Texas Instruments has announced new DLP Pico controllers that deliver advanced light control capabilities in smaller form factors for mass-market 3D scanners and 3D printers. DLPC347x controllers offer the micron-to-sub-millimeter resolution typically found in high performance, industrial-grade applications in a smaller form factor for desktop 3D printers and portable 3D scanners.
Developers can pair the new DLPC3470, DLPC3478 or DLPC3479 controller with one of four existing DLP Pico Digital Micromirror Devices (DMDs) to design a variety of battery-powered and handheld designs. The high resolution and fast switching speed of the DMDs and new controllers enable 3D printing speeds five times faster than existing technologies.
With precision pattern control in a smaller form factor, developers can capture the fine details of an object with micron-level accuracy, which benefits applications like dental scanning, 3D modeling and 3D vision for robotics.
Key features and benefits of DLPC347x controllers