Matrix-driven display apparatus and a method for driving the same

  • US 6,225,967 B1
  • Filed: 06/11/1997
  • Issued: 05/01/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/19/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A display comprising:

  • a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, each pixel containing a set of three dots, each of said three dots having any one fundamental color among three fundamental colors respectively being red, green and blue, the plurality of pixels operative to display one color by utilizing said three fundamental colors in combination;

    a plurality of scanning lines, each scanning line defining a row of the matrix and being separated by a dot; and

    a plurality of signal lines, each signal line defining a column of the matrix, each pixel being driven by a signal line and three scanning lines and each dot being driven by a scanning line and a signal line;

    wherein the pixels are arranged along the signal lines such that the set of three dots contained in the pixels disposed along each signal line are repeated in each pixel in a set order and the dots disposed along each scanning line are repeated in a predetermined order; and

    the number of the scanning lines is set to the number of pixels arranged along the signal lines multiplied by the number of fundamental colors, the number of dots arranged along each signal line is set to the multiplied number, and the number of dots arranged along each scanning line is set to be equal to the number of pixels arranged along each scanning line.

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