Drive Module With Output Leads On Same Pitch As Gas Panel Conductors
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Normally, the drive modules for a plasma display device, which provide write, erase and sustain signals to the display lines, are mounted on "driver" boards which are connected to the panel by lengths of flexible circuit. In one arrangement described by way of example, the modules are 40-pin dual, in-line, plastic packages with leads on 100-mil centers. Driver boards are located behind the panel, and the flex circuits make the 180 Degree turn needed in going from the plane of the panel to a parallel board mounted behind it. Each output lead on a module drives one panel line, and the outputs are grouped around the edge of the module in ordered sequence.