Checking date: 08/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Displays Technologies
Study: Bachelor in Telematics Engineering (215)

Coordinating teacher: TORRES ZAFRA, JUAN CARLOS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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: - A knowledge of how different display technologies work and their main applications (PO: a, b, k) - A knowledge of electrical and optical modeling/characterization for each kind of technology (PO: a, b, k) - An ability to select the best technology for specific applications (industrial systems, portable systems, among others)(PO a, b, i, k):.
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 (PO e,k) - Laboratory sessions (1 ECTS) where the students work in groups (couples). They set up practical optoelectronic circuits to characterize and and measure the main quality electrooptical parameters of different kind of displays (PO b, k).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
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)..
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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.