Tuesday, 4 December 2012

DisplayPort 1.2

Meet HDMI’s smarter brother

DisplayPort has made a few timid steps forward since its 2006 introduction; but based on what we saw at CES in January, 2012 might be the year it finally breaks through to mainstream usage.

VESA [the Video Electronics Standards Association) designed DisplayPort to be a royalty-free means of delivering digital audio and video signals from a source de­vice to a display. As such, it was intended to allow the retirement of both DVI (the Digital Visual Interface) and VGA (Video Graphics Array), which outlived its use­fulness shortly after DVI appeared on the scene. DisplayPort can be used to connect computers to desktop monitors and televi­sions, as well as internally (in a laptop or all-in-one computer, for instance).