Power efficient sustain drivers and address drivers for plasma panel

  • US 5,081,400 A
  • Filed: 04/14/1989
  • Issued: 01/14/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/25/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Addressing apparatus for addressing cells defined by the intersection of respective address electrodes in respective arrays of X and Y dimension address electrodes in an ac plasma panel, said addressing apparatus comprising:

  • means for applying a high level pulse of one polarity to a plurality of address electrodes of one dimension array;

    means for selective discharging of non-selected address electrodes of said plurality and maintaining the high level of one polarity at selected address electrodes of said plurality in accordance with desired information to be entered into the plasma panel; and

    means for applying a high level pulse of opposite polarity to respective address electrode of the other dimension array after said selective discharging of non-selected address electrodes for discharging cells at said selected address electrodes and entering the desired information into the plasma panel.

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