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Loser99
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FInally, TI offers support and development kits for smaller companys
Loser99   8/26/2014 12:04:53 PM
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They should have done this back in 2005 or so with color wheel develpment/evaluation tools that don't cost 9,000 dollars.

They are finally supporting smaller customers with cheaper eval platforms. Should have done this years ago instead of concentrating on the big companies like samsung/projector companies, etc.  Maybe the smaller companies will come up with innovative products instead of failed DLP Televisions like those big companies.

They should sponser a Nascar car next.

 

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: FInally, TI offers support and development kits for smaller companys
R_Colin_Johnson   8/26/2014 1:17:05 PM
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I agree whole-heartedly--especially with the NASCAR idea. A big Texas company sponsoring a NASCAR couldn't be more right :)

Kinnar
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Will Boost the Displays Production
Kinnar   8/26/2014 3:06:43 PM
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Great demo board introduced by TI, this will enable many small companies to embed projection in their products. Also it will enable low cost projectors, provided TI will support for bulk pricing. But looking at the price they sale the demo board today it seems that the cost of end product will be high, as it is being sold at premium price of 699$ per demo board.

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Will Boost the Displays Production
R_Colin_Johnson   8/26/2014 4:12:54 PM
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The whole EVM has a lot of bells and whistles all of which most OEMs wouldn't need, but the WVGA display chipset is so small and modular that many original equipment manufacturers are expected to use it in their products.

Kinnar
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Re: Will Boost the Displays Production
Kinnar   8/27/2014 4:48:18 AM
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I had checked the EVM Module page on TI website; it actually does not have any additional stuff on the board. Everything which ever there is required in any projector application, except the USB Host interface provided the programming the board. If anyone have idea about the price range of the device, it may help in determining the acceptability of the product by small manufacturers.

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Will Boost the Displays Production
R_Colin_Johnson   8/27/2014 3:14:03 PM
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Yes, the USB is definitely one thing I was thinking of, also they told me it could accommodate 20 different light engines, depending on the app. I asked about volume pricing, but no answer yet, but they did say that most OEMs will uses the new chip set.

Kinnar
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Re: Will Boost the Displays Production
Kinnar   8/28/2014 6:27:01 AM
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That is fine but looking at the available information it seem to me that this will not be providing any further boost to the usage of projection modules in new devices, as per my opinion TI should plan to make the module available at comparable rates of LCD displays then acceptability among the instruments will be more viable.

DrQuine
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Digital Light Projector Economics
DrQuine   9/11/2014 7:23:41 PM
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As Digital Light Projectors move out to cell phones and eyeglasses as well as computer projectors - I have hope that the technology will become affordable.  I've wanted a back projection desk as a working surface for years... maybe the day is drawing near. We'll also be able to create a "computer screen" anywhere without actually carrying an LED screen.

R_Colin_Johnson
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Re: Digital Light Projector Economics
R_Colin_Johnson   9/11/2014 7:47:52 PM
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So far Samsung has two models in China that project on any surface, and Sony has a camcorder model that projects on any surface. But the idea I like best is your interactive desktop idea--that is doable today (in fact Microsoft started out with a "big" desklike surface), but of course we want a model we can afford!



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