DisplayPort

Following the launch of Thunderbolt 4 earlier this year as part of Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs, the next piece of the TB4 hardware stack has dropped this week with the release of Intel's first stand-alone Thunderbolt 4 controller, Maple Ridge (JHL8540). Previously announced back in July as part of Thunderbolt 4's reveal, Intel this week updated their Ark database to add a product page for the Maple Ridge controller family and flag that the first part is now shipping. With the release of the discrete Thunderbolt 4 controller, it will now be possible for hardware vendors to build TB4 hosts with additional ports, or in devices not using Intel's Tiger Lake Silicon. This late-December launch follow's Intel's previous roadmap, which had the launch of standalone...

DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 Spec Released: Defining Alt Mode for USB4

As the tech industry gears up for the launch of the new USB4 standard, a few more parts first need to fall into place. Along with the core specification...

12 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2020

VESA Announces DisplayPort 2.0 Standard: Bandwidth For 8K Monitors & Beyond

While display interface standards are slow to move, at the same time their movement is inexorable: monitor resolutions continue to increase, as do refresh rates and color depths, requiring...

120 by Ryan Smith on 6/26/2019

Black Box Announces Active Optical DP & HDMI Cables up to 100m

Black Box, a leading maker of pro AV cables and equipment, has unveiled active optical cables that can extend DisplayPort 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 signals for more than 200...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2019

VESA and MIPI Announce VDC-M 1.1: Display Compression Standard for Mobile Devices

As of late, the pursuit for higher resolutions, faster refresh rates, better contrasts, higher brightness, and more colors in displays, has created bandwidth demands that are pushing the limits...

17 by Nate Oh on 5/15/2018

Intel Releases "Titan Ridge" Thunderbolt 3 Controllers: Adds DisplayPort 1.4 Support & USB-C Host Compatibility

Intel has introduced a new family of Thunderbolt 3 controllers that bring support of the DisplayPort 1.4 standard to TB3 ports. The new Titan Ridge family of controllers pick...

22 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2018

VESA Announces That Work Has Begun On Next DisplayPort Standard; Display Bandwidth To Double

In an interesting turn of events this week, the VESA has announced that work has begun on the next generation DisplayPort standard. Citing the need for even greater amounts...

19 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2018

VESA Announces DP8K Certified DisplayPort Cables

Along with the announcement that work has begun on a new DisplayPort standard, the VESA this week is also announcing that they have launched a new certification program for...

3 by Nate Oh on 1/5/2018

StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4Kp60 Display Adapters Now Available

StarTech's new family of Thunderbolt 3 adapters that let one TB3 port to drive two 4K 60Hz displays are now available for sale. One of the adapters supports two...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/2/2017

MSI Shows Off GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Card with USB Type-C Port

Back when the VESA announced the DisplayPort alt mode for USB Type-C, one of the most common questions was whether we’d see USB ports on a video card. As...

45 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

Cosemi Announces 328-Feet ‘8K-Ready’ OptoDP Active DisplayPort 1.4 Optical Cable

Cosemi has announced its first OptoDP active optical cable that supports a DisplayPort 1.4 connection. That in itself isn't newsworthy, but up to 328 feet, or 100 meters, it...

22 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2017

CEATEC 2016: Sharp Showcases 27-inch 8K 120Hz IGZO Monitor with HDR, also 1000 PPI for VR

While we’re not CEATEC, a Japanese technology show, news has come via PC Watch regarding a new publicly announced milestone in monitor production. For any journalist that has attended...

44 by Ian Cutress on 10/5/2016

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.4 Standard: DisplayPort Adds Compression & HDR

One of the more interesting aspects of the DisplayPort standards is how the VESA has the separate but strongly intertwined DisplayPort and Embedded DisplayPort standards. As a result of...

38 by Ryan Smith on 3/2/2016

Club3D Releases Their DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 Adapter: The Real McCoy

Though we don't typically cover adapter news, this one is worth a special exception. Late last month Club3D announced their DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 2.0 adapter, and since then...

28 by Daniel Williams on 12/22/2015

AMD Discusses 2016 Radeon Visual Technologies Roadmap

This is something that initially caught me off-guard when I first realized it, but AMD historically hasn’t liked to talk about their GPU plans much in advance. On the...

99 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2015

VESA Releases Embedded DisplayPort 1.4a Standard: Display Stream Compression Arrives

The last time we talked to the VESA was back in September, where the association announced their long-awaited DisplayPort 1.3 standard. Introducing a newer, higher signaling rate technology (HBR3...

41 by Ryan Smith on 2/11/2015

DisplayPort Alternate Mode for USB Type-C Announced - Video, Power, & Data All Over Type-C

Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to...

117 by Ryan Smith on 9/22/2014

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard: 50% More Bandwidth, New Features

Although DisplayPort-equipped 4K monitors are still relatively new, the DisplayPort 1.2 standard underlying those devices is anything but. The long lead time between standards and products means that just...

33 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2014

VESA Releases DockPort Specification

With Computex now in full swing this week has and will continue to be a flurry of product and standard announcements. To that end and kicking off their Tuesday...

7 by Ryan Smith on 6/2/2014

VESA and MIPI Announce Display Stream Compression Standard

For some time now the consumer electronics industry has been grappling with how to improve the performance and efficiency of display interfaces, especially in light of more recent increases...

85 by Ryan Smith on 4/22/2014

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