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Drive monitor controllers feature DisplayPort input

Posted: 11 Jan 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:direct drive monitor controllers? VESA standard? DisplayPort? CES 2008?

Genesis Microchip Inc. has announced the availability of a new family of direct drive monitor controllers featuring the VESA standard DisplayPort input. The gm580x6 series, which the company claims is the industry's first direct drive monitor controllers, includes the gm58026H and gm58066H controller devices that provide highly integrated solutions for DisplayPort entry and mainstream direct drive monitor applications.

The gm580x6 series devices integrate a DisplayPort receiver, monitor controller and multistandard LCD panel timing controller (TCON) in a single-ship solution. Direct drive monitors use DisplayPort and high levels of silicon integration to reduce the complexity of both the LCD monitor itself and the interconnect when compared to conventional monitors using VGA or DVI interfaces, said Genesis.

The gm580x6 family supports resolutions through WUXGA at 6- 8-or 10bit input color depths using one, two or four DisplayPort lanes, depending on the application. The devices also provide complete support for DisplayPort content protection (with onboard HDCP key), optional 2-channel audio over the DisplayPort link, keypad support for on/off and brightness controls, green/amber/red LED indicators and support for a Microsoft Vista compliant MCCS command set. These combine to provide a complete set of monitor features on a single device, using no external crystal or regulator, said Genesis.

The devices are being showcased at this year's CES event at the VESA DisplayPort Pavilion in the Sands Expo and Convention Center Techzone.

- Gina Roos

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