ST samples single-chip DisplayPort-to-VGA converter IC - Embedded.com

ST samples single-chip DisplayPort-to-VGA converter IC

Las Vegas, Nev.—STMicroelectronics is sampling a single-chip DisplayPort-to-VGA converter to aid in the rapid transition to DisplayPort as the next-generation display interconnect standard.

The STDP3100 enables DisplayPort-based desktops, workstations and notebooks to connect to legacy analog VGA monitors and projectors. By consolidating a DisplayPort input, VGA output, and supporting functions into a single chip, the STDP3100 replaces current multi-chip solutions to enable smaller, lower power, cost-effective and reliable cable adapters. These adapters will be inserted between the new DisplayPort notebook PCs and the large installed base of legacy monitors and projectors. The STDP3100 can also be embedded in notebook PCs, and docking stations as their chip sets transition to DisplayPort.

The STDP3100 supports a 2-lane DisplayPort receiver compliant with the DisplayPort version 1.1a standard. This supports 1080p high-definition video, on 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) displays capable of displaying over one billion colors. The device has a 20mW stand-by mode to help designers meet initiatives such as the International Energy Agency's 1-W Plan. The STDP3100's small 64-pin 10 x 10mm LQFP package enables it to be integrated into inline cable adapters, notebooks and docking stations.

Pricing: $3.90 each in large volumes.
Availability: Sampling in limited quantities now to lead customers.
Data brief: Click here.

STMicroelectronics, www.st.com

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