Definitions for "Passive Matrix"
The cheapest type of color LCD display, sometimes referred to as "STN". Passive matrix screens operate in a more grid-like manner and often have ghosting, muted colors and lower brightness levels. See also: LCD screen, active matrix.
Used in reference to both LCDs and OLEDs, refers to the drive architecture where only data and gate lines are controlled, lower performance, higher power consumption compared to active matrix
An older form of liquid crystal display (LCD) technology that controlled pixel processing for entire areas of the screen (instead of individual pixels, as in active matrix LCD), with reduced color, contrast, and speed. See also Active Matrix LCD.