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Product Spotlight: DLi4120 Essentials Development Kits

Our DLi4120 Development Kits offer users a flexible platform to develop a proof of concept and facilitates scientific experimentation that utilizes the proven reliability of Digital Light Processing (DLP®) technology. DLi4120 Development Kits include the DLP® Discovery™ 4100 Development Kit, ALP 4.1 Basic Controller Suite, Light Animator™ GUI Software and DLi Power & Cable Kit. The Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) can be specified for operation with Visible or UV wavelengths and is available in 0.7″ XGA, 0.95″ 1080p, or 0.96″ WUXGA resolutions.

The DLi4120 Development Kits include ALP-4.1 Basic Control Suite API and Light Animator™ Software which gives users the flexibility to develop a custom application FPGA interface through LabVIEW, MATLAB, C++, .NET, Visual Basic or Visual Studio. The ALP-4.1 Basic API is used to upload, sequence, and control pattern projection and processing commands. The DLi4120 Controller Board includes an on-board USB 2.0 for transferring images and patterns from a PC to the DMD with transfer rates up to 300 XGA patterns/second and binary pattern rates up to 2,000 Hz.

The DLi4120 allows exploring the main DLP features by a convenient Graphical User Interface (GUI). The GUI is used to control pattern and image upload to the DMD and command processing. The DLi4120 also comes with a script processor for carrying out the GUI commands which integrates with the programming language of your choice.

A Directory of API Commands & Descriptions is provided to assist users with programming the DLi4120. The DLi4120 offers easily integrated tools for programming operations from a PC running on Windows 10, 7, XP, or Vista 32/64-bit.

The Light Animator™ software gives users a way to create, manage and manipulate their library of image sequences.  Images and image sequences can be imported, created and edited with simple drag and drop sequences. These software packages help users skip straight to the innovation phase of their project.

The DLi4120 supports a wide variety of emerging applications including Flat Panel Monitors, Wafer Dicing, Lithography, Computer-to-Plate and 3D Printing. Click here to read the full spec sheet.


  • DLP® Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) Options
    • DLP7000 .7” XGA 2xLVDS Type-A DMD (VIS / UV)
    • DLP9500 .95” 1080p 2xLVDS Type-A DMD (VIS / UV)
  • DLP® Chipset
    • DLPC410 Digital Controller
    • DLPR410 Digital Controller
  • Resolution Options
    • XGA (1024 x 768)
    • 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Pattern Rates
    • 1-bit – 2,000 Hz (XGA)
    • 1-bit – 100 Hz (1080p)
    • 8-bit – NA
    • Video – NA
  • USB 2.0
  • Compatible with all Windows platforms
  • Interface with LabVIEW, MATLAB, C++, .NET, VisualBasic available for user development


  • DLi4120 Essentials Development Kit
    • D4100 Controller Board
    • DLP Chipset
      • DLP7000 / DLP9500
      • DLPC410
    • DMD Board
    • DMD Hardware
    • Flex Cable(s)
  • ALP 4.1 Basic Controller Suite
  • Light Animator™ GUI Software
  • Power Supply / Benchtop Power Cable

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About DLI

Digital Light Innovations (DLi) is regarded as the world leader in DLP® light exploration. We are a full service design and manufacturing company with extensive experience in creating unique DLP-based solutions for a broad range of applications. We are not only experts in DLP interface and electronic controller board design, but specialize in custom optics as well as prototype design and development.

Notably, DLi was the first to receive the DLP Authorized Design House designation from Texas Instruments (TI), and has partnered with TI to design and manufacture the electronic controller boards, firmware and software for the Explorer API and Control Software utilized by the best-selling DLP Discovery™ Development Kits and LightCrafter™ 6500/9000 EVMs.