ZHCSIP9A July 2018 – September 2018 DLP230KP
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’s micromirror array to an asymmetric landed duty cycle for a prolonged period of time can reduce the DMD’s usable 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.