TI has released its first automotive-qualified DLP chipset for HUD applications, enabling HUDs with a field-of-view up to 12°. Existing HUDs are limited to a 4° – 6° FoV, according to IHS’s Mark Boyadjis. The effect of a wider FoV is to make the image appear larger. IHS has predicted that the HUD market will reach 2.5 million units this year and 11 million by 2020/2021.
The new DLP HUD can use an LED or laser light source. It is a windscreen-type unit – the image is projected onto the windscreen in front of the driver.