IDT Introduces World's First DisplayPort-Based Solution Enabling Multi-Monitor Functionality
Device to Easily Enable Increased Productivity and Improved User Experience for Business and Consumer Applications Such as Finance, Gaming and Graphic Design
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 15, 2009 — IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced the first VESA DisplayPort™-based controller providing complete high-definition multi-monitor capability without the need for an additional graphics card. The IDT PanelPort™ ViewXpand™ solution can be placed within a notebook, on a docking station, in a stand-alone dongle or on DisplayPort-compatible monitors, allowing original design manufacturers the flexibility to customize the multi-monitor experience for their customers.
The plug-and-play configuration of the IDT PanelPort™ ViewXpand™ solution allows end users to enjoy multiple monitors from a single digital output port for each application, such as gaming, graphics design or spreadsheet analysis; or the user can choose to dedicate each monitor to a separate application. Moreover, the IDT ViewXpand device is fully HD compatible and provides full display performance with zero latency and no display application limitations. The ViewXpand solution does not require any system software updates or any Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) testing/qualification, which provides ease of use for end consumers and faster time-to-market for OEMs.
“IDT’s innovative multi-monitor solution is a great example of how DisplayPort’s unique architecture can be leveraged to provide compelling, differentiated and much-valued features for end users,” said Bruce Montag, Chairman of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).
Utilizing DisplayPort interconnect technology, the PanelPort VMM1300 is ideal for a variety of home and office applications, such as finance, gaming, graphic design, industrial design and home entertainment. The IDT VMM1300 is configurable to operate in hub or daisy chain mode, providing increased flexibility. In hub mode, the VMM1300 supports three DisplayPort outputs that can display on up to three monitors. In daisy chain mode, the ViewXpand device supports a connection to downstream devices (for example, another VMM1300) to form the daisy chain of monitors compatible with the current DisplayPort standard. For ease of use, the VMM1300 automatically detects the number of monitors connected and adjusts the resolution accordingly. There is no change required on the source device, thus enabling true plug-and-play operation.
“The DisplayPort standard, when combined with IDT innovation and expertise, continues to provide real-world solutions for IDT customers and consumers. Our breakthrough in multi-monitor display technology allows any system with a DisplayPort port to be instantly multi-monitor capable. Ultimately, multiple monitors is about fundamental productivity gains and improved user experiences. When you spread a desktop or consumer platform across two or more screens, you can see more, toggle windows less, make clearer decisions, accomplish more work in less time and generally have a better user experience,” said Ji Park, vice president and general manager of the IDT Video and Display Operation. “IDT is delighted to be able to extend our innovation and expertise in digital media and display technology to the multi-monitor market.”
The IDT PanelPort device is fully compliant to the DisplayPort 1.1a standard. Additionally, the device supports full video interface and includes HDCP1.3 content protection to play back Blu-ray™ and DVD movies. Lastly, the device, the lowest power multi-monitor solution available, follows the IDT Power Smart initiative, requiring no additional power or external AC adapter when used as a pure DisplayPort dongle. Ultimately, the PanelPort ViewXpand device provides multi-monitor capabilities without sacrificing power or performance on the host device.
Pricing and Availability
The IDT VMM1300 PanelPort device is available in 148-pin 11mm x 11mm QFN package. The device is priced at $15 in quantities of 10,000. For additional information on the IDT VMM1300 device, visit www.IDT.com/go/multimonitor.
About the DisplayPort Standard
The DisplayPort interface standard, as approved by the video electronics standard association (VESA), is designed to be available throughout the industry as an open, extensible standard. DisplayPort was developed to reduce platform costs and drive a common digital interface across PC platforms and components. DisplayPort allows high-definition digital audio to be available to the display device over the same cable as the digital video signal and delivers true plug-and-play with robust interoperability. It is cost-competitive with existing digital display interconnects. For additional information on DisplayPort or on VESA visit www.vesa.org.
With the goal of continuously improving the digital media experience, IDT integrates its fundamental semiconductor heritage with essential innovation, developing and delivering mixed signal solutions that solve customer problems. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI”. Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.
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