TI introduces a 720p Pico projector chipset for mobile and portable devices

TI introduces a 720p Pico projector chipset for mobile and portable devices

Texas Instruments is still in the game,and its latest invention is a Pico projector for mobile and portabledevices that's capable of projecting 720p images and video. The 0.3″HD TRP DLP® Pico™ chipset boasts 100% higher brightness whileusing 50% less power compared to TI's previous achievement.

The chip is based on the DLP Cinematechnology that's popular in theaters. It also features TI'sproprietary Tilt & Roll Pixel (TRP) architecture and adaptiveIntelliBright algorithms to increase brightness or consume lesspower. Additionally, the chipset’s fast switching speeds enable theworld's smallest true color RGB engines with 120Hz video performance.

So far, only Samsung has experimentedwith mobile projection. Its Samsung Galaxy Beam smartphone from 2012appeared a bit ahead of its time. It offered a built-in 640x360projector that took a heavy toll on its battery life, which made for an underwhelming experience.

Texas Instruments's new technologycould give such projects chance for a second, better equipped try.However, not that many manufacturers will be up to the task of makingthese niche devices desirable and, consecutively, profitable. Still,a portable Pico projector accessory that's capable of decent ouputseems like a fine option, especially for movie fans and presentators.

source: TexasInstruments via AndroidAuthority



1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

A projector is still something which can be used more than a heartrate monitor...so hope this comes on soon...and some battery breakthrough too..

2. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

i'd definitely like to have such a feature in a smartphone. 640x360 was not enough but 720p sounds great.

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I had a pico projector on my LG IQ/Expo. Back in WM 6.5 days, also had a biometric scanner. Was handy at times.

4. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

TI, y u no make more SoCs?

5. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Hopefully the HTC One Max 2 could have this inside rather than a biometric scanner.

6. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

man f that phone!!! iphone wanabee, wit speakers as a gimick. "BoomSound"???? REALLY!?!?! HTC went from havin the dopest, most cutting edge phone out, (original EVO 4G) to COPYING apples crappy unexpandable memory, unremoveable battery, n aluminum. man f all that "Boomsound" ish. worst commercial add & gimick ever. crappy speakers....still cant believe it!!! REDEEM URSELF HTC!!!!

7. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

well this actually is no gimmik at all. wtf are you sayin? they are the best sounding speakers in a smartphone and playing games/watching videos on yt is just a pleasure with them and morever the fact that they are front facing is also great because when you put your phone for example on a seat while driving your car, with a speaker on the back, you cant hear sh*t.

8. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

dude just admit all cell speakers will and DO sound like ass. until they miniturize subwoofers some way, some how (the wont), all speakers that small are gona sound like ass. jus kuz im the mayor of shlt town, doesnt make it OK to live in shlt town. thats y ive had such a hard time finding a portable speaker that DIDNT cost $300.... but even those other portable ones they sell at like $60 STILL sound better than "Boomsound." lmao, even saying it sounds gay! oh and bout the car, y dont u jus plug ur phone in the AUX port or link it up via bluetooth? or use the tape player in ur car with a CarKit (have em for like $10 n under) and then u will REALLY be able to hear some ish! u know u can plug a bluetooth reciver in to ur AUX port to give any car bluetooth, right?

9. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Atleast HTC is trying to innovate and do something different..whatever they call it. And improving sound quality isn't a gimmick...we use speaker quite often...and it definitely helps if it actually sounds a little decent and we dont have to run over to external equipments to hear anything...if you wanna see gimmick...check out any of samsung's flagship phones...since their multi window feature...all have been gimmicks....i just love and laud HTC for trying...

12. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

look, BATTERY life on cell phones sux enough, i DONT want a freaking Wana-Bee pussy-ass boom box in Addition to all the things they now cram into our devices. (shoulda used that speaker space fo more of them Ultra-Pixels... lord knows the camera in that phone needed more!!) Thats NOT inovative! adding "Stereo" speakers that are so close together u cant hear a sound stage is NOT inovation!!! if it was possible, (its not right now) thered be a tiny subwoofer-like device for bass. they should cut out one speaker, and they could use the xtra space for more battery clearance!!! look..... if u wana listen to music on the go, NOT on headphones, buy a lil portable speaker!!!! it WILL SOUND BETTER. hell......Bluetooth is NOT a big deal that u can call "oh its Soooo Much 'External Equipment!' im sooooo confused!!" on. samsungs "Gimmicks" atleast have a function, although could be a liiitttllee more pollished. but they are awesome!!! if HTC wants to be "inovative" Bring back the Fphucking kickstand!!!! (coolest "gimmick" a phone ever had). then we can talk lol

15. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Oh please...those "fuction" that samsung gimmicks have is used for a day or 2...sure its fun for a while..but after that it gets useless....for example - video pause when u look away....absolutely useless....u dont have to stare every second on a screen to watch a video....stresses the eyes too much....tried it myself..it gets irritating everytime i do anything else it stops... And if you are talking about battery being used...these stupid gimmicks use a lot of battery too... And if ur so much of a samsung fan....then wat have they done to improve the camera...cramming up more pixels is not innovation. i use samsung daily...wished i hadnt purchased it. And by externals i didnt mean only bluetooth headsets...i meant wired or unwired speakers too...thought u might have been smart enough to understand... And i wasnt just talking about listening to music on the go....say someone sends u a recording or a video on whatsapp, wechat, mms whatever...i dont wanna plug in my headset for every little thing... Even u'l have to admit..ppl use speakers more than "air gestures" kinda thing.... Sorry if i offended u...was just placing my opinion...i like htc because they try something different...

13. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014


14. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

word to my mother, son! +1 me

10. jrod78414

Posts: 102; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

reckless562 is the bozzz bet ur phone rocks. the pants off barbie

11. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

not even, i use a sprint galaxy S2 that i got from a pawn shop that listed it on craigs list for $100. it was in imaculate condition btw, with og box, books, n charger :) ive been using it for almost a year now, but i had an original EVO 4G before i got it. like 3 of them, kuz of the charging port disconnecting off the circut board problem. i probably only replaced the last one kuz this one i finally accidently dropped it screen first and cracked the glass lol. but i PLAN on getting an awesome phone!! was gona get the GS4, but then i wanted the sony Z1, n then they got the Z2 comming already... AND the GS5, so again, im waiting......... but i DO KNOW what the F im talking about

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