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DLP chipset boosts imaging quality in mobile devices

Barcelona, Spain—DLP Technology from Texas Instruments (TI) announced production availability of a DLP Pico chipset, which includes an imaging chip and a processor to enable a new class of handheld and mobile projection products.

The DLP Pico chipset is designed to deliver functions that will improve the visual display experience from handheld devices and transform their use from tiny screen viewing to big picture viewing. The DLP Pico chipset leverages the core technologies behind hallmark DLP home theater projectors and DLP Cinema, TI said.

The DLP Pico chipset will consist of the DLP Pico chip and the DLP Pico processor (DDP1500 and DDP1505). The DPP1500 is targeted at embedded applications for handheld devices, while the DDP1505 will serve the standalone handheld companion market. The DLP Pico chipset can be paired with a TI OMAP application processor for improved imaging, video and graphics processing capabilities.

The DLP Pico chipset delivers an aperture ratio of more than 92 percent, tens of thousands of pixel elements, switching speeds of less than 20 microseconds and DarkChip native contrast ratio process technology. In addition, the chipset is capable of displaying the widest color gamuts possible with the flexibility to operate with the latest in LED illumination technology, according to TI.

The chips will be available in the second half of 2008.

The DLP pico-projector prototype will be on display in the Texas Instruments booth located in Hall 8, #8A84 at the 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress.

Texas Instruments, www.ti.com

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