A new 4T0.5C circuit is proposed to achieve a high-resolution active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display with the capability of alleviating OLED degradation, while the panel nonuniformity is compensated by an already-proposed system. The designed circuit is built on two adjacent pixels with eight transistors and one capacitor, thus equivalently as a 4T0.5C pixel circuit in occupied layout area. In this circuit, a single storage capacitor is shared by the two adjacent pixels to minimize the entire layout area. The minimized pixel size is compatible to a conventional 2T1C pixel circuit. Along with this 4T0.5C circuit, a new alternative drive scheme is developed to address the panel. The scheme offers the function of automatic reverse biasing on OLEDs to alleviate degradation. The designed circuit is fabricated, and the performance of OLED degradation is successfully validated.
- Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED)
- reverse bias