Cristaldi, David J.R., Pennisi, Salvatore, Pulvirenti, Francesco
2009, XVIII, 295 p.
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The only text on the subject expressly written by and for electronic engineers
The only text to cover all aspects of display driver circuits
Presents up-to-date material while it is still in a period of development
Offers comprehensive exposure of the technology, architectures and design techniques
Liquid Crystal Display Drivers deals with Liquid Crystal Displays from the electronic engineering point of view and is the first expressively focused on their driving circuits. After introducing the physical-chemical properties of the LC substances, their evolution and application to LCDs, the book converges to the examination and in-depth explanation of those reliable techniques, architectures, and design solutions amenable to efficiently design drivers for passive-matrix and active-matrix LCDs, both for small size and large size panels. Practical approaches regularly adopted for mass production but also emerging ones are discussed. The topics treated have in many cases general validity and found application also in alternative display technologies (OLEDs, Electrophoretic Displays, etc.).
Liquid Crystal Display Drivers is not only a reference for engineers and system integrators, but it is written also for scientific researchers, educators and students. It is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students attending display systems courses, and it may prove attractive even for a non-expert in the field, as it is reasonably simply written and reach of illustrations and many interesting details (the men and the ideas behind the things they produced were also put in evidence).
FOREWORD. PREFACE. 1. LIQUID CRYSTALS. 1.1 Early History. 1.2 Classification. 1.3 Physical Characteristics. 1.4 Concluding Remarks. 1.5 References. 2. LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAYS. 2.1 Towards the First LCD. 2.2 The Twisted Nematic Mode. 2.3 New High-Performance LC Materials. 2.4 Further Developments. 2.5 Concluding Remarks. 2.6 References. 3. PASSIVE LCDs AND THEIR ADDRESSING TECHNIQUES. 3.1 Seven-Segment Displays and Direct Addressing. 3.2 Addressing of Passive-Matrix LCDs. 3.3 Limitations of Passive-Matrix Addressing. 3.4 Displaying Gray Levels. 3.5 Concluding Remarks. 3.6 References. 4. DRIVERS FOR PASSIVE-MATRIX LCDs. 4.1 Driver Architecture. 4.2 Host Interface. 4.3 Power Manager. 4.4 Driver Manager. 4.5 Image Processing. 4.6 Output Driver. 4.7 Silicon Processes for Display Drivers. 4.8 Packaging and Assembling Techniques. 4.9 Concluding Remarks. 4.10 References. 5. ACTIVE MATRIX LCDs AND THEIR ADDRESSING TECHNIQUES. 5.1 Thin Film Transistors. 5.2 Structure of an AMLCD Panel. 5.3 General Considerations. 5.4 Crosstalk Reduction and Polarity Inversion Techniques. 5.5 Kickback Compensation Methods. 5.6 Concluding Remarks. 5.7 References. 6. DRIVERS FOR ACTIVE-MATRIX LCDs. 6.1 AMLCD Driver Architectures. 6.2 Video Interfaces. 6.3 Source Drivers. 6.4 Gate Drivers. 6.5 References. 7. CHARGE PUMPS FOR LCD DRIVERS. 7.1 Analysis of the Charge Pump with a Pure Capacitive Load. 7.2 Optimized Design of the Charge Pump with a Pure Capacitive Load. 7.3 Analysis of the Charge Pump with a Current Load. 7.4 Optimized Design of the Charge Pump with a Current Load. 7.5 Voltages in a CP with a Current Load. 7.6 Charge Pump Topologies. 7.7 Concluding Remarks. 7.8 References. Appendix A – FLAT PANEL DISPLAYS. Appendix B – DISPLAY SPECIFICATIONS. Appendix C – MATRICES FOR MLA. Appendix D – COLOR PERCEPTION AND DESCRIPTION.ABOUT THE AUTHORS. INDEX.