A short rise time, short fall time, and small ripple are required to reduce the misoperation of pixel data voltage and to improve the stable signal processing of a driver circuit. In this study, a novel amorphous silicon gate (ASG) driver circuit consisting of 15 hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin-ﬁlm transistors (a-Si:H TFTs) and two capacitors was optimized using a thin-film transistor (TFT)-circuit-simulation-based multi-objective evolutionary algorithm on the unified optimization framework. The ASG circuit was optimized for the following given specifications: rise time <0.7µs; fall time <0.6µs; ripple peak <6.5V; clock Ctotal <40pf; and total TFT widths <6000µm. The main findings of this study show that the rise time had an 18% reduction and that the fall time, total widths, and clock Ctotal had 7, 17.5, and 9% reductions, respectively.
- amorphous silicon gate (ASG) driver circuits
- Amorphous silicon thin-film transistor (TFT)
- display panel
- drive circuit design
- dynamic characteristics
- multi-objective evolutionary algorithm (MOEA)
- unified optimization framework (UOF)