DisplayLink to Connect Via USB 3.0 to Any Device
DisplayLink is going to be on-hand at the Intel Developer Forum to show off its latest breakthrough. The company will showcase how using USB 3.0 will allow it to connect any device at any resolution to its product which will open up a whole new array of displays, docking stations, and various other integrated devices. Now, DisplayLink specalizes in making chips for USB graphics, that is, connecting a display or docking station via USB in order to get a picture. Previously, you were limited in how large a resolution could be used but now with the advent of USB 3.0, that limitation will seemingly disappear. The new DisplayLink chips will be the DL-3000 and DL-1000 and will support display and network connectivity, audio, and HD video support along with properitary real-time compression technology that will fully utilize the USB 3.0 throughput. This means that multiple HD videos, large resolutions, and network data can be processed at once. This will be a dramatic increase over the USB 2.0 chips and will also enable delivery via Gigabit Ethernet ports. There will be many options to connect to a monitor or TV, including USB to HDMI, DVI, VGA, and DisplayPort. There will also be support to connect up to two HD displays at one time.
Products with the DL-3000 and DL-1000 chips will be appearing in the first half of 2011.