XGA Chipset aids development of light processing applications.

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Providing control of Digital Micromirror Device, 0.55 XGA Chipset enables engineers to utilize DLP technology to create binary light patterns. Chipset supports up to 5,000 Hz binary and 500 Hz grayscale pattern rates. It can also accept input frame rates of 8 bits per RGB color at 60 Hz XGA for video imaging. With user configurable sync output and trigger input for communication to external sources, chipset is suited for machine vision, 3D scanning, and 3D optical measurement.

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DLP® Unveils New Chipset Offering Enabling Easier and Faster Development of Light Processing Applications

DLP® LightCommander(TM) and 0.55 XGA chipset combine to deliver fully functional platform for easier prototyping and faster time to market

SAN JOSE, Calif., -- Today at the Embedded Systems Conference, DLP® Technology from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) announced the 0.55 XGA chipset, a new offering designed to speed engineers' product prototyping and development of light processing applications. The chipset provides fast, easy and reliable control of the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) so engineers can more effectively harness the power of DLP technology to create binary light patterns with speed, precision and efficiency.

"As light processing applications become increasingly more sophisticated and complex, engineers are craving increased control and design flexibility," said Arun Chhabra, WW business development, DLP Embedded business. "The 0.55 XGA chipset is designed to do just this - giving engineers fast, easy and reliable control of the DMD."

The 0.55 XGA Chipset includes the following three components:

-- DLP5500 - 0.55 XGA DMD

-- DLPC200 - DLP5500 Controller

-- DLPA200 - DMD Micromirror Driver

This chipset supports up to 5000 Hz binary and 500 Hz grayscale pattern rates. There are also user configurable sync (output) and trigger (input) for communicating to external sources, making the chipset well suited for structured light applications such as machine vision, 3D scanning and 3D optical measurement. It can also accept input frame rates of eight bits per RGB color at 60 Hz XGA for video imaging. A dual 24-bit data interface in addition to USB and SPI interfaces offer design flexibility for easier and faster development of light processing applications.

DLP® LightCommander(TM) Now Available

Designed to enable a quick, out of the box experience, when paired with the 0.55 XGA chipset, the DLP LightCommander allows engineers to get their prototype development up and running in a matter of minutes instead of hours. The development kit features a fully functional platform with a versatile modular architecture to help expedite optical, electronic and system software development requiring high speed spatial light modulation.

The DLP LightCommander is designed, manufactured and supported by LOGIC (visit www.logicpd.com) and is now available with a suggested retail price of US $2499. To see the DLP LightCommander in action, visit LOGIC's booth #1438 or go to www.ti.com/DLPLightCommander for more information.

About Texas Instruments DLP Products

DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness projectors for business, home, professional venue, digital cinema (DLP Cinema®) and large screen HDTVs. Many of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. DLP is the only imaging technology with a legacy in digital cinema where it set the industry standard demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in over 14,000 screens worldwide. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 20 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit www.dlp.com.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.

DLP and DLP Cinema are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.

CONTACT: Kateri Gemperle of TI DLP Products, +1-214-727-6466, kateri@ti.com

Web Site: www.dlp.com/

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