Reference design illuminates the way to next-generation 4K UHD applications
4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) displays are moving into the mainstream as they deliver immersive detail and big displays, both great ways to convey information. A 4K UHD display solution shows the full 8 million pixels – more than four times full HD (1080p) content – delivering clear, crisp images.
Applications of 4K UHD Display
Large projection displays can be very useful for a school or a business environment, and they’re wonderfully immersive for home entertainment. Think about displaying a slide with a dense spreadsheet during a presentation. In schools, 4K UHD can help students see and read as much as possible. For home entertainment, 4K UHD has enough detail to fill large screens and help drive the ultimate entertainment experience. Advances in 4K UHD technology also enable a portable 4K experience, allowing users to take their display with them and view on-demand content.
The applications for 4K UHD projection display technology extend beyond the traditional projection display markets of business, education and home theater to new areas like digital signage, laser TV and mobile smart TV.
Digital signage offers a method to display information as it changes in real-time. Digital signage allows businesses or organizations to convey real-time information in a public setting, like in a restaurant or on a billboard. The digital signs in retail stores can communicate a change in a price for a special limited-time sale item. Or, they might respond to queries from shoppers.
Mobile Smart TV and Laser TV
The choice between mobile smart TVs and laser TVs depends on the user’s viewing habits. While both mobile smart TVs and laser TVs can support screen sizes greater than 100 inches, a mobile smart TV is a more compact system typically driven by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Portability, mobility and ease-of-use are key advantages for these products, along with the application processors that enable streaming video content. Laser TVs are illuminated by lasers; as a result, these units offer greater brightness levels up to 5,000 lumens and enable larger screen sizes. Many times, laser TVs are paired with special ambient-light rejection screens to further enhance the viewing experience.
4K UHD display reference design as bright as 5K lumens
Texas Instruments has developed a 4K UHD display reference design that leverages TI’s DLP 4K UHD technology to create large and bright digital displays. Product developers can use this technology in a variety of applications such as laser TVs, mobile smart TVs, digital signage displays, smart home displays, pico projectors, business and education projectors, and more.
With two times more pixels than competitive products, the advanced image processing and high-speed switching of DLP micromirror technology enables 8.3 Million pixels to the screen to create sharp and detailed images for any setting, according to TI. The reference design integrates a high-resolution DLP660TE digital micromirror device with a 0.66-inch micromirror array diagonal and a dedicated high-speed DLPC4422 digital controller and DLPA100 power management device. Its high-speed controller and 2-way actuator projects 8 million pixels for a detailed true 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution.
- Enterprise and Cinema Projectors
- Home Theater-in-a-box (HTiB)
- LED Signage Cabinet
- Laser TV
- Mobile Projector
- Mobile Smart TV
- PachiSlot Machine
- Pachinko Machine
Click here for the reference design.