Items tagged with DisplayPort

It's been three years since the DisplayPort standard was last updated, so a replacement has been a long time coming. This week, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) officially announced the DisplayPort 2.0 specification, and it brings some key advantages over the current DisplayPort 1.4a standard. For starters, DisplayPort 2.0 triples the amount of available bandwidth compared to DisplayPort 1.4a. The current spec uses 8b/10b channel coding making for maximum bandwidth of 25.92 Gbps. DisplayPort 2.0, on the other hand, boosts the link rate to 20 Gbps/lane and uses 128b/132b channel encoding to deliver maxim bandwidth of 77.37 Gbps. What does this all mean in the real world? For... Read more...
EPI, the North American brand partner for Philips monitors, has announced that it will have a very drool-worthy monitor available to purchase in the U.S. later this year. The 49-inch Philips Brilliance 492P8 is a curved super-wide display with a native resolution of 5120 x 1440. That wide panel is a VA unit with 1800R curvature, up to 600 nits brightness and up to 5000:1 contrast ratio. Viewing angles are 178-degrees and it has very narrow bezels. The thin bezels of the monitor are intended to make them ideal for people that want to stack them in multiple monitor setups. EPI is aiming these monitors directly at finance, engineering, design, A/V production and other industries. Unfortunately,... Read more...
Soon after NVIDIA unveiled its G-SYNC technology, AMD announced that it would pursue an open standard, dubbed FreeSync, leveraging technologies already available in the DisplayPort specification to offer adaptive refresh rates to users of some discrete Radeon GPUs and AMD APUs. AMD’s goal with FreeSync was to introduce a technology that offered similar end-user benefits to NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, that didn’t require monitor manufacturers to employ any proprietary add-ons (like NVIDIA’s G-Sync module), and that could be adopted by any GPU maker.Though there were some technologies already available within the existing embedded DisplayPort specifications to support adaptive refresh rates, AMD still had... Read more...
VESA is probably best known for its TV wall mount specifications, but the non-profit standards organization also provides specs for electronics. One of those standards, DisplayPort (DP), is a display interface that competes with the likes of HDMI and DVI. VESA updated the embedded version of DisplayPort, known as eDP, to support higher resolutions, more colors and better refresh rates in mobile devices like laptops and smartphones.  VESA’s eDP v1.4a is based largely on eDP v1.3, but has some important new features for device manufacturers as they bump up mobile device displays into the 4K category and start looking towards even higher resolutions. eDP v1.4a will even be able... Read more...
As Computex marches on over in Taiwan, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has announced the proper release of the DockPort standard. VESA, as you're likely aware, is the team behind those mounting plates that enable you to hoist monitors and HDTVs up on your wall using uniform standards, but it's also responsible for certain interconnect standards. DockPort is an optional extension of the DisplayPort standard that will allow USB 3.1 data and DC power for battery charging to be carried over a single DisplayPort connector and cable that also carries high-resolution audio/video (A/V) data. This new extension of the DisplayPort standard is fully backward compatible with all existing... Read more...
Over the past nine months, we've seen the beginnings of a revolution in how video games are displayed. First, Nvidia demoed G-Sync, its proprietary technology for ensuring smooth frame delivery. Then AMD demoed its own free standard, dubbed FreeSync, that showed a similar technology. Now, VESA (Video Electronics Standard Association) has announced support for "Adaptive Sync," as an addition to DisplayPort. The new capability will debut with DisplayPort 1.2a -- we're going to walk you through what this means, and how it relates to both Nvidia's and AMD's plans for the market. G-Sync, FreeSync, and Adaptive Sync: How The Pieces Fit Together In order to understand how these technologies fit together... Read more...
While it's obvious that innovation is on the fast-track when looking at consumer electronics as a whole, one has to wonder how long it'll take for the USB port to do more than it does. Perhaps that time has come. Texas Instruments has issued a new single-chip DockPort solution that enables DisplayPort, USB and power over a single cable. Talk about high efficiency. The HD3SS2521 delivers audio/video (A/V), USB data and power over a single cable between a notebook, ultrabook or tablet PC and a docking station or dongle.  The HD3SS2521 enables system designers to create smaller, more affordable docking stations that connect and synchronize computers with LCD monitors, dongles, keyboard/mouse,... Read more...
Intel’s Thunderbolt interface technology is blazing fast, and it’s getting an upgrade in the form of the new DSL4510/4410 controllers, which Intel is showing off at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) this week in Las Vegas. Specifically, the new controllers support DisplayPort 1.2 when connected to native displays, as well as better power management and lower platform BOM costs. The chip giant also debuted the prototype silicon for its upcoming Falcon Ridge Thunderbolt controller. Falcon Ridge promises 20Gbps speed, which will make handling 4K video files much easier; Intel says that the controller will allow 4K file transfers and 4K playback simultaneously. LaCie's Family... Read more...
Now that CES is over, we're left with one major thought: when are those gorgeous 4K HDTVs hitting the market? It's clear that 4K is going to be the next major leap in high-definition television, and it's likely that many with decade-old HDTVs will soon be tempted to update those. But in order to do so, a lot of other puzzle pieces have to fall into place. The Video Electronics Standards Association, otherwise known as VESA, has this week announced the latest release of the DisplayPort Dual-Mode Standard. This release supports the next generation of Dual-Mode DisplayPort enabled personal computers and Dual-Mode DisplayPort cable adaptors, expected to be available to consumers later this year.... Read more...
Google's new Nexus 4 is packing quite a few bells and whistles, but this one just might take the cake. Analogix has just announced SlimPort accessories for the phone, which takes advantage of an output functionality that you won't find on too many rival phones. Analogix will be releasing a total of four supporting SlimPort cables and adapters with connectivity through all display standards - HDMI, VGA, DVI and DisplayPort. The first in the series, model SP1002, is immediately available in both the US and Europe on Amazon for $29.9; soon, it'll be available elsewhere. The tech is based on DisplayPort, and it plugs into the micro-USB connector that's already on the bottom of the phone. Not that... Read more...
Your PC (and maybe you) likely has a connection with DVI or VGA, a pair of interfaces that have seemingly been around since cavemen first discovered the computer. It hasn't actually been that long, however both are about to enter legacy status as a number of computer vendors and display makers start shunning DVI and VGA over the the next few years, according to In-Stat. The future belongs to HDMI and DisplayPort, and some of you are already there, especially if you're rocking a home theater PC. Why the shift? "DVI has no roadmap to upgrade the specification; it is essentially the same as it was upon its launch in 1999," says Brian O’Rourke, Research Director. "HDMI and DisplayPort, on the... Read more...
Congrats, AMD! Your Radeon HD 6000 Series is the first of its kind to achieve DisplayPort 1.2 Source Certification! What does that mean for the future? According to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), those graphics products -- including the AMD Radeon HD 6990 -- are the first source devices to achieve DisplayPort Version 1.2 certification. AMD received certification from Granite River Labs, a Santa Clara, California-based VESA DisplayPort Authorized Test Center (ATC), for support of DisplayPort's new 5.4Gbps (gigabits-per-second) HBR2 (High Bit Rate 2) data link rate. These same AMD Radeon HD 6000 graphics products also include additional features from the DisplayPort 1.2 standard,... Read more...
Ever wondered just how major an impact Apple could make? Try this on for size. IHS iSuppli research has found that Apple's involvement with DisplayPort has led to a 154.6% increase in DisplayPort interface shipments in 2011. Remember, this is DisplayPort, not Thunderbolt, which will obviously have skyrocketing numbers right out of the gate as 0% as a prior baseline. DisplayPort has been looking to steal share from HDMI and the other major outputs for some time now, and it looks like that transition is finally taking place. Reportedly, global factory shipments of DisplayPort-enabled PC equipment will amount to 78.9 million units in 2011, up 154.6 percent from 31 million units in 2010. The estimates... Read more...
Intel's Thunderbolt I/O port is the buzzword right now, but DisplayPort still has a long life ahead of it. Gefen has stepped up with a new dual-link DVI to Mini-DisplayPort, which is designed to work with many of today's new monitors that utilize mini-DisplayPort. Most legacy laptops only support DVI, but if you buy a new monitor (like the ones from Apple), you'll need an adapter just like this to make the two play together. The dongle supports resolutions as high as 2560x1600, and it's good to use with both Windows and Macs. It comes equipped with a USB port that powers the device and is used for field upgrades, and it can be pre-ordered starting today for $199. Gefen Connects any Computer using... Read more...
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