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A power system design and analysis of carbon nano-tubes field emission displays
Author(s): Jong C. Wang; W. C. Yao
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Paper Abstract

In new generation Flat Panel Displays(FPD), a lot of design methods are being deployed, including OLED, PDP, TFT-LCD, Back Projection and Field Emission Display(FED) etc. These new generation FPDs have their respective pluses and minuses. Each has its selling points and market attractions. But among them, FED principles are most close to that of CRT displays. Not only FEDs are advantageous in their good degree of saturation of color, but also they have excellent contrast, luminance and electricity consumption etc. It has been considered as the main products of future generation FPDs. Japan and countries all over the world are successively proposing and launching related FED products in the fields. This will not only drive the FEDs into a wave of new trends, but also it will be able to replace most of the current FPD products within a short time. In this paper, based on these solid trends, we are determined to put into our resources and efforts to perform research on these important FEDs technologies and products, particularly in Carbon Nano-Tubes FEDs(CNT-FED). Our research group has already performed research on CNT-FED subjects for almost three years. During the course of our research, we have run into a lot of issues and problems. We have made every effort to overcome some of them. This paper performs comparative analysis of three power option for small size (4-inch) CNT-FEDs to drive the FED effects such as the direct current power, pulsed power and sinusoidal power respectively. This paper performs comparative analysis of three power options for small sized CNT-FEDs. It was concluded that the pulsed power option will produce the best results overall among the three power options. It is felt that these data presented can then be referenced and used to design a power system circuit to get an optimum design for better luminance and least power consumption for small sized commercial CNT-FED products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6030, ICO20: Display Devices and Systems, 60300W (26 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667646
Show Author Affiliations
Jong C. Wang, Yuan Ze Univ. (Taiwan)
W. C. Yao, Yuan Ze Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6030:
ICO20: Display Devices and Systems
Tatsuo Uchida; Xu Liu; Hang Song, Editor(s)

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