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NXP Offers new Products for DisplayPort and HDMI Switches
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
DisplayPort from NXP is a VESA-approved digital display interface, and is advanced digital audio/video interconnect; to be used mainly between a computer and its display monitor or a home-theater system. Using a DisplayPort connector directly to a DVI or HDMI interface, NXP's simple interfacing solution with embedded ESD protection lets users connect a multi-standard source.
Recently, the company introduced two high-performance switches supporting DisplayPort and HDMI architectures. These products include the CBTL06DP213, a bi-directional switch for DisplayPort 1.2 applications. It provides bandwidth of more than 11 GHz; and the CBTL06GP212, the industry’s first switch to allow simultaneous support for both DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4.
Meant for DisplayPort (DP) v1.2, v1.1a or Embedded DisplayPort applications operating at data rate of 1.62 Gbit/s, 2.7 Gbit/s or 5.4 Gbit/study, CBTL06DP213 is an NXP third generation high-performance multi-channel multiplexer. It is created with the help of NXP proprietary high-bandwidth pass-gate technology and it can be used for 1 : 2 switching or 2 : 1 multiplexing of four high-speed differential AC-coupled DP channels.
“DisplayPort and HDMI have evolved to support very high-bandwidth audio/visual applications, and OEMs worldwide are embracing these standards in computing systems, mobile devices and displays,” said Grahame Cooney, general manager, high-speed interfaces and clocks, watches and graphics drivers, NXP Semiconductors (News - Alert).
Adding, “By delivering extremely high speeds and excellent performance, NXP’s interface components are enabling the design of high-performance DisplayPort and HDMI systems meeting rigorous OEM requirements. With the CBTL06GP212, we’re also enabling exciting new combo connectors that provide all-in-one support for both DP and HDMI.”
Recently, the company introduced the TDF8599C, a new automotive stereo Class-D amplifier aimed at sound systems in cars where high power output and efficiency are needed.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman