Today at IFA 2013, Texas Instruments DLP Products brought out a new version of its tiny Pico projector chipset that boasts “100% higher brightness on a frame-by-frame basis while consuming 50% less power.” It also doubles the resolution as compared to the previous version.
Samsung’s Galaxy Beam is probably the most well-known device taking advantage of this chipset, and we’ve heard that TI’s better version can be making its way to the Galaxy Beam 2 in the coming months.
Here’s the full press release from TI DLP Products:
Texas Instruments DLP® Debuts New DLP Pico™ Chipset Optimized for Ultra-Compact Mobile and Wearable Devices
New Architecture Delivers Greater Brightness and Higher Resolution
BERLIN – September 05, 2013: Today at IFA 2013, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP® Products unveiled its newest DLP Pico™ chipset, the 0.2” TRP, which brings unparalleled brightness through greater optical/power efficiency, and higher resolution to next-generation smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and wearable devices, such as near-eye displays.
The 0.2” TRP chipset, the latest in the DLP Pico family, is the first to incorporate the Tilt & Roll Pixel (TRP) architecture announced at CES 2013, as well as the adaptive IntelliBrightTM suite of algorithms demonstrated at Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
With the ability to produce up to 100 percent higher brightness on a frame-by-frame basis while consuming up to 50 percent less power, the new 0.2” TRP chipset also features twice the resolution of its predecessor. The result is bright, detailed images with a life-like quality, making DLP Pico the ultimate means of sharing life’s experiences, anytime and anywhere.
“We believe that through the creativity and passion of our customers, the 0.2” TRP chipset will set a completely new benchmark for big picture experiences from mobile devices,” said Frank Moizio, business unit manager of DLP Pico. “We expect their pioneering products to create the most compelling and unique displays, transforming the value of mobile experiences.”
Beyond traditional mobile electronics, DLP Pico is finding applications in emerging technologies like the growing wearables market. As with many wearable devices, the design of near-eye displays presents a unique design challenge, requiring a critical balance of both style and performance. In this arena, DLP Pico excels, as described by Paul Travers, CEO of Vuzix:
“Given the aggressive power and brightness needs of our see-through near-eye display products, the new DLP Pico chipset is a perfect fit,” said Travers. “The combination of unmatched power savings and high contrast lets us deliver consumers longer battery life while creating a brighter, more vibrant image than we would be able to achieve with any other technology.”
World class brands and manufacturers are actively designing products with the new DLP Pico chip. If you too are interested in adding DLP Pico technology to your product, please visit http://www.dlp.com/2trp-pico-chip-press/en to obtain a development evaluation module. To learn more about DLP Pico during IFA 2013, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with a DLP representative.
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About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Since 1996, Texas Instruments’ award-winning DLP technology has powered the world’s top display devices to deliver higher resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including intelligent display technology. With DLP’s intelligent display capability, users can interact with content in a diverse range of applications, such as automotive, medical and interactive projection. DLP’s technology spans movie theaters (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico™-enabled mobile devices, the ability to display images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 8 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra-high speeds. With this speed advantage, DLP enables applications unheard of by competing display technologies. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP.
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