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DisplayPort Standard Gets New Specs

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


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

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

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, 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.