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    • 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...
    • Apr 20, 2017

    Laser focus on the future of TV

    One thing that never seems to change is that technology continues to evolve. There is always the next big thing. When I think about traditional TVs, I wonder, what’s next? Everyone wants a big screen TV but when do they become so big that they are not manageable and too hard to move? The answer to both of these questions very well could be Laser...
    • Mar 23, 2017

    Emerging industrial innovations using DMDs

    I had the privilege of representing Texas Instruments and chairing a conference titled “Emerging DMD-Based Systems and Applications” at SPIE Photonics West this year. Photonics West is a huge conference with over 20,000 attendees, 4,800 papers presented, 1,300 company exhibitions and three conference groupings (BIOS, LASE, and OPTO). I continue...
    • Feb 2, 2017

    Improve printed circuit board (PCB) quality with 3D inspection

    In my two decades with DLP Products , I’ve seen a wide variety of applications benefit from the use of DLP technology. The migration from 2D Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) to 3D AOI for printed circuit board manufacturing and inspection is no exception. The continuing miniaturization of consumer electronics offers new opportunities to improve...
    • Jan 5, 2017

    Driving the future of head-up display (HUD) with augmented reality (AR)

    Navigating the future of head-up displays (HUD) for vehicles may sound like a lot of acronyms and buzzwords, but this display technology has huge potential for adoption in the coming years. IHS Automotive predicts worldwide sales of HUD-equipped vehicles to grow from 1.2 million in 2012 to 9.1 million by 2020 – and that’s not taking into...