DLPS021 September 2019 DLP470TP
Knowing the long-term average landed duty cycle (of the end product or application) is important because subjecting all (or a portion) of the DMD micromirror array (also called the active array) to an asymmetric landed duty cycle for a prolonged period of time can reduce the DMD useful life.
Note that it is the symmetry/asymmetry of the landed duty cycle that is of relevance. The symmetry of the landed duty cycle is determined by how close the two numbers (percentages) are to being equal. For example, a landed duty cycle of 50/50 is perfectly symmetrical whereas a landed duty cycle of 100/0 or 0/100 is perfectly asymmetrical.