Texas Instruments has announced a new technology that will be integrated into all sorts of projectors promising to boost image brightness and contrast. The new technology is called DLP IntelliBright and promises to not only boost brightness and contrast for projected images, but to reduce power consumption while. Texas Instruments says that the new technology will enhance all classes of its new DLP Pico products.
DLP Pico product classes include mobile phones, tablets, digital video players, mobile accessories, and near-eye displays. Reduced power consumption is hugely important for mobile devices. The IntelliBright algorithms allow the technology to intelligently analyze image content in real-time and create broader, higher contrast images without raising the net power consumption for the device. Better image quality is promised in bright light conditions including longer battery life.
The technology will allow manufacturers to tailor the product performance in specific needs of their customers and devices. IntelliBright uses two different patent pending algorithms to achieve its low-power and high image quality goals. One of the algorithms is called Content-Adaptive Illumination Control and the other is Local Area Brightness Boost. Both of these algorithms operate autonomously and can be tuned independently by the manufacturer.
The Content-Adaptive Illumination Control algorithm automatically adjusts red, green, and blue illumination strength on a frame-by-frame basis and can be configured to maintain a constant image brightness resulting in less power consumption. It can also be configured to maintain constant illumination power, boosting image brightness. The Local Area Brightness Boost also operates on a frame-by-frame basis and identifies dark areas in bright areas within a frame in the and adds in a programmable amount of gain to the dark areas for more viewable image. The technology also supports an optional integrated ambient light sensor allowing the picture to be tuned even more for ideal viewability and power savings.