Project Description

Amplitude Research Kit (ARK) – JD7715

The Amplitude Research Kit is plug-and-play Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) hardware based on JDC’s 0.55″ LCoS panel. It is intended for amplitude/monochrome applications.

Figure 1. ARK SLM hardware

Main Features

  • Linear optical power modulation with 256 gray levels
  • 8-bit monochrome
  • HDMI 1.4 input
  • LCoS SLM panel and driver in a single compact package
  • Rich selections of panels and preconfigured for various application requirements
  • Two mounting points aligned to optical center
  • Plug-and-play


  • 3D AOI
  • 3D metrology
  • 3D printing
  • 3D scanning
  • Maskless lithography
  • Microscopy
  • Structured illumination microscopy
SRK Amplitude ProductsJD7715VV3R2
Embedded Reflective LCoS Microdisplay PanelJD4704VV13
Resolution4096 x 2400
Active Area Diagonal0.70″
Active Area15.3 mm x 8.98 mm
Pixel Pitch3.74 μm
Fill Factor (Aperture Ratio)≥ 90%
Waveband430~750 nm
Contrast Ratio (CR) @UHP Green (F/2.8 with QWP)1000:1
Response Time< 12 ms
Input Gray Levels256 (8-bit)
Input frame rate30 Hz
Input Signal I/FHDMI 1.4
Output frame rate120 Hz
Power SupplyAC INPUT: 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz / DC OUT: 12 V/2 A
Case Dimension118 mm X 70 mm X 20 mm
Mounting PointsM6 or 1/4”-20

Vsync Output

Square wave pulses: VL = 0.0 V, VH = 3.6 V, and pulse width = 0.2 ms. Rising edge triggers the start of frame and the framerate is 30 Hz.

Standard Deliverables

1Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) Hardware
2USB Drive loaded with Software & Documents
3DC 12 V/2 A Power Adapter
4HDMI Cable
5Mini USB to USB Cable
6MCX to BNC Cable for HDMI Vsync Output
74-pin Cable for R/G/B Vsync Output
8Product Packaging Carton

Outline Dimensions

Calibration Module

The TCS3414 optional module, in conjunction with JDC’s Amplitude ToolBox, allows users to perform optical engine specific calibrations and gamma correction settings.