrees coupled with a virtual image distance (VID)...
    • Jan 9, 2018

    What’s new in headlight tech? Quite a bit, actually

    A lot has changed in the automotive industry in the last 100 years, but headlight systems have essentially served the same purpose since their inception. This trend has begun to change with the advent of adaptive driving beam (ADB) technologies. At TI, we recognize the game-changing potential that ADB solutions could have on the future of automotive...
    • Dec 5, 2017

    Seeing more with 4K UHD display

    4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) streaming, broadcast and Blu-ray content is expanding and growing rapidly. 4K UHD content contains over 8 million pixels per data frame – more than four times full HD (1080p) content. The challenge is how to see the detail, depth and immersive realism that this content offers. We’ve become used to large...
    • Nov 14, 2017

    Three ways DLP® technology can enable augmented reality experiences

    You put on your augmented reality (AR) headset and look up at the ceiling in your living room. At first, nothing looks out of the ordinary. Then a small piece of drywall seems to fall to the floor, followed by another, larger chunk. The 3D display in the headset makes it look convincing. Suddenly, the ceiling caves in and you are squinting into the...
    • Oct 4, 2017

    Lincoln brings crisp Head-Up Displays to its Continental sedan with TI technology

    After a 15-year hiatus, Lincoln is back with the new Continental. The luxury vehicle has quite a few advanced features, including the unique new Head-Up Display (HUD) utilizing DLP® technology offered in its technology package. Originally a technology reserved for aviation, HUDs have now found their way into some mid- to premium-class automobiles...
    • Aug 2, 2017

    Plug, play and display with the most affordable TI DLP® Pico™ display EVM

    Texas Instruments has taken large steps to enable its groundbreaking DLP® projection display technology. Over five years ago, we released DLP Light Commander, which was our first effort to address developers who wanted easier access to our technology. We now support evaluation modules (EVMs) that include our DLP Pico™ display TRP product line...
    • Jul 14, 2017

    Visualize new possibilities for digital signage

    Digital signage is changing the way consumers receive information. Companies are actively looking for new techniques to engage and attract people to their products and services. However, many businesses and consumers think digital signage is limited to flat-panel displays. Flat-panel displays do have several limitations – particularly size and...
    • Jun 22, 2017

    Get the large-screen experience on the go with mobile smart TVs

    When viewing my favorite television shows, movies and sports, I subscribe to the theory that bigger is always better. The good news is that affordable large-screen TVs keep getting bigger, but consumers like me who crave that big-picture experience are often limited by wall space, room size and the eyesore of a massive TV. New display solutions called...