Active and Passive Electronic Components

Active and Passive Electronic Components / 1983 / Article

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Volume 10 |Article ID 136721 |

Tamio Saito, Yoshikatsu Fukumoto, Mamoru Mizuguchi, Takahiko Abe, Masayoshi Nagashima, "A Large Scale Hybrid Thermal Print Head", Active and Passive Electronic Components, vol. 10, Article ID 136721, 7 pages, 1983.

A Large Scale Hybrid Thermal Print Head

Received05 Jun 1981
Accepted26 Jun 1982


A high speed direct drive thermal print head, which prints across a 216 mm wide paper using 1728 heating resistor dots (8 dots/mm) has been developed.It can print 30 cm long paper in only a few seconds. The head consists of heating dots, over three hundred LSI chips, a couple of dozen capacitors and multilayer thin and thick film circuit substrate.The substrate is 240 × 70 mm by 1.0 mm thick conductor line width/space is 50 μ/50 μ. Hybridizing heating elements, drivers and shift registers on one substrate has made it possible to transmit signals serially into the head.Therefore, the I/O pin number has become far smaller than the number of dots, which has eliminated intermittent I/O pin disconnection.

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