Samsung 30″ LCD: First DisplayPort LCD

Samsung 30″ LCD with DisplayPort

Size: 30″
Pixel Format: 2560 x 1600
LCD Technology: Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (S-PVA)
Viewing Angle: 180/180
Brightness: 300 cd/m2

Samsung announced the world’s first LCD using the DisplayPort video interface on July 25, 2007. DisplayPort is a next-generation interconnect that might replace VGA, DVI, LVDS and even HDMI. With DisplayPort, the 30″ LCD with a pixel format of 2560 x 1600 without any performance degradations as the graphics data bandwidth is more than double the fastest interfaces today at 10.8Gbps. Apple’s 30″ Cinema HD display requires a dual-link DVI connection. With Samsung’s new LCD only a single DisplayPort interface is required leading to smaller, simpler and eventually cheaper connections. Samsung worked closely with Genesis Microchip to develop a 4-lane, 2.7Gbps/lane interface chip that can process 2560 x 1600 pixels at 10-bit color depths. This single DisplayPort interface with that kind of capability would have required three DVI or four LVDS interface chips according to Samsung. “We are pleased to be the first LCD manufacturer in the world to create a panel with a DisplayPort interface. We have received many inquiries from computer integrators interested in DisplayPort-based LCD panels, which prompted an acceleration of our R&D for this first DisplayPort LCD panel,” said Brian Berkeley, Vice President, Samsung LCD Business, who is leading the company’s DisplayPort development efforts. Mass production of the 30″ DisplayPort panel is scheduled to begin in the Q2’08

Source: Samsung

[tags]Samsung, 30″, LCD Monitor, 2560 x 1600, DisplayPort, S-PVA[/tags]

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