A Multi-Mode Video Driver for a High Resolution LCoS Display

Farrell, Ronan and Jacob, Mark and Maher, Roger (2000) A Multi-Mode Video Driver for a High Resolution LCoS Display. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This paper describes the design of a display driver for Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) microdisplays. These are high resolution reflective display devices which allow up to 1280x1024 pixels on an area of 3.75cm2, and are typically refreshed at 120Hz. The required driver consists of a digital section capable of taking the common display formats such as SVGA and new formats, SXGA, and processing these to a common 120HzRGB signal, requiring an output rate of 160 mega-pixels/second. This signal is then converted to a 10 bit accurate analog current which, when amplified, controls the LCoS device. This paper will discuss the new features added in the digital domain and the challenges of third-party IP integration of analog components.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publicatin in (journal/conference) and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library
Keywords: Video Driver, LCoS Display
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Item ID: 596
Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Farrell
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2007
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology
Refereed: Yes

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