We have developed two types of high-resolution plasma display panels (PDPs)
: a 25-inch SXGA (1280 x 1024) panel for engineering workstations (EWSs) an
d personal computers (PCs), and a 42-inch 1024 x 1024 panel for HDTV. First
, this paper investigates the discharge characteristics of small PDP cells.
Then, this paper describes some of the features of the new panels, for exa
mple, the improved characteristics of their cells and their unique Alternat
e Lighting of Surfaces (ALIS) discharge method, which improves both the res
olution and the brightness of the panels.