DisplayLink--a technology that allows users to connect multiple monitors to a single system, via USB--though a useful tool, has unable to display certain high resolutions including some HD resolutions.
With more and more monitors moving to the 16:9 HD format, it comes as no surprise (or maybe a pleasant surprise) that DisplayLink announced today that it's giving its tech a shot in the arm.
Hot off the heels of its Linux news, the company announced three new DisplayLink processors that have already been deployed in Samsung's new SyncMaster LapFit LD190N and LG220G USB companion monitors. Both are currently available in Europe and Asia.
The new DL-1x5 series consist of three processors: the DL-195, the DL-165, and the DL-125. The DL-1x5 Series is compliant with DVI (TMDS), analog (DSUB15), as well as LVDS for direct connection to an LCD panel and 12/24-bit RGB (TTL) for connectivity to external DisplayPort or HDMI devices.
The maximum supported resolutions for each processor are as follows.
- Up to 2,048x1,152 for the DL-195, designed for high-end monitors, docking stations, and adapters.
- Up to 1,920x1,080 for the DL-165, designed for cost-effective docks, mainstream monitors, and adapters.
- Up to 1,440x1,050 for the DL-125, designed for entry-level monitors, minimonitors, and projectors.
DisplayLink's new DL-125/165 and 195 processors are available to system manufacturers today. DisplayLink says to expect consumer monitors, using the technology in the U.S. within a month or so.