Passive matrix display



hardware
A type of liquid crystal display which relies on persistence to maintain the state of each display element (pixel) between refresh scans. The resolution of such displays is limited by the ratio between the time to set a pixel and the time it takes to fade.
Contrast active matrix display.
(1995-12-09)

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