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 VESA Brings DisplayPort To Mobiles, Battles With MHL
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Message Text: The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today released the Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP) Standard, an extension of the DisplayPort connectivity standard for mobile devices.

MyDP enables mobile devices to share high-definition video, audio, and 3D content with larger external displays through common, widely adopted connectors. MyDP allows users to experience their mobile content in full, uncompressed 1080p (HDTV).

"Today's mobile devices with powerful processors and mass storage capacities have become the new hub of media content," said Soumendra Mohanty, senior director of marketing for Analogix. "However, consumers wish to experience their mobile content in a more diverse manner, beyond what a four-inch screen can offer. MyDP gives the industry a standard interface to break down screen size limitations, and Analogix is ready today with its compatible SlimPort products."

With the MyDP standard, high-quality audio, video, and 3D content can be shared from a mobile device to a larger external DisplayPort or HDMI equipped display, including a PC monitor, digital signage display or HDTV, using the micro-USB connector found on the majority of smartphones and tablets. By leveraging a simple passive cable, users can experience their content at 1080P full HD resolution, 24-bit color, and 60Hz. Users can also access the DVI and VGA displays, projectors and TVs through the use of MyDP adaptors and active converters. The MyDP interface also includes a 1Mbps sideband channel that provides enough bandwidth to support accessory functions including multi-touch, keyboard, mouse, and remote control of the external display. Furthermore, MyDP enables charging of the mobile device battery, through the MyDP cable, from the power provided by the DisplayPort-enabled display, while content is enjoyed.

MyDP adoption is expected in next-generation tablets, ultrabooks, and smartphones, with the first products scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of 2012.

The new link arrives at a time when Silicon Image claims its high-definition video interconnect MHL, a mobile variant of HDMI, is already enabled in 50 million devices including handsets from HTC, LG and Samsung and TVs from LG, Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba.

MHL 1.0 supports 1080p video at 60 Hz as well as power over the link and existing connectors. Last month Silicon Image also announced MHL 2.0 supporting full 1080p video at 60 Hz at as little as 30 milliwatts. The new link also supports power and micro USB connectors.
 
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