Suppressing VTH variations in LTPS thin-film transistors with current scaling ratio modulation for AMOLED Display

Chih Lung Lin, Chih Cheng Hsu, Po Syun Chen, Po Chun Lai, Po Ting Lee, Pin Yen Kuo

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Abstract

This brief suppresses threshold voltage (VTH) variations in low-temperature polycrystalline-silicon thin-film transistors (LTPS TFTs) with a new current scaling ratio modulation method for the application of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode displays. With a newly proposed 3T2C LTPS TFT-based pixel circuit, high-current scaling ratios at low gray levels and low ratios at high gray levels are achieved. Thus, the programming time at low gray levels can be reduced, and the driving currents of the OLED are efficiently generated over the entire data range without consuming extra power for the current source. The driving currents are also independent of the threshold voltage of the driving TFT and the power line voltage, guaranteeing the uniformity of the current. Simulation results demonstrate that the relative current error rates are below 3.7% as the threshold voltage varies ±0.5 V and below 5.3% as the threshold voltage varies ±0.5 V and the power line voltage drops by 1 V; the programming time can be as short as only 12μs.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8409984
Pages (from-to)3577-3581
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Volume65
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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