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The alternating current plasma display panel (AC PDP) is generally driven by the subfield method to realize the gray scale, and each subfield is composed of reset, address and display period. Therefore, a significant time should be allocated to an address period in high-resolution PDP, which results in a short display period and a reduction of brightness, and so the dual scan method has been widely used to solve this problem. In this case, however, the address electrodes need to be physically divided into two parts and driven by different data drive integrated circuits (ICs), thereby causing a cost up due to doubling the number of data drive ICs. In this paper, we investigate the factors that could influence the address discharge time lag and, in particular, the electric field effects and priming particle effects are compared in order to achieve high speed addressing. In this regard, the address characteristics of high-Xe content panel are investigated from which it was found that the address discharge time lag was reduced to one half that of the conventional method when the priming particles are provided.
Date of Publication: Oct. 2003