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ST's A/V converters bridge HDMI, DisplayPort

Posted: 18 Jun 2012     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DisplayPort  HDMI  display 

STMicroelectronics unveils the "Mystique" family of products, said to be the first high-speed active-protocol bi-directional converters for managing audio and video signals between the widely-used DisplayPort and HDMI digital-display interface technologies.


Mystique stands out as the most advanced Audio/Video converter SoC to date, said ST. Its unique bi-directional conversion of HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 formats ensures seamless connectivity among various consumer and commercial computer and multimedia equipment, including Blu-ray disc players, game consoles, docking stations, laptops, tablets, digital signs, and Thunderbolt devices. ST's converters also enable the ultimate multimedia experience by supporting the new ultra high-definition 4Kx2K displays (4096x2160p is 4 times Full HD) and 7.1-channel surround sound.

The Mystique converters accept and output DisplayPort 1.2 High Bit Rate 2 data, at 5.4Gpbs per lane, so only two data pairs are required to drive a Full HD 120Hz TV, minimising cable and component cost and signal routing space in product design. OEMs can expand their connectivity solutions across a broad range of existing and new products by developing external dongles and docking stations supporting both HDMI and DisplayPort standards for enterprise, mobile and home use.

Mystique is based on ST's advanced DisplayPort technology with its proven track record of delivering the highest compatibility and reference standards with all major graphics-board and test-equipment manufacturers, said the company. The new DisplayPort 1.2 standard enables wider bandwidth data of up to 21.6Gbit/s, and multi-stream transmission through a single cable for 'daisy chain' and 'tile' display applications. It also offers the best radio frequency immunity in the mobile-product segment, noted ST.

The Mystique supports audio up to 7.1CH from 32kHz to 192kHz and high bit-rate audio and RGB and YUV video formats with deep colour up to 16 bits/colour. It is optimised for low-power operation.

The products in the Mystique family include the STDP2600—HDMI 1.4 to Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP++) converter, the STDP2650—DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI 1.4 converter, and the STDP2690—DisplayPort 1.2 to Dual-Mode DisplayPort (DP++) converter. All devices are sampling now and are targeted for high-volume OEM and ODM business.

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