3D-Measurement Solutions

FlexLight LC4500

The Flexlight 4500 product family is a production-ready, full-featured implementation of the Texas Instruments LightCrafter4500 chipset, which includes the DLPC350 and 0.45″ WXGA DMD.

Need to place the DMD far away from your electronics? Want to quickly support image downloads without having to flash new image data each time? Prefer direct Ethernet support? The LC4500 offers more than TI’s standard kit.

Like the Texas Instruments LightCrafter™ 4500, Keynote Photonics LC4500 projectors and electronic kits are based on Texas Instruments’ .45” WXGA DMD (DLP4500FQD, DLP4500FQE and DLP4500NIRFQE). The LC4500 controller provides a direct interface for the popular BeagleBone Black development platform based on a AM335x ARM® Cortex A8 processor, providing users the ability to stream patterns created real time into the projector. This interface connector can also be used for custom FPGA designs and has access to the system I2C and other vital trigger and control signals from the main board.

A complete streaming pattern application and API is available for the Beaglebone Black that comes with its own graphical user interface that can support Windows, Linux or Mac.

 

A MSP430 micro-controller is integrated on the main control board, allowing customized configurations and modes of the DLP chipset. This versatile controller offers single-color or 3-color display. Common applications for these kits are 3D printing, 3D measurement, and NIR spectroscopy

 

LC4500-EKT Controller
LC4500-RGB-P5
LC4500-UV/B
Illumination Type None RGB LED 405 nm or 465 nm
Projection Method N/A 100% Offset On-Axis
Brightness / Output Power N/A up to 200 lumens 405 nm – up to 2 W
Infra-red Support Yes – DLP4500NIRFQE No No

Click below for more information on the chipset information used in the LC4500 family:

TI DLP4500 WXGA Chipset (Rev. A)

TI DLP350 DataSheet (Rev. A)

TI DLP350 Programmer’s Guide (Rev. E)

LC3000-G2-PRO

The Flexlight LC3000-G2-PRO is a production-ready, full-featured implementation of the Texas Instruments DLP3000 chipset and TI LightCrafter, which includes the DLPC300 and 0.3″ WVGA DMD.

This DLP-based platform provides fast development for end equipment requiring small form factor, lower cost, and intelligent, high-speed pattern display. It features the 0.3″ WVGA chipset (DLP3000) and provides a variety of embedded functionality such as: structured light pattern projection, intelligent lighting, wavelength selection and portable display. We have added additional features to the API and electronics such as support for tru-white mode (LC3000-PRO+ only) and firmware updates without use of an SD card.

Developers can create, store, and display high-speed pattern sequences through a USB-based application programming interface (API) using an RNDIS driver. We provide an enhanced easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI). The module also features the powerful TMS320DM365 digital media processor based on DaVinci technology from Texas Instruments.

Features

  • RGB LED light engine with up to 100L light output
  • 1.9 Throw Ratio
  • 150 mm minimum focus distance
  • Focus lock
  • High speed patterns using the native DLP3000 resolution (608 x 684)
  • Up to 4000 Hz binary pattern rate
  • Up to 120 Hz 8-bit grayscale pattern rate
  • Display images or video up to WVGA resolution (854 x 480)
  • Configurable I/O trigger for synchronizing with cameras, sensors, etc.
  • DM365 embedded processor running embedded Linux
  • MBMC support
  • 128MB NAND flash memory for pattern and sequence storage
  • USB, Mini HDMI, UART interfaces
  • USB-based API and host GUI
  • Compact size: 140mm x 65mm x 35mm

Included are several different enhancements and features to the original Lightcrafter firmware including firmware updates without needing to use an SDCard, active thermal feedback, and integrated active cooling. Other customization of firmware solutions is possible.

You can also order the DLP controller electronics in a stand-alone as the LC3000-EKT

LC3000-G2-PI

The Flexlight LC3000-G2-PI is a low-cost, production-ready solution that directly supports the Raspberry PI. We provide a full image file and application that is compatible with the TI Lightcrafter API.

The LC3000-G2-PI from Keynote Photonics is an upgraded industrial projector solution, based on the TI Lightcrafter, designed specifically for applications which benefit from a small, yet bright and rugged solid state lighting source. The LC3000-G2-PI is customized to integrate the popular Raspberry Pi for enhanced pattern sequences and system control. The Raspberry Pi can be mechanically integrated as shown or remotely placed via HDMI and a flex control cable.

The LC3000-G2-PI is software compatible with the LightCrafter API and optimized for production deployment in machine vision and other applications where structured lighting or precisely controlled illumination is a necessity.

Features

  • RGB LED light engine with up to 100L light output.
  • 1.9 Throw Ratio
  • 150 mm minimum focus distance
  • Focus Lock
  • High speed patterns using the native DLP3000 resolution (608 x 684)
  • Up to 4000 Hz binary pattern rate
  • Up to 120 Hz 8-bit grayscale pattern rate
  • Display images or video up to WVGA resolution (854 x 480)
  • Configurable I/O trigger for synchronizing with cameras, sensors, etc
  • Raspberry Pi adaptor board (Pi not included)
  • Compact size: 140mm x 65mm x 35mm