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A 10-bit LCD column driver, consisting of piecewise linear digital to analog converters (DACs), is proposed. Piecewise linear compensation is utilized to reduce the die area and to increase the effective color depth. The data conversion is carried out by a resistor string type DAC (R-DAC) and a charge sharing DAC, which are used for the most significant bit and least significant bit data conversions, respectively. Gamma correction voltages are applied to the R-DAC to lit the inverse of the liquid crystal trans-mittance-voltage characteristic. The gamma correction can also be digitally fine-tuned in the timing controller or column drivers. A prototype 10-bit LCD column driver implemented in a 0.35-mum CMOS technology demonstrates that the settling time is within 3 mus and the average die size per channel is 0.063 mm2, smaller than those of column drivers based exclusively on R-DACs.