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A light modulator is arranged as an array of rows and columns of interferometric display elements. Each element is divided into sub-rows of sub-elements. Array connection lines transmit operating signals to the display elements, with one connection line corresponding to one row of display elements in the array. Sub-array connection lines electrically connect to each array connection line. Switches transmit the operating signals from each array connection line to the sub-rows to effect gray scale modulation.

Title
Area array modulation and lead reduction in interferometric modulators
Application Number
10/731989
Publication Number
7161728 (B2)
Application Date
December 9, 2003
Publication Date
January 9, 2007
Inventor
Manish Kothari
Redwood City
CA, US
Clarence Chui
San Mateo
CA, US
Jeffrey Brian Sampsell
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
IDC
CA, US
IPC
G01B 9/02
G09G 3/34
G02F 1/07
G02B 27/00
G02B 26/00
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