|[April 28, 2014]
Chrontel Offers New DisplayPort™-to-VGA Conversion Chip
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of video interface technologies, today announced a
new DisplayPort™ device for computer notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets
that will enable compatibility with the huge installed base of legacy
VGA displays. Chrontel's new CH7517 DisplayPort Receiver / VGA
Transmitter converts standard DisplayPort video signals generated by a
CPU or GPU into the analog VGA format, which is still widely used by
The CH7517 is compliant with DisplayPort v1.2 and embedded DisplayPort
v1.3, and it supports VESA and CEA resolutions up to 1920x1200 @60 Hz.
The device integrates three 9-bit DACs to generate analog RGB signals,
an internal EDID buffer, and on-chip flash Boot ROM for initialization.
The new device is capable of automatic DisplayPort input detection and
DAC output detection, which enables autonomous entry to power saing
"Computer monitors and televisions with VGA inputs are still widely
available in the market. Such displays represent an enormous installed
base that will continue to exist for many years to come," explained Dr.
David Soo, Chrontel President and CEO. "Designers of the latest mobile
computers want to access these external display resources, and that
requires a cost-efficient and power-efficient DisplayPort-to-VGA device."
Pricing and Availability
Chrontel's CH7517 is currently in production. The device is offered in a
40-pin QFN package, and is available for USD 1.00/ea. in 10K volumes.
Additional information about all Chrontel products can be found on the
web at http://www.chrontel.com/products.
About Chrontel, Inc.
Founded in 1986, privately held Chrontel is a leading supplier of video
interface ICs and technologies to computer manufacturers worldwide. The
company's innovations include the world's first VGA-to-TV encoder.
Chrontel video display chips are incorporated into reference designs
offered by many microprocessor and graphics processor vendors. The
company currently offers the industry's most complete product line of
video interface ICs for notebook and desktop computers, automotive and
other display accessory products, such as display converter dongles and
docking stations and monitors. Its components can be found in PCs,
tablets and display accessories sold by dozens of leading manufacturers.
Additional information about Chrontel can be found on its website: www.chrontel.com
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