DisplayPort DualModeDie Vesa (Video Elec­tro­nics Stan­dards Asso­cia­ti­on) hat einen neu­en Dis­play­Port-Dual­Mo­de Stan­dard (Ver­si­on 1.1) vor­ge­stellt. Die­ser ist voll kom­pa­ti­bel mit HDMI 1.4a und ermög­licht die Über­tra­gung von 4K-Mate­ri­al mit einer Auf­lö­sung von 3.840 x 2.160 Bild­punk­ten und 30 Hertz.

Im Lau­fe des Jah­res wer­den vie­le neue Gra­fik­kar­ten auf den Markt kom­men, die bereits mit die­sem neu­en Anschluss aus­ge­stat­tet sind. Mit einem Dis­play­Port zu HDMI-Adap­ter ist es mög­li­ch Moni­tor, Fern­se­her und co. mit dem PC zu ver­bin­den.

Der Dis­play­Port ist eigent­li­ch schon von Anfang an fähig, Ultra HD-Sin­ga­le mit 60hz zu ver­ar­bei­ten. Es wäre sogar mög­li­ch vier Full-HD Moni­to­re über einen Dis­play­port lau­fen zu las­sen. Das Nadel­öhr in die­ser Kom­bi­na­ti­on bil­det lei­der HDMI 1.4a.

Wie dem auch sei. Mit dem neu­en Dual-Dis­play­Port kann man ganz ein­fach sei­nen 4K-Moni­tor oder 4K-Fern­se­her über ein HDMI 1.4a Kabel mit der Gra­fik­kar­te ver­bin­den.

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VESA Intro­du­ces Updated Dual-Mode Stan­dard for Hig­her Reso­lu­ti­on Inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty with HDMI Dis­plays

Stan­dard Enables Crea­ti­on of New Dis­play­Port-to-HDMI Adap­tors to Sup­port Latest Gene­ra­ti­on of HDMI 1.4 Dis­plays

Newark, Calif., Janu­a­ry 31, 2013 – The Video Elec­tro­nics Stan­dards Asso­cia­ti­on (VESA®) today announ­ced the latest release of the Dis­play­Port Dual-Mode Stan­dard. This release sup­ports the next gene­ra­ti­on of Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port enab­led per­so­nal com­pu­ters and Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port cable adap­tors, expec­ted to be avail­able to con­su­mers later this year. Among sever­al refi­ne­ments to impro­ve inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty, the updated stan­dard enables a hig­her data rate for Dis­play­Port-to-HDMI cable adap­tors, pro­vi­ding sup­port for HDMI 1.4 dis­play reso­lu­ti­ons such as 1080p 3D at 60Hz, and Ultra HD (4K x 2K) up to 30Hz frame rate, as well as 1080p with deep color.

The first Ultra HD dis­plays were intro­du­ced in 2012, but today’s Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port-to-HDMI cable adap­tors limit dis­play reso­lu­ti­on to 1080p,“ said Craig Wiley, senior direc­tor of mar­ke­ting at Para­de Tech­no­lo­gies, and VESA Board of Direc­tors chair­man. „For a per­so­nal com­pu­ter to ful­ly sup­port HDMI 1.4 or deep color, today a sepa­ra­te HDMI out­put is nee­ded. This updated Dis­play­Port Dual-Mode Stan­dard ver­si­on 1.1 enables full sup­port of HDMI 1.4 video modes, and 1080p deep color, using a sim­ple cable adap­tor plug­ged into the system’s Dis­play­Port out­put. This helps to redu­ce the num­ber of inter­face ports nee­ded on a Per­so­nal Com­pu­ter, which is desi­ra­ble as form fac­tors shrink.“

Deve­lo­ped by VESA’s near­ly 200 lea­ding indus­try mem­ber com­pa­nies, the Dis­play­Port Dual Mode Stan­dard defi­nes the requi­re­ments for Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port sour­ce devices and Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port cable adap­tors. Dis­play­Port was deve­lo­ped to pro­vi­de a sin­gle video inter­face that both pro­vi­des advan­ced fea­tures as well as inter­ope­ra­bi­li­ty with lega­cy dis­plays inclu­ding VGA and DVI, and HDMI. The new Dual-Mode Stan­dard is in line with this objec­tive by enab­ling the sup­port of the latest HDMI stan­dard, HDMI 1.4. In addi­ti­on to releasing the Dis­play­Port Dual-Mode Stan­dard Ver­si­on 1.1, VESA is also releasing an updated Dis­play­Port Dual-Mode Cable Adap­tor Com­p­li­an­ce Test Spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on, ver­si­on 1.1. Con­for­man­ce to the updated Com­p­li­an­ce Test Spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on, or CTS, is requi­red for using the Dis­play­Port logo with a Dual-Mode Cable Adap­tor.

A Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port sour­ce is a device, such as per­so­nal com­pu­ter, that can logi­cal­ly out­put eit­her Dis­play­Port or TMDS (Tran­si­tio­nal-Mini­mi­zed Dif­fe­ren­ti­al Signa­ling) from the Dis­play­Port out­put con­nec­tor, enab­ling the sup­port of Dis­play­Port, DVI, and HDMI moni­tors. An addi­tio­nal device, spe­ci­fi­cal­ly a Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port cable adap­tor, is requi­red to con­vert the mecha­ni­cal con­nec­tor, as well as the electri­cal aspects of the signal, to out­put that is com­pa­ti­ble with a DVI or HDMI cable and dis­play. A Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port sour­ce auto­ma­ti­cal­ly detects the pre­sen­ce of a plug­ged-in Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port cable adap­tor and pro­vi­des the DVI or HDMI signal, as requi­red, to sup­port the con­nec­ted DVI or HDMI moni­tor.

Prior to the updated Dual-Mode Stan­dard release, Dual-Mode cable adap­tors were limi­ted to a TMDS clock rate of 165MHz pro­vi­ding sup­port for dis­play reso­lu­ti­ons up to 1080p with 60Hz and 24 bits color. In this latest spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on, a new Dual-Mode cable adap­tor con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on is defi­ned that enables a TMDS clock rate of up to 300MHz. Whi­le the DVI stan­dard limits TMDS clock rates up to 165MHz, the HDMI 1.4 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on allows TMDS clock rates up to 297MHz, enab­ling the sup­port of 1080p 3D at 60Hz, or Ultra HD (4K x 2K) up to 30Hz frame rate.

With the release of this new VESA spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on, exis­ting adap­tors will now be refer­red to as „Type 1“ adap­tors, and the new adap­tors as „Type 2.“ A Type 2 adap­tor will be back­ward com­pa­ti­ble with an exis­ting Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port sour­ce device, but it will only sup­port up to a 165MHz TMDS clock rate unless it is used with a „Type 2 enab­led“ Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port sour­ce device. Some exis­ting sys­tems will be soft­ware updata­ble to sup­port Type 2 adap­tors. A Type-2 enab­led Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port Sour­ce devices, toge­ther with a Type 2 Dual-Mode Dis­play­Port-to-HDMI adap­tor, will enable sup­port for HDMI 1.4 dis­play modes such 1080p 3D at 60Hz, or Ultra HD (4K x 2K) up to 30Hz frame rate, as well as 1080p with deep color. Type 2 adap­tor pro­to­ty­pes are cur­rent­ly avail­able from mul­ti­ple sup­pliers.

For more infor­ma­ti­on about the Dis­play­Port Dual-Mode Stan­dard, plea­se visit http://www.displayport.org. For more infor­ma­ti­on about VESA, plea­se visit http://www.vesa.org/ or con­nect with us on Face­book, Twit­ter and YouTube.

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