JP5017796B2 - Plasma display panel driving method and plasma display device - Google Patents

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JP5017796B2
JP5017796B2 JP2005116894A JP2005116894A JP5017796B2 JP 5017796 B2 JP5017796 B2 JP 5017796B2 JP 2005116894 A JP2005116894 A JP 2005116894A JP 2005116894 A JP2005116894 A JP 2005116894A JP 5017796 B2 JP5017796 B2 JP 5017796B2
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  The present invention relates to a method for driving a plasma display panel and a plasma display device using the same.

  A typical AC surface discharge type panel as a plasma display panel (hereinafter abbreviated as “panel”) has a large number of discharge cells formed between a front plate and a back plate arranged to face each other. In the front plate, a plurality of pairs of display electrodes made up of a pair of scan electrodes and sustain electrodes are formed on the front glass substrate in parallel with each other, and a dielectric layer and a protective layer are formed so as to cover the display electrodes. The back plate has a plurality of parallel data electrodes on the back glass substrate, a dielectric layer so as to cover them, and a plurality of partition walls formed in parallel to the data electrodes on each of the dielectric layers. A phosphor layer is formed on the side surface of the partition wall. Then, the front plate and the back plate are arranged opposite to each other so that the display electrode and the data electrode are three-dimensionally crossed and sealed, and a discharge gas is sealed in the internal discharge space. Here, a discharge cell is formed at a portion where the display electrode and the data electrode face each other. In the panel having such a configuration, ultraviolet light is generated by gas discharge in each discharge cell, and phosphors of RGB colors are excited and emitted by the ultraviolet light to perform color display.

  As a method for driving the panel, a subfield method, that is, a method in which gradation display is performed by dividing one field period into a plurality of subfields and combining subfields to emit light is generally used. In addition, among the subfield methods, Patent Document 1 discloses a novel driving method in which light emission not related to gradation display is reduced as much as possible to suppress an increase in black luminance and an contrast ratio is improved.

  The subfield method will be briefly described below. Each subfield has an initialization period, an address period, and a sustain period. In addition, the initializing period is an initializing operation for all the cells that perform initializing discharge for all the discharge cells that perform image display, or selectively for the discharge cells that have undergone sustain discharge in the immediately preceding subfield. One of the selective initializing operations for causing the igniting discharge is performed.

  During the all-cell initializing period, initializing discharge is simultaneously performed in all the discharge cells, the history of wall charges with respect to individual individual discharge cells is erased, and wall charges necessary for the subsequent address operation are formed. In addition, it has a function of generating priming (priming for discharge = excited particles) for reducing the discharge delay and stably generating the address discharge. During the selective initialization period, wall charges necessary for the address operation are formed in the discharge cells that have generated the sustain discharge in the immediately preceding subfield. In the subsequent address period, a scan pulse is sequentially applied to the scan electrodes, and an address pulse corresponding to an image signal to be displayed is applied to the data electrodes to selectively cause an address discharge between the scan electrodes and the data electrodes. , Selective wall charge formation. In the sustain period, a predetermined number of sustain pulses corresponding to the luminance weight are applied between the scan electrodes and the sustain electrodes, and the discharge cells in which the wall charges are formed by the address discharge are selectively discharged to emit light. Further, by reducing the number of subfields for performing the all-cell initialization operation, it is possible to reduce the light emission not related to the gradation and suppress the increase in black luminance.

Here, in order to display an image correctly, it is important to reliably perform selective address discharge in the address period, but due to restrictions on the circuit configuration, a high voltage cannot be used for the address pulse, There are many factors that increase the discharge delay with respect to address discharge, such as the fact that the formed phosphor layer makes it difficult for discharge to occur. Therefore, priming for generating the address discharge stably is very important.
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  In recent years, in order to meet demands for reducing power consumption and improving brightness, panel structures and panel materials have been actively studied. For example, it is generally known that the luminous efficiency of the panel is improved by increasing the xenon partial pressure of the discharge gas sealed in the panel. However, in the above-described panel and its driving method, there is a problem that the drive voltage margin of the address operation is narrowed, for example, the address discharge becomes unstable when the xenon partial pressure is increased, and the address failure may occur during the address period. there were.

  The present invention has been made in view of these problems, and provides a panel driving method and a plasma display device capable of displaying an image with good quality while suppressing an increase in black luminance by stabilizing address discharge. The purpose is to provide.

The panel driving method of the present invention is a plasma display panel driving method in which a discharge cell is formed at the intersection of a scan electrode, a sustain electrode and a data electrode, and one field period is initialized to the discharge cell. From a plurality of subfields having an initializing period for generating an address discharge, an address period for generating an address discharge in the discharge cell, and a sustain period for generating a sustain discharge for causing the discharge cell that has generated the address discharge to emit light with a predetermined luminance weight configured, plurality of sub-fields consist subfields that emit light when subfields non-emission, non-light emission of the subfield is not generated a sustain discharge in the subfield that follows continuously the subfields non-emission is not generated a sustain discharge using a continuous coding which does not cause the address discharge in the so as to write period Consists subfields using the subfield group composed of sub-fields, a random coding subfields causing a sustain discharge and a subfield is not generated a sustain discharge is determined at random in accordance with the gradation of consecutive or Each subfield group includes at least one subfield group in one field period,
In the initializing period of the first subfield of the subfield group, all cell initializing operations for generating initializing discharge are performed on all discharge cells that perform image display, or sustain discharge is performed in the immediately preceding subfield. Whether to perform a selective initialization operation for selectively generating an initializing discharge for the generated discharge cells is determined depending on the lighting rate of a predetermined subfield in the subfield group performing continuous coding, and the lighting rate When all the cells are equal to or greater than the threshold value, all cells are initialized. When the value is less than the threshold value, the selective initialization operation is performed. And sub-frames in the sub-field group for which random coding is performed based on the APL of the image signal to be displayed. And determining an initialization operation in each initialization period of Rudo in any one of all-cell initializing operation or selective initializing operation. With this method, it is possible to provide a panel driving method capable of displaying an image with good quality while suppressing an increase in black luminance.

  The plasma display device of the present invention is a plasma display device using the method for driving a plasma display panel according to claim 1. With this configuration, it is possible to provide a plasma display device that can display an image with good quality while suppressing an increase in black luminance.

  According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a panel driving method and a plasma display device capable of displaying an image with good quality while suppressing an increase in black luminance by stabilizing address discharge.

  Hereinafter, a panel driving method according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

(Embodiment 1)
FIG. 1 is a perspective view showing a main part of a panel used in the present embodiment. The panel 1 is configured such that a glass front substrate 2 and a back substrate 3 are disposed to face each other and a discharge space is formed therebetween. On the front substrate 2, a plurality of scanning electrodes 4 and sustaining electrodes 5 constituting display electrodes are formed in parallel with each other. A dielectric layer 6 is formed so as to cover the scan electrode 4 and the sustain electrode 5, and a protective layer 7 is formed on the dielectric layer 6. A plurality of data electrodes 9 covered with an insulator layer 8 are provided on the back substrate 3, and a partition wall 10 is provided in parallel with the data electrodes 9 on the insulator layer 8 between the data electrodes 9. Yes. A phosphor layer 11 is provided on the surface of the insulator layer 8 and the side surfaces of the partition walls 10. Further, the front substrate 2 and the rear substrate 3 are arranged to face each other in the direction in which the scan electrode 4 and the sustain electrode 5 and the data electrode 9 intersect, and in the discharge space formed therebetween, for example, neon And a mixed gas of xenon.

  FIG. 2 is an electrode array diagram of the panel used in this embodiment. N scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn (scan electrode 4 in FIG. 1) and n sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn (sustain electrode 5 in FIG. 1) are alternately arranged in the row direction, and m data electrodes in the column direction. D1 to Dm (data electrodes 9 in FIG. 1) are arranged. A discharge cell is formed at a portion where a pair of scan electrode SCNi and sustain electrode SUSi (i = 1 to n) and one data electrode Dj (j = 1 to m) intersect, and the discharge cell is in the discharge space. M × n are formed.

  FIG. 3 is a circuit block diagram of the plasma display device according to the present embodiment. The plasma display device includes a panel 1, a data electrode drive circuit 12, a scan electrode drive circuit 13, a sustain electrode drive circuit 14, a timing generation circuit 15, an AD (analog / digital) converter 18, a scan number conversion unit 19, and a subfield. A conversion unit 20, an APL (Average Picture Level) detection unit 30, a lighting rate calculation unit 40, and a power supply circuit (not shown) are provided.

  In FIG. 3, the image signal sig is input to the AD converter 18. Further, the horizontal synchronization signal H and the vertical synchronization signal V are input to the timing generation circuit 15. The AD converter 18 converts the image signal sig into digital signal image data, and outputs the image data to the scan number conversion unit 19 and the APL detection unit 30. The APL detection unit 30 detects the average luminance level of the image data. The scanning number conversion unit 19 converts the image data into image data corresponding to the number of pixels of the panel 1 and outputs the image data to the subfield conversion unit 20. The subfield conversion unit 20 divides the image data of each pixel into a plurality of bits corresponding to a plurality of subfields, and outputs the image data for each subfield to the data electrode driving circuit 12 and the lighting rate calculation unit 40. The lighting rate calculation unit 40 calculates the lighting rate of the subfield based on the image data for each subfield, that is, the ratio of the discharge cells that generate the sustain discharge. The data electrode drive circuit 12 converts the image data for each subfield into signals corresponding to the data electrodes D1 to Dm, and drives the data electrodes.

  The timing generation circuit 15 generates various timing signals based on the horizontal synchronization signal H and the vertical synchronization signal V and supplies them to each circuit block. Scan electrode drive circuit 13 supplies a drive waveform to scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn based on the timing signal, and sustain electrode drive circuit 14 supplies a drive waveform to sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn based on the timing signal. Here, the timing generation circuit 15 controls the drive waveform based on the APL output from the APL detection unit 30 and the lighting rate signal output from the lighting rate calculation unit 40. Specifically, as will be described later, the initialization operation of each subfield constituting one field is determined based on the APL and the lighting rate signal to determine whether all cells are initialized or selective initialization, so that one field The number of all cell initialization operations is controlled.

  Next, a method for driving the panel will be described. In the present embodiment, one field is divided into 12 subfields (SF1, SF2,..., SF12), and each subfield is (1, 2, 3, 6, 11, 18, 28, 32). , 34, 37, 40, 44).

  FIG. 4 is a drive waveform diagram applied to each electrode of the panel in the present embodiment. Here, it is assumed that the initialization operation of the first SF is an all-cell initialization operation, and the initialization operation of the second SF is a selective initialization operation.

  In the initializing period of the first SF, the data electrodes D1 to Dm and the sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn are held at 0 (V), and the discharge is started from the voltage Vp (V) that is lower than the discharge start voltage with respect to the scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn. A ramp voltage that gradually increases toward the voltage Vr (V) exceeding the start voltage is applied. Then, the first weak initializing discharge is caused in all the discharge cells, negative wall voltages are stored on scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn, and positive on sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn and data electrodes D1 to Dm. Wall voltage is stored. Here, the wall voltage on the electrode represents a voltage generated by wall charges accumulated on the dielectric layer or the phosphor layer covering the electrode.

  Thereafter, sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn are maintained at positive voltage Vh (V), and a ramp voltage that gradually decreases from voltage Vg (V) to voltage Va (V) is applied to scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn. Then, the second weak initializing discharge is caused in all the discharge cells, the wall voltage on scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn and the wall voltage on sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn are weakened, and the wall voltage on data electrodes D1 to Dm is reduced. Is also adjusted to a value suitable for the write operation.

  As described above, in the all-cell initializing operation, initializing discharge is performed in all the discharge cells, and priming is generated.

  In the subsequent address period, scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn are temporarily held at Vs (V). Next, a positive address pulse voltage Vw (V) is applied to the data electrode Dk (k = 1 to m) of the discharge cell to be displayed in the first row among the data electrodes D1 to Dm, and the first row. Negative scan pulse voltage Vb (V) is applied to scan electrode SCN1. Then, a voltage Vw + Vb (V) obtained by adding the address pulse voltage and the scan pulse voltage is applied between the scan electrode SCN1 and the data electrode Dk and exceeds the discharge start voltage, so that the scan electrode SCN1 and the data electrode Dk intersect. Discharge occurs at the portion, and progresses to discharge between scan electrode SCN1 and sustain electrode SUS1 of the corresponding discharge cell. The wall charges necessary for the subsequent sustain discharge are accumulated. Thus, the address discharge of the discharge cells to which the address pulse voltage Vw (V) of the first row is applied is completed. On the other hand, in the discharge cells to which the address pulse voltage Vw (V) is not applied, the address discharge does not occur and the wall charges are not accumulated. At this time, the positive address pulse voltage Vw (V) is applied to the data electrodes Dk of the discharge cells in the second and subsequent rows, but the negative scan pulse voltage Vb (V) is applied to the corresponding scan electrodes in the second and subsequent rows. ) Is not applied, the voltage applied between the scan electrode and the data electrode Dk in the second and subsequent rows is only the address pulse voltage Vw (V) and does not exceed the discharge start voltage. Absent.

  Subsequently, a positive address pulse voltage Vw (V) is applied to the data electrode Dk of the discharge cell to be displayed in the second row, and a negative scan pulse voltage Vb (V) is applied to the scan electrode SCN2 in the second row. To do. Then, the voltage Vw + Vb (V) obtained by adding the address pulse voltage and the scan pulse voltage is applied between the scan electrode SCN2 and the data electrode Dk, and exceeds the discharge start voltage, so that the address pulse voltage Vw (V) in the second row. Address discharge occurs in the discharge cell to which is applied. On the other hand, in the discharge cells to which the address pulse voltage Vw (V) is not applied, the address discharge does not occur and the wall charges are not accumulated. Also in this case, the voltage applied between the scan electrodes of the discharge cells in the third and subsequent rows and the data electrode Dk is only the address pulse voltage Vw (V) and does not exceed the discharge start voltage, so that address discharge occurs. There is nothing.

  The above address operation is sequentially performed until the discharge cell in the nth row, and the address period ends.

  In the subsequent sustain period, first, sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn are returned to 0 (V), and positive sustain pulse voltage Vm (V) is applied to scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn. At this time, in the discharge cell in which the address discharge has occurred, the voltage due to the wall charges is added to the sustain pulse voltage Vm (V), and the sustain discharge is generated exceeding the discharge start voltage. Then, the wall charges with the polarity reversed accumulate in the discharge cell. Subsequently, when scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn are returned to 0 (V) and positive sustain pulse voltage Vm (V) is applied to sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn, sustain discharge occurs in the discharge cells, and the polarity of the wall charges is reversed. To do. Thereafter, similarly, by applying sustain pulses alternately to scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn and sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn, the sustain discharge is continuously performed in the discharge cells in which the address discharge has occurred in the address period.

  In the initialization period of the second SF, sustain electrodes SUS1 to SUSn are held at Vh (V), data electrodes D1 to Dm are held at 0 (V), and scan electrodes SCN1 to SCNn are supplied with voltage Va (V). Apply ramp-down voltage. Then, in a discharge cell that has undergone a sustain discharge in the sustain period of the previous subfield, a weak initializing discharge occurs, and a wall charge necessary for the subsequent address operation is formed. On the other hand, the discharge cells in which the address discharge and the sustain discharge were not performed in the previous subfield are not discharged, and the wall charge state at the end of the initialization period of the previous subfield is maintained as it is.

  As described above, in the selective initialization operation, the initialization discharge is performed in the discharge cells in which the sustain discharge has been performed in the previous subfield. Therefore, no priming occurs in the discharge cells in which the sustain discharge has not been performed.

  The operation during the writing period of the second SF is the same as the operation during the writing period of the first SF. Further, although the luminance weight in the sustain period of the second SF is different from that of the first SF, the other operations are the same as those in the writing period of the first SF. As described above for the subfields after the third SF, the description is omitted because the all-cell initialization operation or selective initialization operation is performed in the initialization period, the address operation is performed in the address period, and the sustain operation is performed in the sustain period.

  Next, the subfield configuration of the driving method of the present embodiment will be described. As described above, description will be made assuming that one field is composed of 12 subfields. However, the present invention is not limited to the number of subfields and the luminance weight of each subfield.

  FIG. 5 is a diagram showing a combination of display gradations and subfields that emit light to display the gradations, that is, so-called coding in this embodiment. Here, the subfield indicated by “1” is a subfield that emits light, and the blank subfield is a subfield that does not emit light. The coding feature of this embodiment is that in the first to sixth SFs, light emission and non-light emission of subfields are determined at random according to the gradation to be displayed. Hereinafter, such a gradation display method is referred to as random coding. In the seventh to twelfth SFs, the address discharge is controlled so as not to generate the sustain discharge in the subfield following the subfield in which the sustain discharge is not generated. Therefore, the light emission and non-light emission of the subfield are determined so that the subfields emitting light with the seventh SF at the head are continuous. Hereinafter, such a gradation display method is referred to as continuous coding. When gradations are displayed using continuous coding, there is an advantage that a so-called moving image pseudo contour does not occur. On the other hand, however, there is a weak point that the gradation that can be displayed is remarkably limited. In the present embodiment, in order to compensate for such a weak point of continuous coding, 12 subfields constituting one field are divided into two subfield groups, and subfield groups (7th SF to 12th SF) having large luminance weights. In the subfield group (first SF to sixth SF) with a small luminance weight, gradation is displayed using random coding in order to increase the display gradation.

  By the way, in this case, the writing period of the eighth SF to the twelfth SF excluding the first subfield in the subfield group using continuous coding can be set short. That is, when any subfield of the eighth SF to the twelfth SF is caused to emit light, the subfield immediately before that always emits light, and a sufficient priming effect due to the sustain discharge can be obtained in the sustain period of the immediately preceding subfield. This is because the subsequent subfield address discharge is stabilized. However, for the seventh SF, which is the first subfield of continuous coding, the subfield immediately before is not necessarily a subfield that emits light. Therefore, it is desirable to perform the all-cell initialization operation in the first subfield of continuous coding and to ensure the subsequent write operation. However, the all-cell initialization operation increases the black luminance and also increases the time required for driving. . Therefore, in the present invention, the lighting rate of the subfield of continuous coding is predicted, and the initialization of this subfield is all-cell initialization only when the lighting rate is high. In the present embodiment, the lighting rate of the eleventh SF is predicted, and when the value is equal to or greater than the threshold value 40%, all cells are initialized during the initialization period of the seventh SF to stabilize the write operation, and the threshold value 40% If it is less, the selective initialization operation is performed to suppress the increase in black luminance.

  In the present embodiment, in addition to this, the number of all-cell initializations is also controlled based on APL. FIG. 6 is a configuration diagram of subfields in the panel driving method according to the present embodiment. The subfield configuration is switched based on the APL of the image signal to be displayed and the lighting rate of a predetermined subfield. FIG. 6A shows a configuration used for an image signal with an APL of less than 1.5%. The initialization operation for all cells is performed only during the initialization period of the first SF, and the initialization periods of the second SF to the 12th SF are selected. This is a subfield configuration for performing an initialization operation. FIG. 6B shows a configuration used for an image signal in which APL is 1.5% or more and the lighting rate of the eleventh SF is less than 40%. The initialization periods of the first SF and the fifth SF are all-cell initialization periods. The initialization period of the second SF to the fourth SF and the sixth SF to the twelfth SF has a subfield configuration that is a selective initialization period. FIG. 6C shows a configuration used for an image signal having an APL of 1.5% or more and an 11th SF lighting rate of 40% or more. The initialization period of the first SF, the fourth SF, and the seventh SF is the initial state of all cells. The initialization period, the second SF, the third SF, the fifth SF, the sixth SF, the eighth SF to the twelfth SF has a subfield configuration that is a selective initialization period.

  As described above, in this embodiment, when displaying an image with a low APL, it is considered that the black image display area is wide, so the number of all-cell initializations is reduced and the black display quality is improved. Conversely, when an image with a high APL is displayed, it is considered that there is no black display area or a small area. Therefore, the address discharge is stabilized by increasing the number of all-cell initializations and increasing the priming. Further, the lighting rate of a predetermined subfield of continuous coding is predicted, and when the lighting rate is high, the initial subfield of continuous coding is also initialized to all cells to further stabilize the address discharge. Therefore, even if there is a high luminance area, if the APL is low, the black display area can be displayed with low luminance and high contrast, and if the APL is high and the lighting rate is high, all cells are initialized in the first subfield of continuous coding. A stable image display is possible by performing the operation.

  In this embodiment, an example is shown in which one field is composed of 12 subfields, the number of all-cell initializations is controlled within a range of 1 to 3, and initialization of subfields close to the head is prioritized. However, the present invention is not limited to this. Further, in the present embodiment, the lighting rate of the eleventh SF is used as the predetermined subfield. However, the predetermined subfield is not limited to the eleventh SF, and is not limited to one subfield. . For example, a total value obtained by multiplying the lighting rate of a plurality of subfields by a luminance weight may be used.

(Embodiment 2)
The configuration diagram of the panel and plasma display device used in the second exemplary embodiment of the present invention is the same as that of the first exemplary embodiment. The difference between the second embodiment and the first embodiment is the subfield configuration. FIG. 7 is a diagram showing a subfield configuration of the second embodiment. In the present embodiment, one field is divided into 14 subfields (SF1, SF2,..., SF14), and each subfield is (1, 2, 4, 8, 20, 32, 56, 4). , 12, 16, 16, 20, 32, 32). In the subfield configuration and coding feature of the present embodiment, the luminance weights from the first SF to the seventh SF monotonously increase, but the luminance weight of the eighth SF once decreases and then monotonously increases again. Is a point. Such an arrangement of subfields is effective in suppressing the occurrence of flicker for an image signal having a low field frequency such as a PAL image signal. The first SF to the fifth SF display gradation using random coding, the sixth SF to seventh SF use continuous coding, the eighth SF to tenth SF use random coding, and the eleventh SF to fourteenth SF use continuous coding. Further, also in this embodiment, the subfield configuration is switched depending on the APL of the image signal and the lighting rate of a predetermined subfield.

  FIG. 7A shows a configuration used for an image signal with an APL of less than 1.5%. The all-cell initialization operation is performed only during the initialization period of the first SF, and the initialization periods of the second SF to the 14th SF are selected. This is a subfield configuration for performing an initialization operation. FIG. 7B shows a configuration used for an image signal having an APL of 1.5% or more and a lighting rate of the 13th SF of less than 40%. The initialization period of the first SF and the eighth SF is the all-cell initialization period. The initialization period of the second SF to the seventh SF and the ninth SF to the 14th SF has a subfield configuration that is a selective initialization period. FIG. 7C shows a configuration used for an image signal having an APL of 1.5% or more and a lighting rate of the 13th SF of 40% or more. The initialization period of the first SF, the eighth SF, and the eleventh SF is the initial state of all cells. The initialization period of the 2nd SF to 7th SF, 9th SF, 10th SF, and 12th SF to 14th SF has a subfield configuration that is a selective initialization period.

  Thus, also in the present embodiment, the black display quality is improved by reducing the number of all-cell initializations when displaying an image with a low APL. Conversely, when an image with a high APL is displayed, the address discharge is stabilized by increasing the number of all-cell initializations and increasing the priming. Further, the lighting rate of a predetermined subfield of continuous coding is predicted, and when the lighting rate is high, the initial subfield of continuous coding is also initialized to all cells to further stabilize the address discharge. Therefore, even if there is a high luminance area, if the APL is low, the black display area can be displayed with low luminance and high contrast, and if the APL is high and the lighting rate is high, all cells are initialized in the first subfield of continuous coding. A stable image display is possible by performing the operation.

  According to the panel driving method of the present invention, it is possible to display an image with good quality while suppressing an increase in black luminance, which is useful as an image display apparatus using the panel.

The perspective view which shows the principal part of the panel used for Embodiment 1 of this invention. Electrode arrangement diagram of panel used in Embodiment 1 of the present invention Circuit block diagram of plasma display device according to Embodiment 1 of the present invention Drive waveform diagram applied to each electrode of panel used in Embodiment 1 of the present invention The figure which showed the coding in Embodiment 1 of this invention Configuration diagram of subfield in Embodiment 1 of the present invention Configuration diagram of subfield in Embodiment 2 of the present invention

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Panel 2 Front substrate 3 Back substrate 4 Scan electrode 5 Sustain electrode 9 Data electrode 12 Data electrode drive circuit 13 Scan electrode drive circuit 14 Sustain electrode drive circuit 15 Timing generation circuit 18 AD converter 19 Scan number conversion part 20 Subfield conversion part 30 APL detector 40 Lighting rate calculator

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  1. A method for driving a plasma display panel in which discharge cells are formed at intersections of scan electrodes, sustain electrodes, and data electrodes,
    One field period is maintained for causing the discharge cell to generate an initialization discharge, an address period for generating an address discharge in the discharge cell, and causing the discharge cell in which the address discharge has been generated to emit light with a predetermined luminance weight. Composed of a plurality of subfields having a sustain period for generating discharge,
    The plurality of subfields include a non-light-emitting subfield and a light-emitting subfield, and the subfields subsequent to the non-light-emitting subfield that does not generate a sustain discharge are non-light-emitting subfields that do not generate a sustain discharge. A subfield group composed of two or more consecutive subfields using continuous coding that does not generate an address discharge in the address period,
    At least one subfield group composed of subfields using random coding in which a subfield that does not generate a sustain discharge and a subfield that generates a sustain discharge is randomly determined according to a gray level is used in one field period. And performing an all-cell initializing operation for generating an initializing discharge for all the discharge cells performing image display in the initializing period of the first subfield of the subfield group performing the continuous coding , or The lighting rate of a predetermined subfield in the subfield group in which the continuous coding is performed is performed to determine whether or not the selective initialization operation for selectively generating the initializing discharge is performed on the discharge cells that have generated the sustain discharge in the immediately preceding subfield. Depends on
    When the lighting rate is equal to or higher than a threshold value, the all-cell initialization operation is performed. When the lighting rate is equal to or lower than the threshold value, the selection initialization operation is performed, and initialization other than the first subfield of the subfield group performing the continuous coding is performed. In the period, the selective initialization operation is performed,
    Based on the APL value of the image signal to be displayed, the initialization operation in the initialization period of each of the subfields in the subfield group that performs the random coding is set to either the all-cell initialization operation or the selective initialization operation. determined,
    When the APL value is equal to or greater than a predetermined value, the number of subfields for performing the all-cell initialization operation is greater when the lighting rate is equal to or higher than the threshold than when the lighting rate is lower than the threshold. A method for driving a plasma display panel.
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