Texas Instruments (TI) has announced its newest chipset, the DLP Pico 0.33-inch full HD. Consisting of the DLP3310 digital micromirror device (DMD) and DLPC3437 controller, TI touts this as the industry’s smallest 1080p display chip solution with the highest brightness capabilities in the 0.3-inch imager class. TI goes on the say that the DLP3310 DMD and DLPC3437 controller combine size, efficiency and performance to deliver a cutting-edge portable display solution for mobile smart TVs, battery-operated pico projectors, smart theater displays, as well as signage and industrial solutions.
Key features of the 0.33-inch full-HD chipset:
- Small form factor 1080p – The fast switching speed of the DMD enables each mirror to display two distinct and unique pixels on screen during every frame. This DLP solution delivers 1080p resolution to the screen along with the industry’s highest brightness capability for its size class
- Crisp images and video – Proven DLP technology delivers high color fidelity (up to 16M colors)
- Power efficiency – This latest DLP chipset offers efficiency to meet the growing demand of battery powered devices adding display capability
Manufacturers planning to offer an optical module utilizing DLP3310 include Shenzhen Anhua Optoelectronics Technology Co. Ltd, Coretronic Corporation, DigitalOptics Co. Ltd, Ongine Technology, Young Optics, Inc. among others.
The 0.33-inch Full-HD chipset and the associated components will be available in 2H17.
Recent findings from PMA research show that the Pico and Personal Projector market saw strong year-over-year growth in 2016 as the interest in higher-resolution mobile display products becomes more widespread among consumers.