EE Times: Design News Carbon nanotube TV demonstrated
Nicolas Mokhoff EE Times (09/07/2005 11:36 AM EDT)
MANHASSET, N.Y. � Applied Nanotech Inc. said it has demonstrated a high-resolution, full color, 25-inch diagonal carbon nanotube TV. A grainy demonstration video of the proof-of-concept TV in operation can be viewed on the company�s Web site under the Applied Nanotech Inc. tab, by selecting "demonstrations."
The video clip is devoid of "ghost images" generally observed in large LCD and plasma TVs as an image tail moving across the screen. The image and its characteristics are similar to a cathode-ray tube.
The proof-of-concept TV has 280 x 200 color lines or pixels and a 25-inch diagonal glass substrate with a 22-inch diagonal viewing area. It operates at a compatible voltage with CMOS drivers. The distance between subpixels, just over 0.5 mm, was selected so Applied Nanotech�s printing techniques will be compatible with current format digital TV standards.
The demonstration stems from Applied Nanotech's collaboration with six Japanese display component manufacturers. Applied Nanotech is a subsidiary of Nano-Proprietary (Austin, Texas).