Chrontel has started to sample a new device for computer, monitor and TV manufacturers that will make existing LVDS displays compatible with the newest high-speed, high-resolution DisplayPort? standard.
Chrontelís CH7515 DisplayPort receiver/LVDS transmitter enables all-in-one computers, TVs and display monitors to convert DisplayPort video signals generated by a CPU or GPU into LVDS, which is still widely used as a display interface.
The CH7515 is the latest product update of Chrontelís DisplayPort-to-LVDS product line, which offers a range of similar devices at various display resolutions. Chrontelís new CH7515 now supports display resolutions up to QSXGA (2560 x 2048 @ 60Hz refresh rates), 4Kx2K @ 24/30Hz or Full 3D HD (1920 x 1080 @120Hz). The device can automatically detect and switch between 2D and 3D displays. Using 4 Main Link Lanes running at either 1.62 Gb/s or 2.7 Gb/s, the new CH7515 is compliant with both DisplayPort (DP) version 1.1a and embedded DisplayPort (eDP) version 1.2. The device utilizes 4 LVDS output channels to support LVDS panels with 3D capability, or to drive large resolution LVDS panels for TVs and monitors. In addition, the device supports I2S and S/PDIF audio format output.
"Intel and AMD are rapidly converting their CPU products to DisplayPort. Meanwhile many panel vendors continue to rely on LVDS technology. Chrontel offers a line of low-power ICs that enable PC, CE and display OEMs to bridge this divide," explained Dr. David Soo, Chrontel President and CEO, in a statement. "As long as LVDS displays remain cost competitive, Chrontel will support the marketís ongoing needs for DP-to-LVDS conversion chips."
Pricing: The device is offered in a 128-pin TQFP package. The new device will be available at USD 8.00/ea. in high volume. Availability: Chrontel CH7515 samples are currently available, and production volumes will be available in June 2013.
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