Patent Number: 6,670,774

Title: Plasma display panel driving method and apparatus capable of realizingreset stabilization

Abstract: A method and apparatus for driving a plasma display panel (PDP) by whichreset stabilization can be achieved are provided. In the method fordriving a PDP, successive field periods, each including a reset period forinitializing the state of respective cells, an address period forselectively discriminating cells to be turned on from cells not to beturned on and for performing an addressing operation, and a sustain periodfor discharging the addressed cells are performed. A reset stabilizationperiod for inducing discharging in a discharge space between cells isadditionally performed before the reset period if a rest period having apredetermined time duration is present between the sustain period of apreceding field and the reset period of the field. Therefore, the resetoperation can be performed in a state where discharge cells betweenelectrodes are sufficiently primed.

Inventors: Son; Jin-Boo (Busan, KR), Kim; Jin-Sung (Anyang, KR)


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

Expiration Date: 12/32016