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Where Do I Start?
By Stephen P. Atwood
Display Electronics: Complex, Yet Critical
By Lewis Collier
The Business of Displays
By Aris Sizars
Image Enhancements in the Wavelet Domain
Conventionally, consumer electronics has provided a way for the user to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, and sharpness of a display. These types of image enhancements can be applied in the image domain after decoding a compressed digital video stream. This article describes a method to perform these enhancements efficiently in the wavelet domain. The result is fewer operations per pixel and, therefore, a more power-efficient solution.
By Barry E. Mapen
Considerations for LED Backlight and Driver Solutions
LCD manufacturers have been fairly slow to introduce LED-backlit LCD panels into the high-performance and high-reliability markets, especially for larger display formats. However, there are solutions available today for these larger panels with edge-lit or direct-view LCD-backlight retrofits. This article will examine several LED backlighting options currently commercially available to today's engineers.
By Suzanne Thomas and Stephen Soos
2008 Consumer Electronics Show Review
The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was a veritable treasure trove of display innovations in all shapes, sizes, and technologies. Part 1 of this review, which appears here, touches on displays designed for TV and/or monitor applications. Visit www.informationdisplay.org for Part 2 of this article, which will cover embedded touch systems, wireless trends, and personal eye wear.
By Steve Sechrist
Coming at You: 3-D Digital Cinema to Take Center Stage at Display Week 2008
Without the display industry, there would be no Hollywood, so it makes perfect sense for Display Week 2008 to take place in the entertainment capital of the world. Here is a guide to what to do and see in Los Angeles when not at Display Week 2008.
By Michael Morgenthal
Journal of the SID Preview
Selected papers appearing in the March 2008 issue of the Journal of the SID are previewed.
By Aris Silzars