Patent Number: 6,294,875

Title: Method of driving AC plasma display panel

Abstract: A method of driving an AC plasma display panel for carrying out gray-scale display using a structure in which each field consists of a plurality of subfields, each of which includes an initialization period, a write period, and a sustain period. At least in one predetermined subfield out of the plurality of subfields, at least a part of a sustain operation in the sustain period and at least a part of an initialization operation in the initialization period in a subsequent subfield are carried out at the same time. The visibility of black is improved considerably and the contrast can be enhanced greatly.

Inventors: Kurata; Takatsugu (Osaka, JP), Masuda; Shinji (Osaka, JP), Kawachi; Makoto (Osaka, JP), Ito; Yukiharu (Osaka, JP), Wakitani; Takao (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G09G 5/42 (20060101); G09G 3/04 (20060101); G09G 3/28 (20060101); G09G 3/10 (20060101); G09G 003/10 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018