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FINE-GRAINED DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING ON OLED DISPLAY

By Xiang Chen

Abstract

Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) has emerged as a new generation of display techniques for mobile devices. Emitting light with organic fluorescent materials OLED display panels are thinner, brighter, lighter, cheaper and more power efficient, compared to other display technologies such as Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD). In present mobile devices, due to the battery capacity limitation and increasing daily usage, the power efficiency significantly affect the general performance and user experience. However, display panel even built with OLEDs is still the biggest contributor to a mobile device’s total power consumption. In this thesis, a fine-grained dynamic voltage scaling (FDVS) technique is proposed to reduce the OLED display power consumption. In bottom level, based on dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) power optimization, a DVS-friendly AMOLED driver design is proposed to enhance the color accuracy of the OLED pixels under scaled down supply voltage. Correspondingly, the OLED panel is partitioned into multiple display sections and each section’s supply voltage is adaptively adjusted to implement fine-grained DVS with display content. When applied to display image, some optimization algorithm and methods are developed to select suitable scaled voltage and maintain display quality with Structural Similarity Index (SSIM), which is an image distortion evaluation criteria based on human vision system (HVS). Experimental results show that, the FDVS technique can achieve 28.44%~39.24% more power saving on images. Further analysis shows FDVS technology can also effectively reduce the color remapping cost when color compensation is required to improve the image quality of an OLED panel working at a scaled supplied voltage

Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:d-scholarship.pitt.edu:16551
Provided by: D-Scholarship@Pitt

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