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Adaptation of IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter to Direct Drive an Electroluminescent Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061551D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Ames, RN Bou-Ghannam, A Farrell, RH [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a method where the existing IBM color/graphics adapter card is modified to function as the required driver of the interface to the 512 x 256 pixel electroluminescent (EL) panel. EL thin film flat panel displays are replacing cathode ray tube (CRT) displays in many applications because of their flat form and equally good resolution. The need of having the IBM personal computer (PC) family interface to these displays has developed. In graphics mode it is imperative that every pixel on the display be addressed. This article describes a method where the existing color graphics adapter card is modified to function as the required driver of the interface to the 512 x 256 pixel EL panel.