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Studying for multiprimary LCD
Author(s): Wonhee Choe; Seong-Deok Lee; Chang-Yong Kim
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Paper Abstract

The recent color display market is being focused on displays with larger panel size and larger color gamut. More specifically, for widening the color gamut, multi-primary display (MPD), which is a display having more than the conventional three-channels, has been an important issue. However, developing MPD faces many difficulties such as sustaining display luminance against 3-color displays, embodying a simple H/W structure, and assigning new color signals based on input RGB signals. The purpose of this study is to propose a method to display color on a new pixel structure for flat-panel displays with six primary colors intended to expand the color gamut, and to discuss a color decomposition algorithm for this new structure to assign signals to 6-channel from an input RGB signal. Special interests of this study are made on minimizing the deterioration of color image quality compared with RGB-based display and maximizing the usage of the widened color gamut. The result of this study was implemented on a prototype 6-color LCD and verified generation of the color signals for 6-color without luminance degradation. The device is capable of reproducing colors like emerald cyan, which cannot be displayed on a conventional RGB display. In addition, hardware implementation on FPGA verified commercial viability of the algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5667, Color Imaging X: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.588014
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Wonhee Choe, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea)
Seong-Deok Lee, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea)
Chang-Yong Kim, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5667:
Color Imaging X: Processing, Hardcopy, and Applications
Reiner Eschbach; Gabriel G. Marcu, Editor(s)

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