9DLP Cinema® Case Study

DLP Cinema® projection technology was developed by Texas Instruments, incorporating feedback from extensive demonstrations and testing with industry experts that began in 1997. This chapter describes how DLP Cinema® technology works and provides a case study of how the engineers at Texas Instruments adapted and extended their technology to meet the needs of the motion picture industry. DLP Cinema® projectors are now available from TI’s three licensed manufacturers, Barco, Christie and NEC.

The light modulator in DLP Cinema® projectors is a digital micro-mirror device (DMD), with today’s 2K devices having a display resolution of 2048H × 1080V. The DMD is an electro-mechanical device that contains over two million ...

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