Issue: Jan 2018


TI revolutionizes automotive headlight systems with new high-resolution DLPR technology



by James Hilton

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) unveiled state-of-the-art DLP® technology for high-resolution headlight systems at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The new DLP chipset is the only offering on the market that combines full programmability and the highest resolution --more than one million addressable pixels per headlight -- exceeding the resolution of existing adaptive driving beam (ADB) technologies by more than 10,000 times. For more information about DLP Products for high-resolution headlight systems, see www.ti.com/DLPheadlight-pr.

 

Automakers and Tier-1 suppliers can use this new programmable ADB solution to design headlight systems that maximize brightness for drivers on the road while minimizing the glare to oncoming traffic or reflections from retroreflective traffic signs. This new DLP technology works with any light source, including LED and laser illumination, and gives engineers a way to more precisely control light distribution on the road with customizable beam patterns.

 

The flexibility of DLP technology enables automakers and Tier-1 suppliers to create headlight systems that pair with programmable software and smaller optics to increase performance without sacrificing style. System engineers also have the capability to partially or fully dim individual pixels using this solution, paving the way for the creation of headlight systems that allow drivers to keep their high beams on while operating their vehicle in all conditions without impacting other drivers.

 

DLP technology for high-resolution headlight systems also enables automakers and Tier-1 suppliers to transform headlight systems into a new communication channel by projecting relevant information on the road. On-road light projection can enhance communication between drivers, pedestrians and other vehicles and provide customers with a way to address future communication requirements needed for autonomous and self-driving vehicle systems.

 

Availability

Lead customers are now sampling and designing with the DLP5531-Q1chipset for high-resolution headlight systems. The DLP5531-Q1chipset will be more broadly available in 2H of 2018.

 

Learn more about DLP technology for automotive solutions

 

*            See how DLP technology <http://www.ti.com/DLPheadlight-pr>  can be used for automotive head-up displays

*            Discover TI's innovative analog and embedded processing portfolio that customers can use to design differentiated body electronics and lighting systems <http://www.ti.com/applications/automotive/body-lighting/overview.html?HQS=dlp-aud-null-dlpheadlight-pr-lp-autosysbellp-wwe>  for any type of vehicle

 

About Texas Instruments DLP Products

Since 1996, award-winning TI DLP technology has powered the world's top display devices to deliver high-resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including industrial, automotive, medical and consumer market segments. DLP technology is being used in movie theatres (DLP Cinema® products) and large-scale, professional venues and conference rooms, classrooms and home theaters. With mobile devices enabled by DLP Pico technology, users have the ability to display images from the palm of their hand. Every DLP chipset features an array of microscopic mirrors that switch on and off up to 10,000 times per second. To learn more, please visit www.ti.com/dlp <http://www.ti.com/dlp>  or follow TI DLP technology on Twitter at @TI_DLP <https://twitter.com/ti_dlp> .

 

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping approximately 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com <http://www.ti.com/> .



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