DisplayPort Standard Gets New Specs

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Newark, Calif. - New compliance test specifications for cable adaptors for the DisplayPort video interface standard, used mostly with PC monitors, were revealed Tuesday by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).

 The new test documents enable VESA members to test


cable adaptors for compliance through VESA's Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) worldwide, or by completing the new self-testing and reporting option, the association said in a statement.

Bill Lempesis, VESA executive director, stated that the new compliance test specifications will make it easier for member companies to earn the right to use the DisplayPort logo on next-generation technologies.

VESA requires compliance testing before any product can carry the DisplayPort logo.

The new compliance test documents include Dual-Mode DisplayPort-to-HDMI and DisplayPort-to-DVI cable adaptors, using either the standard DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connector.

Compliance for active protocol converters such as DisplayPort-to-VGA or DVI, and HDMI-to-DisplayPort, are also included.

VESA members, including Apple, BizLink, HP, Lenovo and StarTech.com, have completed the adaptor certification process and are shipping video adaptors to consumers.

Authorized third-party test sites include Allion Test Labs in Beaverton, Ore., Shenzhen, China and Taipei, Taiwan; Cable Assemblies and Connector Labs ETC in Taoyuan Hsien, Taiwan; CESI Technology Company in Beijing; Granite River Labs in Santa Clara, Calif.; and Telecommunications Technology Association in Seohyeon-dong, Korea.


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