DisplayPort is an audio or video high-speed serial interface standard supported by industry leaders in broadcast, consumer, medical, and military applications. This protocol replaces digital video interface (DVI) and high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) outside and LVDS inside the application box for higher resolution (> 4Kx2K), higher frame rate and color bit depth display.
The Altera® DisplayPort MegaCore® function implements a receiver and transmitter at raw bit rate of 1.62, 2.7, or 5.4 Gbps per lane with support to have 1, 2, or 4 differential data pairs (lanes) in a Main Link. Data is 8b/10b encoded where each 8 bits of information is encoded with a 10 bit symbol. So the effective data rates after decoding are 1.296, 2.16, and 4.32 Gbps per lane (or 80% of the total) and support DisplayPort v1.2 specification.