Breaking News
Design How-To

Micromirror development tool takes aim at 3-D printing

5/14/2013 10:57 AM EDT
5 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
aktion99
User Rank
Rookie
re: Micromirror development tool takes aim at 3-D printing
aktion99   5/14/2013 12:38:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Why TI not try using its digital micromorror technology to pursui the development of holographic display technology. They can make joint R&D with some university. If succeed they will be first companies to market it. How bright is their potential? Thanks.

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Blogger
re: Micromirror development tool takes aim at 3-D printing
Peter Clarke   5/14/2013 4:55:28 PM
NO RATINGS
@aktion99 I don't think the digital micromirror device, or digital light processor, has a special relevance to holographic display. Although there might be ways to use such a display to create right/left eye images in rapid succession.

przemek
User Rank
Rookie
re: Micromirror development tool takes aim at 3-D printing
przemek   5/15/2013 9:03:21 PM
NO RATINGS
It's a cool idea but for holography you'd need to modulate phase of the ligt wavefront, i.e. required spatial resolution is a fraction of the visible light wavelength. This is two orders of magnitude tighter than what micromirrors provide.

daleste
User Rank
CEO
re: Micromirror development tool takes aim at 3-D printing
daleste   5/16/2013 1:11:58 AM
NO RATINGS
This is good marketing by TI. When the market moved away from the micro-mirror for TV applications, they found a new market in 3D printing.

mrspt49
User Rank
Rookie
re: Micromirror development tool takes aim at 3-D printing
mrspt49   5/18/2013 2:49:35 AM
NO RATINGS
TI micromirror device can be used for holographic data storage application. At the moment, for some reason, directional movement on next generation disc memory to be coming after Blu-ray is inapparent.

August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.