IMPROVED INTERNAL LCD INTERCONNECTION
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-13
The current technology defining dot matrix liquid crystal displays calls for a grid-like pattern ('matrix') of dots ('segments') which can be darkened by the application of a voltage across them. The darkening is caused by the liquid crystal material and the voltage is developed as transparent conductive traces above and below the liquid crystal material change their relative voltage. The intersection of an orthogonal pattern of these conductive traces determines the position of the segments, and, thus, the position of the display charac- ters. A typical character is made from a matrix of seg- ments 7 rows by 5 columns. Future miniature elec- tronic products will require increasingly complex displays, with current requests for a 2 line thereby requiring 14 (2 lines x 8 rows per line) horizontal con- ductive traces.