Abstract

A cost-effective and high-efficiency driver is proposed for plasma display panels (PDPs) by eliminating switching devices with high current ratings. The proposed driver is based on a neutral -point clamped inverter structure, and the path switches can be eliminated without reducing the flexibility in designing driving waveforms. Moreover, the LC resonant operation during the sustain period can be constructed with only unidirectional diodes in aid of the switching scan IC devices. Thus, the proposed driver can produce a PDP driving waveform with no path switches as well as no resonant switches. Since the path switches and the resonant switches are practically implemented with several semiconductor devices in parallel due to high gas-discharge and capacitor displacement current, the proposed driver can considerably simplify the overall driver with fewer semiconductor devices. Additionally, high conduction losses from the path switches and the resonant switches with high current loading can be eliminated in the proposed driver, leading to higher efficiency. The developed driver also places the clamping diodes to recover the inductive energy trapped in the resonant inductors due to the inevitable diode reverse-recovery phenomena.

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2012

2010

A. Kavitha, G. Uma, "Resonant parametric perturbation method to control chaos in current mode controlled dc-dc buck-boost converter," J. Elect. Eng. Technol. 5, 171-178 (2010).

R. Kalpana, B. Singh, G. Bhuvaneswari, "Direct single-stage power converter with power factor improvement for switched mode power supply," J. Elect. Eng. Technol. 5, 468-476 (2010).

S. Kwak, "A Review of Switch-Mode Sustain Drivers with Resonant Networks for Plasma Display Panels," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 57, 1624-1634 (2010).

2009

S. Kwak, "Resonant plasma display panel driver with voltage boost technique," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 55, 734-741 (2009).

S. Kwak, "Resonant plasma display panel driver with voltage boost technique," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 55, 734-741 (2009).

S. Kwak, "An Overview of Entire Driving Circuits for Plasma Display Panels," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 55, 2114-2121 (2009).

2008

J. Jung, D. Lee, S. Kwak, T. Cho, "A new simple structure driving circuit to eliminate path switches for plasma display panels," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 54, 225-232 (2008).

K. Awamoto, M. Ishimoto, H. Hirakawa, T. Shinoda, "The big picture," IEEE Ind. Appl. Mag. 14, 18-25 (2008).

S. Kwak, J. Jung, D. Lee, T. Cho, "A new sustain driver with energy recovery circuit based on low-voltage components and low-voltage power supply for AC plasma display panel," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 54, 1321-1328 (2008).

2007

Z. Liang, C. Liu, Z. Liu, "Equivalent circuit model and characteristic parameters for AC PDP discharge cells," Display 28, 181-185 (2007).

2006

D. Lee, S. Kwak, J. Jung, "Cost-effective driving system for AC plasma display panels without employing voltage separation switches," Electron. Lett. 42, 1211-1212 (2006).

2004

T. Wu, C. Chen, S. Chiu, "Improved PDP sustainers for reducing current stress and non-linear effect," IEEE Trans. Power Electron. 19, 1380-1387 (2004).

2003

T. Wu, C. Chen, C. Chen, W. Hsu, "A switch-mode approach to efficiently and flexibly generating reset waveforms for AC PDPs," IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl. 39, 431-442 (2003).

C. Roh, "Novel plasma display driver with low voltage/current device stresses," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 49, 1360-1366 (2003).

2002

H. Mouton, "Natural balancing of three-level neutral-point-clamped PWM inverters," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 49, 1017-1025 (2002).

Display

Z. Liang, C. Liu, Z. Liu, "Equivalent circuit model and characteristic parameters for AC PDP discharge cells," Display 28, 181-185 (2007).

Electron. Lett.

D. Lee, S. Kwak, J. Jung, "Cost-effective driving system for AC plasma display panels without employing voltage separation switches," Electron. Lett. 42, 1211-1212 (2006).

IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron.

C. Roh, "Novel plasma display driver with low voltage/current device stresses," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 49, 1360-1366 (2003).

IEEE Ind. Appl. Mag.

K. Awamoto, M. Ishimoto, H. Hirakawa, T. Shinoda, "The big picture," IEEE Ind. Appl. Mag. 14, 18-25 (2008).

IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron.

S. Kwak, "Resonant plasma display panel driver with voltage boost technique," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 55, 734-741 (2009).

J. Jung, D. Lee, S. Kwak, T. Cho, "A new simple structure driving circuit to eliminate path switches for plasma display panels," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 54, 225-232 (2008).

S. Kwak, "Resonant plasma display panel driver with voltage boost technique," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 55, 734-741 (2009).

S. Kwak, "An Overview of Entire Driving Circuits for Plasma Display Panels," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 55, 2114-2121 (2009).

IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron.

H. Mouton, "Natural balancing of three-level neutral-point-clamped PWM inverters," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 49, 1017-1025 (2002).

IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron.

S. Kwak, J. Jung, D. Lee, T. Cho, "A new sustain driver with energy recovery circuit based on low-voltage components and low-voltage power supply for AC plasma display panel," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 54, 1321-1328 (2008).

IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl.

T. Wu, C. Chen, C. Chen, W. Hsu, "A switch-mode approach to efficiently and flexibly generating reset waveforms for AC PDPs," IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl. 39, 431-442 (2003).

IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron.

S. Kwak, "A Review of Switch-Mode Sustain Drivers with Resonant Networks for Plasma Display Panels," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 57, 1624-1634 (2010).

IEEE Trans. Power Electron.

T. Wu, C. Chen, S. Chiu, "Improved PDP sustainers for reducing current stress and non-linear effect," IEEE Trans. Power Electron. 19, 1380-1387 (2004).

J. Display Technol.

J. Elect. Eng. Technol.

R. Kalpana, B. Singh, G. Bhuvaneswari, "Direct single-stage power converter with power factor improvement for switched mode power supply," J. Elect. Eng. Technol. 5, 468-476 (2010).

A. Kavitha, G. Uma, "Resonant parametric perturbation method to control chaos in current mode controlled dc-dc buck-boost converter," J. Elect. Eng. Technol. 5, 171-178 (2010).

Other

S. Uchikoga, "Future trend of flat panel displays and comparison of its driving methods," Proc. IEEE Int. Symp. on Power Semicond. Devices and ICs (2006) pp. 1-5.

Y. Wang, Q. Zhang, J. Ying, C. Sun, "Prediction of PIN diode reverse recovery," IEEE PESC'04 (2004) pp. 2956-2959.

L. F. Weber, K. W. Waren, Power efficient sustain drivers and address drivers for plasma panel U.S. Patent 4 866 349 (1989).

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