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DisplayPort gets huge boost with HDCP

Written by Dave Horvath @ 03 Jan 2007 6:56 User comments (5)

DisplayPort gets huge boost with HDCP Santa Clara, California based Analogix Semiconductor announced Wednesday that it has developed its first receiver chip for their high definition interconnect, DisplayPort. Looking to become the new standard of connection devices for high definition televisions, component devices and computer monitors, DisplayPort offers lower power consumption, low pin count and license free connection. This trumps rival connection standards DVI, HDMI and VGA standards. With 10.8 Gigabits/second data transfer and WQXGA (25601600) resolution over a 15-meter cable, DisplayPort packs a very attractive package for the future of high definition.
Also, wildly attractive for the next generation hardware providers is the support with DisplayPort 1.1 to use HDCP. High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is one of the newest DRM standards to hit the scene. Developed by Intel this copy protection standard requires a license to be implimented and controls audio and video as it travels over DVI, HDMI and now even DisplayPort.

These receiver chips, due to start production in April will initially be aimed at high end graphics cards and monitors packaged in certain computer bundles. Adoption of this standard into other venues will be a bit further off.

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5 user comments

13.1.2007 7:02

Do we need this? Do we want this? Ced

23.1.2007 7:22

This will fail miserable I have a HDCP LDC TV and I almost didnt buy it bc of that crap. HDMI has an easy work around but it many handshake problem also will mean its end. I see component sticking around for a long time.

33.1.2007 8:30

I think it would be sweet if everything would change over to this format. I think it will take a long time, but it will be worth it.

43.1.2007 12:57

I don't mind the new format, but why do we need DRM for the display port??

54.1.2007 13:00

I F-ing hate DRM. luckily its easy to get around.. im glad there are smart people around who want to say f u to the RIAA and MPAA.

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