Texas Instruments announced its 0.67-inch 4K UHD chip for home theater, business and education projection displays. The chip is based on enhanced DLP Cinema technology and combines the fast switching speed of the digital micromirror device (DMD) with advanced image processing.
The solution can be used with multiple light sources including lamps, LEDs, and laser phosphor, giving manufacturers the flexibility to create a unique solution for a variety of applications. The chip enables high resolution and high brightness solutions at a price point that allows manufacturers to expand 4K UHD projection displays to a broad audience.
The 4K UHD imager’s high performance is due to the fast switching speed of the DMD which enables each mirror to display two distinct and unique pixels on the screen during every frame, reducing blur and delivering full resolution. The chip delivers more than eight million pixels to the screen with just four million mirrors. Each mirror is capable of switching over 9000 times per second.
With a small, 0.67-inch (1.70cm) DMD that is similar in size to the DLP 0.65-inch (1.65cm) 1080p chip, customers can have access to more affordable 4K UHD solutions in settings ranging from the home theater to the boardroom to the classroom.
Further, DLP technology’s high ANSI contrast brings out the fine details in 4K UHD content to offer a stunning viewing experience. Advanced image processing delivers sharp, high quality images with crisp and clear fine lines and details.
“4K UHD comes to life when all of the details in the content are accurately displayed. By giving customers the ability to incorporate a 4K UHD display chip that’s roughly the same size as our 1080p chip, this new solution from TI DLP Products can be a game changer for the industry”, said Dave Duncan, DLP Products business manager, Texas Instruments.
“TI’s versatile 4K UHD chipset gives us the capability of developing high quality 4K UHD products for a variety of applications. With this product, more people will be able to enjoy 4K UHD projection systems,” said Robert Sterzing, president, Optoma Technology.