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September 11, 2012

VESA Unveils Embedded DisplayPort Version 1.4

The Video Electronics Standards Association’s (VESA) DisplayPort standard offers the industry’s premium audio-visual experience. Products have longer battery life, can been thinner, reach unmatched resolutions like 4k x 2k, and support 3D with DisplayPort. DisplayPort brings a more immersive experience to consumers and organizations across industries by facilitating technology manufacturers to offer better color depths, higher refresh and data transfer rates, and support for High-Definition (HD) audio formats all through a single wire.

Recently, the VESA announced the upcoming release of Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Version 1.4.

The new version offers benefits that will further support multitouch data over the display interface, reduce system power consumption and support more platform topologies including tablets, handheld devices and notebook PCs.

With the help of new features, including a new partial-frame update capability for Panel Self Refresh (PSR), lower interface voltage swings, additional link rate options, transport data compression, and regional backlight control, eDP v1.4 caters to system power reduction. From the display to system processor, the auxiliary channel will now carry multi-touch data, the company stated in a release.

“Since the introduction of eDP, system and chip set developers within the VESA membership have been discussing more ways to take advantage of eDP,” said Craig Wiley, VESA chairman. “The packetized, bi-directional capability of DisplayPort, upon which eDP is based, adds a lot of flexibility to the display interface, simplifying system architecture. The culmination of many new ideas, this version will propel universal adoption of eDP as device manufacturers look to take advantage of its unsurpassed power saving capabilities and design flexibility.”

Recently, the company announced new compliance test specifications (CTS (News - Alert)) for DisplayPort cable adaptors. VESA members such as Apple (News - Alert), BizLink, HP, Lenovo and have gotten their video adaptors certified and are shipping them to consumers. Using either the standard DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connector, the new CTS guidelines cover the Dual-Mode DisplayPort-to-HDMI and DisplayPort-to-DVI cable adaptors.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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