IGNIS Max | Life Inspection is a factory-calibration system for all AMOLED displays. Comprised of a combination of hardware and software, it scans the TFT backplane and OLED devices using Max | Life technology. The system can pinpoint the location and type of defects, collect data about the process, and measure non-uniformity which can be used to compensate to improve image quality.
The Max | Life Inspection system:
When used after TFT fabrication, Max | Life Inspection scans every pixel in under 60 seconds and identifies which TFT failed, and exact failure mode:
The detailed data can be then used for laser repair (slider image #2), or to tune your TFT process by viewing statistics, graphs, and reports on the entire backplane.
When used after OLED fabrication and encapsulation, the system scans every pixel in under 60 seconds and identifies the exact OLED defect:
The detailed data can then be used for laser repair of shorted pixels, and anode-cathode contact shorts, or to tune your OLED process by viewing statistics, graphs, and reports on the entire panel.
When used after assembly, uniformity data (collected during TFT and OLED inspection) can be loaded into a lookup table and the IGNIS Max | Life algorithm will correct for all TFT and OLED non-uniformities. Since the algorithm knows the location of all dark pixels, it can brighten the surrounding pixel, making defects less noticeable.