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Each of picture elements comprises an input transistor for accepting a signal current from a data line when a scanning line is selected, a conversion transistor for converting the signal current into a voltage and for holding thus converted voltage, and a drive transistor for driving a light emitting device with drive current corresponding to the converted voltage. The conversion transistor flows the signal current to its channel to generate the voltage corresponding to the converted voltage and a capacitor to restrain the generated voltage. Further the drive transistor flows the drive current corresponding to the voltage stored in the capacitor. In this case the threshold voltage of the drive transistor is set not to be smaller than the threshold voltage of the conversion transistor, and thereby a leakage current flowing through the light emitting device is suppressed.

Title
Active matrix type display apparatus and drive circuit thereof
Application Number
9/709533
Publication Number
6501466 (B1)
Application Date
November 13, 2000
Publication Date
December 31, 2002
Inventor
Akira Yumoto
Kanagawa
US
Machio Yamagishi
Kanagawa
US
Agent
Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
US
Agent
Ronald P Kananen
US
Assignee
Sony Corporation
US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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