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CEL5500 Light Engines

DLi’s CEL5500 Compact Embeddable Light Engine is a modular, production-ready projection platform designed to provide users with a multi-functional, ready-to-use DLP® solution. The flexible, scalable architecture of the CEL5500 allows for a variety of illumination configurations to meet research, development and volume production needs. The CEL5500 Light Engines are designed for high-brightness, monochromatic applications such as 3D Printing, Microscopy, Machine Vision and Medical Imaging.

The CEL5500 utilizes the DLP5500 0.55” XGA Chipset enabling pattern rates up to 5,000 Hz binary, 500 Hz 8-bit grayscale, and 60 Hz video. Because the CEL5500 is built on the same DLP5500 Chipset as the best-selling LightCommander™ platform, also known as DLPC200 API, users can speed up development by leveraging the same custom code and projects.

The CEL5500 features onboard pattern storage and is configured with 1x input triggers/2x output syncs for synchronization with cameras and other external devices. Keeping with the modular design capabilities, the CEL5500 includes a standard 37mm threaded projection lens which provides the option to apply off-the-shelf adapters specific to users’ optics requirements.

CELconductor GUI Control Software is also included with the CEL5500. It gives users full control over the DMD without the need for programing. In addition, 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.

Due to its small portable size, users can easily embed the CEL5500 in medical devices, microscopes, lab instruments, optics tables, and production environments.

The specifications for the CEL5500 Family of Compact Embeddable Light Engines offered by DLi are listed below, while the configuration options can be accessed by selecting the links on the right of the page.

Specifications

  • DLP® Digital Micromirror Device (DMD)
    • DLP5500 .55” XGA DMD
  • DLP® Chipset
    • DLPC200 Digital Controller
  • XGA Resolution (1024 x 768)
    • XGA (1024 x 768)
  • Pattern rates
    • 1-bit – 5,000 Hz
    • 8-bit – 500 Hz
    • Video – 60 Hz
  • LED Illumination:
    • Red, Green, Blue, UV (405nm)
  • Fiber Illumination:
    • 5mm or 7mm diameter
  • 2x Output Syncs
  • 1x Input Triggers
  • Interface with LabVIEW, MATLAB, C++, .NET, Visual Basic, VisualStudio
  • USB / HDMI / SPI Interfaces

 

 

  • Includes Board & LED Power Supplies
  • 5x 1/4”- 20 tapped holes on baseplate for mounting
  • Size / Weight:
    • 7” x 3.8” x 3”
    • 0.5lbs
  • Modular Optics Design
  • Near-Telecentric Projection
  • Projection Width 160-500mm
  • Throw Distance 300-800mm
  • Throw Ratio 1.8
  • On-Axis, 0% Offset
  • Pixel Size at Image Plane 156-488 micron
  • Compatible with 37mm Lens Adapters
  • Up to 120 lumens
  • Up to 400mW (405nm)
  • CELscope Ready

Configurations

CEL5500-LED Light Engines

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The CEL5500-LED Light Engine uses a single-channel monochromatic LED (Red, Green, Blue, or UV 405nm). An LED driver board is included giving users a wide range of LED controls such as brightness and pulse-width modulation.

The CEL5500-LED includes a single LED Block, however additional LED Block Assemblies can be purchased separately giving users the option to use multiple wavelengths without the need to purchase an additional light engine. The LED Mounting Assemblies are simple drop-in-replacements that conveniently slide into the chassis on the CEL5500. This is an ideal for high brightness, monochromatic Machine Vision applications such as 3D Scanning, Optical Metrology, and Inspection.

CONTENTS

  • CEL5500 .55” XGA Light Engine
  • LED Block Assembly (R, G, B, or UV 405nm)
  • CELconductor Control Software
  • Light Animator™ GUI Software
  • DLPC200 API
  • DLi Power & Cable Kit (HDMI, USB, I/O, Power supply)

CEL5500-Fiber Light Engines

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The CEL5500-Fiber Light Engine enables users to integrate their own light source via off-the-shelf fiber light guides. The CEL5500-Fiber offers flexibility over light source options, power levels and enables users to reach maximum DMD brightness levels.

The Fiber Mounting Assembly is simple drop-in-replacements that conveniently slide into the chassis on the CEL5500.

CONTENTS

  • CEL5500 .55” XGA Light Engine
  • Fiber Block Assembly
  • CELconductor Control Software
  • Light Animator™ GUI Software
  • DLPC200 API
  • DLi Power & Cable Kit (HDMI, USB, I/O, Power supply)

CEL5500-LED w/ Fiber Assembly

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The CEL5500-LED Light Engine + Fiber Assembly gives users the best of both worlds! With the addition of the Fiber Block Assembly, users have the option to easily switch between Fiber and LED configurations without the need to purchase multiple DLP light engines.

CONTENTS

  • CEL5500 .55” XGA Light Engine
  • LED Block Assembly
  • Fiber Block Assembly
  • CELconductor Control Software
  • Light Animator™ GUI Software
  • DLPC200 API
  • DLi Power & Cable Kit (HDMI, USB, I/O, Power supply)

CELscope C-mount LED Microscope

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The CELscope is a fully assembled C-mount LED microscope customized specific to the customers’ requirements. Keeping with the modular design of the CEL5500, the projection lens is replaced with a threaded C-mount adapter which connects to standard off-the-shelf parts from third party vendors. The CELscope is ideal for a range of research applications such as fluorescence microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and optogenetics.

Because the CELscope uses a microscope objective, users can greatly reduce the resolution pixel size at the image plane. This makes the CELscope the perfect solution for applications such as nano-printing and lithography.

CONTENTS

  • CELscope C-mount LED Microscope
  • LED Block Assembly
  • CELconductor Control Software
  • Light Animator™ GUI Software
  • DLPC200 API
  • DLi Power & Cable Kit (HDMI, USB, I/O, Power supply)

*Optional Add-On: Fiber Block Assembly

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