VESA has approved version 1.1 of the DisplayPort™ interface standard for use in new designs of flat panel displays, projectors, PCs and CE devices. DisplayPort 1.1 gives manufacturers of LCD panels, monitors, graphics cards, PC chipsets, projectors, peripherals, components, and consumer electronics a next generation digital interface that is designed to replace LVDS, DVI, and eventually VGA. DisplayPort 1.1 adds support for HDCP version 1.3. HDCP support enables viewing of protected content from Blu-ray and HD-DVD optical media over DisplayPort 1.1 connections.

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced today that its
membership has approved version 1.1 of the DisplayPort™ interface standard for
use in new designs of flat panel displays, projectors, PCs and CE devices.

DisplayPort 1.1 gives manufacturers of LCD panels, monitors, graphics cards, PC
chipsets, projectors, peripherals, components, and consumer electronics a next
generation digital interface that is designed to replace LVDS, DVI, and
eventually VGA. DisplayPort provides the ability to connect to both internal and
external displays with a common digital interface. This common interface
capability means that DisplayPort can carry pixels directly from any display
source to any LCD panel, simplifying the design complexity that is present
today. As presented at CES 2007, a DisplayPort Interoperability Guideline is
nearing completion that recommends best practices for providing DVI and HDMI
connectivity via the DisplayPort connector and simple cable adapters.

DisplayPort 1.1 adds support for High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
version 1.3. HDCP support enables viewing of protected content from Blu-ray and
HD-DVD optical media over DisplayPort 1.1 connections.

DisplayPort 1.1 provides for low voltage and low power operation, and enables
improved interoperability and reduced EMI through its unique embedded clock
architecture. Significant advantages over DVI and VGA include a small USB-sized
connector with available latching, two-way display connectivity, optional audio
support, higher performance than dual link DVI at 10.8 Gigabits per second, and
a unique micro-packet architecture that enables new display features.

“The benefits of version 1.1 are significant, and will encourage adoption of
DisplayPort in new generations of computers and consumer electronics equipment,”
said Bill Lempesis, VESA executive director. “Our task groups and committees
within VESA worked very hard to ensure that DisplayPort 1.1 satisfies the
important objectives it is designed for, and as a result, this new version has
widespread support among all the leading computer and consumer electronics
suppliers.”

Available throughout the industry as a free to use, open and extensible
standard, DisplayPort is expected to accelerate adoption of secure digital
outputs on PCs, enable higher levels of display performance, and introduce high
volume digital displays that are simpler, thinner, and easier to use than VGA.