The DLP4000 is a development board containing a DMD (digital mirror device). It was produced by Texas Instruments ~2009-2010 and was quickly succeeded by the DLP4100. If you happen to have one of these and want to use it (we are in that situation), the following notes may be useful:
- The DLP4000 only has 32-bit drivers. It may be possible to run the board under 32-bit Windows 7, however, the easiest way seems to be to use Windows XP Mode (remember to install a 32-bit version of Micro-Manager).
- Install the driver for the DLP4000 (ours is called 2510196_Discovery_4000_Explorer_V1.0_Setup) within Windows XP. Attach the USB cable and connect the device to Windows XP. Ours shows up as “DLI USB FX2 Firmware 2008”.
- Copy the file “usb_main.bin” to your Micro-Manager directory (likely C:\Program Files\Micro-Manager1.4).
- Start up Micro-Manager, go through the Hardware Configuration Wizard and add the device “DMD4000”. If the wind blows in the right direction, this may succeed and your are ready to use the DMD.