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A method of addressing an array of spatial light modulator elements. The method divides the array into blocks of elements, provides reset lines (MRST) to each of the block of elements, separate from the other blocks of elements, as well as address voltage supplies (VCC

ADDR

) to each of the block of elements, separate from the other blocks of elements, addresses data to each of the blocks independent of the other blocks, resets each of the blocks, and steps address voltage to each of the block, where only blocks that are being reset receive the stepped address voltage. A spatial light modulator array (

32

) is also provided that has a layout to facilitate the method, including internal or external circuitry (

34

) to provide control of the stepped addressing voltages.

Title
Blocked stepped address voltage for micromechanical devices
Application Number
9/88673
Publication Number
6480177 (B2)
Application Date
June 2, 1998
Publication Date
November 12, 2002
Inventor
James D Huffman
Richardson
TX, US
Henry Chu
Plano
TX, US
Donald B Doherty
Richardson
TX, US
Agent
Frederick J Telecky Jr
US
Wade James Brady III
US
Charles A Brill
US
Assignee
Texas Instruments Incorporated
TX, US
IPC
G09G 3/34
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