IDT VLX1000 in DisplayPort-to-RJ-45 Adapter Enables the Use of Low Cost Networking Cables to Carry Full HD DisplayPort Signals for Projection and Signage Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif., January 4, 2011 – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT ®; NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, and ICT-LANTO, a leading high frequency interconnect solutions provider, today announced the introduction of the industry’s first DisplayPort-over-Ethernet adapter based on the IDT VLX1000 PanelPort™ LinkXtend™ device. This product enables the transmission of DisplayPort signals over standard Ethernet cables for a cost effective long distance display cabling solution, perfect for projectors and digital signage applications.
The IDT VLX1000 PanelPort LinkXtend is a DisplayPort-based device that provides amplification, re-drive capability, and signal reconditioning for extended cable links from computers to remote monitors, projectors, and digital signage. The device is the world’s first solution to provide jitter clean up and full link layer repeater functionality in a single chip. It can be connected serially through standard Ethernet cables, offering a cost effective full HD digital display connectivity solution for enterprise, small business and home environments.
“The IDT VLX1000 is an ideal device for use in this type of innovative DisplayPort interconnect adapter,” said Jerry Tsai, general manager of ICT-LANTO. “DisplayPort is becoming a common digital display interface for PCs and monitors. As the adoption of DisplayPort increases, so will the need for long distance cabling solutions, which can be cost and performance prohibitive if customers wish to enable High Bit Rate (HBR) connections. Our new DisplayPort-to-RJ-45 adapter solves this issue by allowing the use of inexpensive networking cables to transmit uncompressed DisplayPort digital display and audio data.”
The IDT VLX1000 supports up to four lanes with link rates of 2.7 Gbps for a total of 10.8 Gbps bandwidth that allows up to 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution. The device offers full Hollywood content security support and requires no external power source for use in adapters or dongles, removing the need for bulky power converters.
“AMD, Dell, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, Samsung Electronics and LG Display recently announced intentions to accelerate adoption of scalable and lower power digital interfaces such as DisplayPort into the PC,” said Ji Park, vice president and general manager of the Video and Display Operation at IDT. “Devices such as the IDT VLX1000 and other DisplayPort products from IDT will help to enable this transition. Adapters and translators from companies such as ICT-LANTO that make use of the IDT DisplayPort solutions broaden the overall ecosystem and ease the adoption of DisplayPort devices.”
“This is a key product innovation from IDT and ICT-LANTO that leverages the unique technical features of DisplayPort to reduce end-user solution costs and enable broader adoption of DisplayPort in projectors and monitors”, said Bruce Montag, chairman of the Video Electronics Standards Association.
The IDT VLX1000 is compliant with DisplayPort v1.1a, VESA DDM Standard, HDCP v1.3, and EDID v1.4. It is available in an 81-pin BGA package. Visit www.idt.com/go/LinkXtend for more information.
The DisplayPort-over-Ethernet adapter will be on display in the VESA booth at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6-9, 2011.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, combines analog and digital technology to develop system-level innovations that optimize customers’ applications and enrich the end-user experience. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. 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. Follow IDT on Twitter and Facebook.
ICT-LANTO is a technical-oriented company that focuses on development of high-frequency interconnect and cable products. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, ICT-LANTO offers industry-wide, complete interconnect and cabling solutions in a variety of video, audio and data standards. Visit www.ICT-LANTO.com for more information.
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