JAJSGI1B November 2018 – May 2022 DLP4710
The micromirror landed-on/landed-off duty cycle (landed duty cycle) denotes the amount of time (as a percentage) that an individual micromirror is landed in the ON state versus the amount of time the same micromirror is landed in the OFF state.
As an example, a landed duty cycle of 75/25 indicates that the referenced pixel is in the ON state 75% of the time (and in the OFF state 25% of the time), whereas 25/75 indicates that the pixel is in the OFF state 75% of the time. Likewise, 50/50 indicates that the pixel is ON 50% of the time and OFF 50% of the time.
When assessing landed duty cycle, the time spent switching from the current state to the opposite state is considered negligible and is thus ignored.
Because a micromirror can only be landed in one state or the other (ON or OFF), the two numbers (percentages) nominally add to 100.In practice, image processing algorithms in the DLP chipset can result a total of less that 100.