Checking date: 16/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Displays Technologies
Bachelor in Sound and Image Engineering (Plan: 441 - Estudio: 214)

Coordinating teacher: TORRES ZAFRA, JUAN CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Components and Electronic Circuits
The goal of the course is to allow the student knowing the basic electro-optical parameters related to emissive and non-emissive displays and acquiring the ability to select the optimum display for each specific application in the scope of new industrial and multimedia systems. To achieve this goal, the following competences related to the program outcomes will be acquired: - Know the basic electro-optical parameters related to emissive and non-emissive displays. - Know how different display technologies active as well as passive and their main applications - Measure and evaluate the most relevant parameters from an electrical and optical viewpoint. - Select the best technology for specific applications (industrial systems, portable systems, among others).
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- State-of-the-art and new trends in displays technologies - Quality parameters of displays: brighness, contrast ratio, color gamut, response times, etc. - Emissive displays (CRTs, LEDs, OLEDs, PDPs, ...): electrooptical characteristics and applications - Non Emissive displays (LCDs, e-ink, ECs, SPDs, ...): electrooptical characteristics and applications - 3D Technologies, HUD & e-books - New high-end applications
Learning activities and methodology
The training activities are organized as following: - Lectures (1 ECTS) where the main concepts are presented on the basis of mathematical tools and basic optic's Laws/Theorems (PO a). The learning materials include the lecture notes, the classroom documentation, and the basic bibliography that is used as a reference for completing the themes and study them in depth. - Practical classes (1 ECTS) that are focused on solving exercises and practical cases related different displays technologies. These classes are completed with the exercises and practical problems that are solved by the students at home. The methods of solving this cases are complemented with the use of computer simulation tools - Practical work (1 ECTS), where the student characterizes from the electrical and optical point of view different types of screens, both emissive and non-emissive.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • E. Kaneko. Liquid Crystal TV Displays: Principles and Applications of Liquid Crystal Displays. KTK Scientific Publishers, Tokio (1987)..
  • J.A. Castellano. Handbook of Display Technology. Academic Press, San Diego (1992)..
  • M.A. Karim Ed. Electro-optical Displays. Marcel Dekker Inc, New York (1992)..
  • S. Sherr. Electronic Displays. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York (1993)..
Additional Bibliography
  • B. Bahadur Ed.. Liquid Crystals: Applications and Uses Vol. I, II y III,. World Scientific, Singapore (1990, 1992 y 1993)..

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.