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Active Matrix Liquid Crystal Display Technologies For Automotive Applications
Author(s): Arthur H. Firester
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Paper Abstract

Liquid crystal displays are beginning to be used for automotive applications. However, so far their use has been limited to relatively simple, low-information content displays. It is anticipated that with the advent of cost effective active matrices, the penetration of liquid crystal displays will be dramatically accelerated. The active matrix will both improve the performance and extend the applicability of LCDs in the automotive environment. It will impact monochrome and full-color displays; direct view and projection displays; and fixed-format alphanumeric and simple graphic displays as well as high resolution graphic displays. This paper will review the electro-optic bases of active matrix liquid crystal displays and the current research, development and commercial status of these displays. The two most promising active matrix technologies are based on low-temperature, amorphous and polycrystalline silicon. Particular emphasis will be placed on specific technical aspects of the amorphous silicon and polycrystalline silicon active matrix technotgies and how they relate to display performance for automotive applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0958, Automotive Displays and Industrial Illumination, (24 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947719
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Arthur H. Firester, David Sarnoff Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0958:
Automotive Displays and Industrial Illumination
B. Jin Chang; Thomas M. Lemons, Editor(s)

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