New DisplayPort Controllers Include a Development System and Policy Maker
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. – January 3, 2011 – Imaging and display intellectual property (IP) provider, Trilinear Technologies, Inc., announced the addition of two new DisplayPort link controller cores to its product portfolio. The Trilinear VF-111T DisplayPort Transmitter core and VF-117R DisplayPort Receiver core support the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) DisplayPort 1.1a standard and are available for implementation in FPGA or ASIC devices. Both cores are currently implemented for evaluation on Xilinx Virtex5, Virtex6, and Spartan 6 FPGAs.
The new Trilinear family of DisplayPort link controllers supports data rates of 1.62Gbps or 2.7Gbps over 1, 2, or 4 separate differential pairs, providing over twice the bandwidth of DVI or HDMI connections. The link controllers are highly configurable and include full standards compliance, including support for high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) 1.3 encryption as well as secondary channel data for audio streams.
In addition to the DisplayPort Intellectual Property cores, Trilinear Technologies has developed a DisplayPort compliant link policy maker for both the transmitter and receiver. “The link policy maker is a significant portion of any DisplayPort implementation”, said Todd Previte, Director of Software Engineering for Trilinear Technologies. “The Trilinear link policy maker is both DisplayPort compliant and interoperable with shipping products. This can help customers to bring products to market months ahead of the competition.”
The Trilinear DisplayPort cores ship with the Viper Development System and a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) featuring the DisplayPort-compliant Policy Maker. The development system includes a host processor and peripheral suite controlled via the TRIMON ROM monitor. TRIMON is a full-featured monitor with a robust API that offers driver level access to the onboard hardware. Customer applications can be developed, downloaded and tested from within the TRIMON interface, allowing for simultaneous hardware and software evaluation efforts.
“At Trilinear Technologies we are committed to providing our customers with solutions that enable them to quickly create advanced HD digital video products on both ASIC and FPGA platforms,” said Carl Ruggiero, CEO, Trilinear Technologies. “The DisplayPort cores are the first in a developing line of products that meet our customer needs and today’s leading standards. We will continue to develop this product family to meet the evolving DisplayPort standard.”
Availability and Pricing
The Trilinear DisplayPort VF-111T and VF-117R link controllers are now available for customer shipment. They are shipped with a Viper Development Board and a complete SDK featuring the DisplayPort-compliant Policy Maker. For more information about the product, its pricing, and how to purchase, go to http://www.trilineartech.com.
About the DisplayPort and the DisplayPort 1.1a Interface Standard
DisplayPort is the next generation digital display interface standard designed to replace HDMI, DVI, LVDS, and eventually VGA. DisplayPort offers higher performance, reduced complexity, and a roadmap for future display technologies. The standard is backed by Dell, HP, Lenovo, ATI, NVIDIA, Genesis, Samsung, Philips, LG, and other leaders in the PC and display markets.
DisplayPort 1.1a is a digital display interface standard that was approved on January 11, 2008 and put forth by VESA. It defines a new license-free, royalty-free, digital audio/video interconnect, intended to be used primarily between a computer and its display monitor, or a computer and a home-theater system. Its competitor, HDMI is the current standard for digital connection for high-definition consumer electronics devices. HDMI is a compact audio/video interface that transmits uncompressed digital data from set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, personal computers, video game consoles, and AV receivers to compatible digital audio devices, computer monitors, and digital televisions.
About Trilinear Technolgies, Inc.
Trilinear Technologies Inc., headquartered in Lake Oswego, Ore. and privately funded, is a premier provider of high definition (HD) video hardware IP cores for ASIC implementation and FPGA prototyping. The company is targeting the broadcast, consumer display, medical, mobile devices, military, and security markets. Trilinear’s IP cores enable customers producing high quality chips to enjoy faster product design, shorter time-tomarket, and overall cost reduction. The company sells its products through a network of distributors. For more information about the company and its products, please visit http://www.trilineartech.com.