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 Products JD7715VV3R2
Embedded Reflective LCoS Microdisplay Panel JD4704VV13
Resolution 4096 x 2400
Active Area Diagonal 0.70″
Active Area 15.3 mm x 8.98 mm
Pixel Pitch 3.74 μm
Fill Factor (Aperture Ratio) ≥ 90%
Waveband 430~750 nm
Contrast Ratio (CR) @UHP Green (F/2.8 with QWP) 1000:1
Response Time < 12 ms
Input Gray Levels 256 (8-bit)
Input frame rate 30 Hz
Input Signal I/F HDMI 1.4
Output frame rate 120 Hz
Power Supply AC INPUT: 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz / DC OUT: 12 V/2 A
Case Dimension 118 mm X 70 mm X 20 mm
Mounting Points M6 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

No. Item
1 Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) Hardware
2 USB Drive loaded with Software & Documents
3 DC 12 V/2 A Power Adapter
4 HDMI Cable
5 Mini USB to USB Cable
6 MCX to BNC Cable for HDMI Vsync Output
7 4-pin Cable for R/G/B Vsync Output
8 Product 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.