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VESA certifies Mini DisplayPort as standard

updated 09:00 am EST, Tue November 10, 2009

VESA greenlights mDP

The VESA group today officially released Mini DisplayPort as a finalized standard. Known for short as mDP, the Apple-developed connector can now be used by other companies to attach displays with the expectation that they will meet all the DisplayPort 1.1a specs. It's expected that mDP will find its way into notebooks beyond the MacBook line but also into video cards with many video outputs, such as the upcoming six-display Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition.

The format continues to support adapters for translating the output to DVI, HDMI and VGA.

In the future, mDP will be rolled into the near-complete DisplayPort 1.2 standard, although its size leaves it uncertain as to whether it will get the 3D, 120Hz refresh rates or 2160p resolution of full-size DisplayPort connectors.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    -1

    So...

    I thought it was approved last year. Guess that was just when Apple submitted it.

    And I don't see this all of a sudden sending the mini-display port market through the roof. Very few have even jumped on the display port bandwagon.

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