DisplayPort 1.2a Transmitter

Trilinear Technologies Delivers Next Generation DisplayPort 1.2a Transmitter and Receiver Link Controllers

New DisplayPort Controllers Target Multiple FPGA and ASIC Technologies

PORTLAND, Ore. April 9, 2014 – Imaging and display intellectual property (IP) provider, Trilinear TechnologiesTM, Inc., announces the fourth generation of DisplayPortTM link controller cores to its product portfolio. Building on the highly successful line of DisplayPort link controller cores originally introduced in 2007, the Trilinear VF-111T DisplayPort Transmitter and VF-117R DisplayPort Receiver cores have been updated to include full support for the Video Electronic Standards Association (VESA) DisplayPort 1.2a standard and are available for implementation in FPGA or ASIC devices.  Both cores are currently implemented for evaluation in Xilinx FPGAs.

The new generation of Trilinear DisplayPort link controllers provided significantly improved functionality including enhanced support for DisplayPort 1.2a featuring the HBR2 data rate, Multiple Stream Transport (MST), embedded DisplayPort 1.3 with Panel Self-Refresh as well as secondary channel audio and HDCP 2.2 encryption and decryption engines. As with the previous generation of DisplayPort solutions, the new link controllers are highly configurable and include full standards compliance.  Both cores are available for licensing now. The IP is already proven in silicon and licensed by a lead partner.

The Trilinear DisplayPort 1.2a link controllers provide a unique internal architecture that allows integration into both FPGA and ASIC target environments with no loss of performance.  This allows for ASIC prototyping as well as deployment of production quality solutions in FPGA.  Low CPU overhead for each core and standard interfaces such as the AMBA APB-3 allow for easy integration into existing or new designs.

In addition to the DisplayPort Intellectual Property cores, Trilinear Technologies continues to provide a DisplayPort compliant link manager software API for both the transmitter and receiver.  “Software can be a significant piece of any production DisplayPort implementation”, said Carl Ruggiero, CEO for Trilinear Technologies.  “The Trilinear link manager API is DisplayPort compliant and interoperable with devices already in the market.  Coupled with Trilinear’s dedicated support staff, customers can significantly reduce their development risk and bring products to market months ahead of the competition.”

The Trilinear DisplayPort cores are available for demonstration on the FPGA-based Cobra Development System with a complete Software Development Kit (SDK) featuring the DisplayPort-compliant Link Manager. The Cobra development system supports full transmitter and receiver core validation environments and allows for real time testing of all supported lane count and link rate configurations.


Availability and Pricing

The Trilinear DisplayPort VF-111T and VF-117R link controllers have been in production since 2007.  The latest generation cores supporting DisplayPort 1.2a are now available for customer shipment. They are shipped with a Cobra Development Board and a complete SDK featuring the DisplayPort-compliant Link Manager. For more information about the product, its pricing, and how to purchase, go to http://www.trilineartech.com.


About the DisplayPort and the DisplayPort 1.2a 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 1.2a is the latest generation of the digital display interface standard that was approved on May 23, 2012 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 Portland, Ore. and privately funded, is a premier provider of high definition (HD) video hardware IP cores for ASIC implementation and FPGA prototyping. The company services 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-to-market, 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.


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