TI’s new DLP® Pico™ Controllers Delivers Light Control Capabilities for Desktop 3D Printer and Scanner


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TI’s new DLP® Pico™ Controllers Delivers Light Control Capabilities for Desktop 3D printer and Scanner

Texas Instruments (TI) launches two new DLP® technology-based Pico™ controllers that offer micron-to-sub-millimeter industrial accuracy, high performance, and flexibility for 3D printer and scanner. DLPC347x is five times faster than the existing technologies. For designing variety of battery-powered and handheld design developers can also couple the new DLPC3470, DLPC3478 or DLPC3479 controller with the existing four DLP Pico digital micomirror devices (DMDs). DLPC347x has a wide range of application such as Dental scanning, 3D-modelling, and 3D vision for robotics.


Key features and benefits of DLPC347x controllers

  • Bringing DLP Pico display technology to new applications: Industry-leading pico display expertise now includes high-speed, high-resolution precision light control previously only found in the industrial-grade DLP4500 to DLP9000 chipsets. The combination of these capabilities allows optical module manufacturers and developers to create smaller 3D printing and 3D scanning designs with higher precision.
  • Size versatility: By pairing one of the new controllers with a DLP2010 (480p), DLP2010NIR (480p), DLP3010 (720p) or DLP4710 (1080p) DMD, which range in diagonal size from 0.2 to 0.47 inches, developers can create customized solutions by combining the controllers and DMDs that best fit their applications. This capability allows for easy integration into a variety of low-power 3D scanners and 3D printers.
  • Optimized precision, speed and wavelength: Micron-level accuracy captures the fine details of a 3D-printed object and enables smooth, high-quality 3D-printed objects with pattern and pixel control across 405-nm ultraviolet (UV), visible and near-infrared (NIR) light up to 2,500 nm.
  • Enables faster time to market: TI collaborates with an extensive ecosystem of optical engine manufacturers to give developers a path to production-ready optical engines, which can reduce design time and get products to market faster.


Preproduction samples of the DLPC3470, DLPC3478 and DLPC3479 controllers are available for request on TI.com. Production samples of the DLPC3470 and DLPC3478 controllers will be available in 3Q 2018, and the DLPC3479 controller will be available in 1Q 2019. For more information about DLPC347x controllers, visit www.ti.com/DLPC347x-pr.

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