Category: Texas Instruments
BenQ 4K Projectors at ISE 2020, LK953ST 5000 lumen 0.8-0.88x, InstaShow WDC20C, for Education, proAV
BenQ has nr1 market share worldwide (in Q2 2019) for 4K Projectors with a 29.77% Market Share thanks to BenQ’s CinematicColor technology, at ISE 2020, BenQ shows products for education, corporate, proAV and retail sectors, BenQ DuoBoard new platform-agnostic Interactive Flat Panel (IFP) is the first display technology to support two different operating systems to function on the same screen simultaneously. BenQ CS-series personalised workspace enhances collaboration BenQ InstaShow WDC20C with a USB-C compatibility to collaborate via a one-click button or the BenQ InstaShare app. World’s first Pantone colour validated digital signage display. BenQ launches the BH3801D, a double sided 38’’ stretch display, as well as the BH2401T, a 24” stretch display with touch.
Filmed at ISE 2020, watch all my ISE 2020 videos in this playlist here
ISE 2020 video coverage sponsored by Geniatech, leading set-top-box, custom digital signage, Arm chipset R&D supplier, watch all my videos filmed with Geniatech here
Vuzix M4000 is the company’s new flagship product in its corporate M series uses Qualcomm’s 2.52Ghz Octa-core Snapdragon XR1, the same processor used in its direct predecessor the M400 and in the Google Glass 2, 6GB LPDDR4 System RAM, 64GB internal flash memory. They use their self-developed fully transparent waveguide display which has a larger field-of-view to bring vast advantages in work areas such as remote maintenance.
TI DLP 0.23” World’s Smallest 1080p Projector, $899 4K, $1499 Short-throw 4K, Touch, $999 3D Printer
The DLP230NP digital micromirror device (DMD) is a digitally controlled micro-opto-electromechanical system (MOEMS) spatial light modulator (SLM). When coupled to an appropriate optical system, the DMD displays a crisp and high quality 1080p image or video. The chipset comprises this DMD and the DLPC3436 controller. The DLPA2000, DLPA2005, and DLPA3000 PMIC/LED drivers also support this chipset. The compact physical size of the device applies to portable equipment where high image quality, small form factor, and low power are important.
Ultra Compact 0.23-Inch (5.95-mm) Diagonal Micromirror Array
Displays 1920 × 1080 Pixels On the Screen
5.4 µm Micromirror Pitch
17° Micromirror Tilt (Relative to Flat Surface)
Side Illumination for Optimal Efficiency and Optical Engine Size
Polarization Independent Aluminum Micromirror Surface
8-Bit SubLVDS Input Data Bus
Dedicated DLPC3436 Controller for Display Applications
Dedicated DLPA2000, DLPA2005, or DLPA3000 PMIC/LED Driver for Reliable Operation
Texas Instruments presents their latest DLP470TP projector chipset that enables cheaper and more compact 4K Projectors, using LED and Laser light sources, this enables 4K Pico Projectors, 4K Portable Projectors like the Optoma UHL55 which I filmed here more affordable Ultra Short Throw 4K projectors are possible too like the ones from Jmgo which I filmed here Most Cinema projectors use DLP, and Texas Instruments here have even further reduced the size, power consumption and price of their 4K Projector solution, their DLP660TE enables projectors up to 5000 lumens, DLP470TE for projectors needing over 1500 lumens while the new DLP470TP goes in projectors that use below 1500 lumens, thus making portable pico 4K Projectors now possible. In this video, TI also shows some of the newest on-table smart interactive projectors such as the Puppy Cube and the Bosch projector PAI, then also TI shows the new concept of the Smart Speaker Short Throw Pico Projector such as the Humax Vision, a new segment to be integrated with Alexa or Google Assistant and projecting onto a nearby wall all the smart speaker information displayed. In this video TI also shows the personal assistant looking like a holographic 3D image floating in space.
Optoma UHL55 ($1599 at Amazon.com) is world’s first portable “pico class” 4K DLP Projector (on TI’s new 0.47″ DLP470TP chip) with 1500lumen brightness from a 30,000 hour RGBB LED light source, four HDR10 picture modes, the most compact 4K projector, yet it includes a powerful speaker for portable all-in-one use. Optoma UHL55 runs Android with a built-in 4K HDR media player with USB media playback, supports Alexa and Google Assistant for voice commands, Stereo audio through two 8-watt speakers with Dolby Digital decoding and Bluetooth audio input and output, Protective sliding lens cover, Auto focus and auto keystone for easy place and play without needing to calibrate it before each use.
Optoma unveils their 4K UST Laser 3000 ANSI Lumen, 2M:1 contrast ratio projector. With a 0.25:1 ultra short throw ratio, it support HDR, HLG, Android OS, Alexa, Google Voice, it projects at up to 120″ also features Nuforce audio sound bar integrated. Nuforce was acquired by Optoma to provide this type of high quality sound bar style audio to their short throw projectors like this one.
Android Treble implemented on TI Beagle-X15 development board which is ARM Cortex-A15, making the upgrade process easier. So there is no need to communicate with the vendor to upgrade a device.
UC San Diego Professor Thomas Bewley discusses his Segway-like educational robotics kit, eduMIP, based on the BeagleBone Blue at Linaro Connect Vancouver 2018. This inexpensive kit (available online, for $128, at Renaissance Robotics https://www.renaissancerobotics.com/eduMIP.html) is used in his Embedded Control & Robotics course at UCSD, which Prof Bewley is currently working on taking online as a MOOC. It is also beginning to be used by a community of researchers and educators at other universities around the world. In this video, Prof Bewley also introduces his early efforts in developing new (and, significantly higher-power) motor-control daughterboards in the 96boards and Raspberry Pi formats. He also discusses eduMIP v.2 and some other advanced prototypes in his lab, as well as the Robot Control (RC) software library that drives this hardware, and will ultimately enable easy porting of control codes across the BeagleBone, Raspberry Pi, and 96boards linux-based product lines, in addition to deployment onto very-low-cost custom targets based on Cortex M based processors running an RTOS. His ultimate goal with this ambitious effort is to facilitate a much more seamless pathway from lab prototype to commercial product.
Peter Griffin and his colleagues of the Linaro Home Group demonstrate some of their latest advancements with AOSP TV such as their OP-TEE DRM integrations, Playready, Widevine, ClearKey on HiKey, TI X15, iMX8M, Poplar using AOSP and Linux, Chromium and WPE. DRM Secure Data Path on i.MX8M.
Optoma shows their next generation 4K DLP Laser Ultra Short Throw Projector Prototype, at 8-inches distance it generates over 100″ diagonal sized 4K image on the wall, 2300lumen, 2.000.000:1 contrast ratio, 0.25 throw ratio, HDR compatible. 25-thousand hours life due Laser solid state. It’s using the first generation 0.67″ 4K TI DLP chipset. They plan to release it around the end of Q2 2018 priced around $4000-6000.
World leader in 4K projectors, Optoma presents their lower cost UHD50 to make 4K Projection more accessible to the mass market. This one features 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, HDR10, 50% vertical lens shift, 1.3 zoom. 2400lumen while the UHD60 is 3000lumen, RGBRGB color wheel, 2 inches smaller, 2 pounds lighter. For $200 more, they are also shipping the UHD51A with the same features as the UHD50 but it also comes with Amazon Alexa support, an Ethernet port, it runs Optoma’s implementation of Android (not for installing apps, possibly for Google Assistant support also), USB Host port.
Cerevo is a company that was founded in 2008 that specializes in niche IOT products. Cerevo adds shoes to the virtual reality experience. The Shoes enable easier movement with VR applications. The shoes also enable a more tactile experience and can send sensations to your feet. The VR shoes should range from $800-$1200. The Cerevo Tipron projector is a Robot with a built in projector that moves around on wheals. The Projector robot costs $2299 and offers a display size of up to 80″ with 1280×720 resolution. The lumigent is a robotic voice activated desk lamp. Lumigent technology is integrated into other devices such as cameras, bicycles and other IOT applications.
This development board runs the TI CC3220 is for IoT applications featuring an ARM Cortex-M4 with an associated network processor that runs the whole Wi-Fi, TCP/IP and TLS stack so the main chipset doesn’t have to do any of the networking or security freeing up the whole ARM Cortex-M4 for the IoT application use. At Linaro Connect San Francisco 2017 they are showing it running TI RTOS and Zephyr. This board also features the LiPo battery connector. Adding also IPv6 support and TLS suite, an ARM Cortex-M4 with 1MB Flash, 256KB RAM running at 80Mhz. It’s very low power it can run for years off 2 AAA battery cells with the right duty cycle.
BenQ presents their €4999 W11000 DLP 4K UHD home cinema projector, with THX HD Display Certification, cinematic image quality with absolute Rec. 709 color accuracy, 50,000:1 dynamic contrast, rivaling the picture quality of a commercial digital cinema. Producing 8.3 million distinct pixels for dazzling clarity without artifacts from panel misalignment, H/V Lens Shift & Big Zoom Lens for Installation Flexibility.
Acer presents their new 4K DLP projectors at 2499€ and 2999€ (MSRP, price may vary by location). Bringing 4K projectors closer to being affordable by a larger market. Here we try to look at the 4K quality. Acer V7850 (2999€ MSRP) has 2200 lumen suitable for Home Cinema use with a RGBRGB color wheel for HDR and Rec709 and Rec2020 color accuracy while the H7850 (2499€ MSRP) is brighter at 3000 lumens using a normal RGBYCMW color wheel achieves HDR Rec2020 compatibility. Both have AccuMotion Frame interpolation for smooth sequences when there is fast movement. Both have 1 million to 1 contrast ratio. This is a nice first step by Acer to bring 4K Projectors into the mass market, I hope that by next year there might be some even more compact sub-$1000 4K DLP projectors on the market. It is awesome to be able to see the 4K quality with HDR on a huge 100-150 diagonal inch display on the wall at home.
Aiptek Pico Projectors: i70 (smallest), AN100 (smart), i120 (HDMI input), iBeamBlock (x86 stackable)
Aiptek demonstrates how they are the world leader in TI DLP pico projectors offering a whole range of innovative portable, pocket and pico projectors including the following for their latest range of pico projectors: i70 world’s smallest bright mirroring projector, AN100 an affordable compact 100lumen Android Smart projector, i120 with dual HDMI (input and output), iBeamBlock with pogopins for x86 computer module, tablet touch module, powerback and the 400lumen 720p TI DLP TRP pixel projector. P800 Boombox projector with 360 degree boombox speaker 8 Speakers (40 Watt), 5″ touchscreen Smart Android projector with 4 hour battery at 800lumen 1280×800 for an all-in-one outdoor cinema device running on the Samsung Exynos 5260 Hexacore dual ARM Cortex-A15 and quad ARM Cortex-A7 with Mali-T624 GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB Flash and MicroSD card slot. AN500VT is world’s first mobile interactive projector with an ir camera to be used with an IR stick to be able to interact with the projector directly on the wall. Aiptek i400 projects 720p with short-throw 400lumen, wireless and USB projection using their USB based codec for easy display mirroring from Windows/Mac computer or from iOS/Android. Aiptek is looking forward when it might be possible for them to also make 1080p and soon after 4K Projectors once the TI DLP 4K solution can be made to fit into a compact size which should be by late 2018. Aiptek iBeamBlock will have a 500lumen 1080p 0.33″ TI DLP module to come. Also driving the LED light from OSRAM, also looking into using up to 2000lumen laser source. Aiptek has been making and shipping the largest amount of TI DLP Pico projectors since 2008 you can watch a whole range of Aiptek videos that I have filmed since 2008 here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Charbax/search?query=Aiptek