VESA has introduced the launch of DisplayPort 2.1, which replaces the present DP2.0 specification whereas remaining backward suitable.

Many months have gone into getting ready the brand new commonplace, with VESA working with a number of partnering firms to undertake the brand new specification of their designs. This may change all energetic merchandise utilizing the earlier DP2.0 specification and certify all objects underneath the most recent DisplayPort 2.1 specification. This contains parts similar to graphics playing cards, chips for docking stations, monitor scalar chips, PHY repeater chips (re-timers), and DP40 and DP80 cables of every kind will now be licensed underneath DisplayPort 2.1.

VESA labored diligently to make sure that DisplayPort 2.1 would provide higher throughput with its varied choices for customers, from the usual DP cable, via the USB4 hyperlink (launched this final 12 months to help with a mix of sooner knowledge transfers together with enhanced visible speeds), and the DP USB-C connector. Now, DP 2.1 bandwidth has a administration characteristic that permits faster and extra environment friendly I/O transfers via the USB4 hyperlink connection. The output produces 67% fewer visible artifacts and a 99% bandwidth enhance via DP tunneling packet transports throughout Panel Relay operations.

Reaching better alignment between DisplayPort and USB on a standard PHY has been a very vital effort inside VESA given the numerous overlap in use case fashions between the DisplayPort and USB4 ecosystems. DisplayPort 2.1 brings DisplayPort into convergence with USB4 PHY specs to make sure the best video efficiency throughout a broad vary of client merchandise. Show transport via DisplayPort, with its larger bit charges and confirmed visible high quality of DSC compression even for HDR content material, affords ample bandwidth for the wants of just about each sensible utility. Options similar to driving a number of shows over a single cable, or enabling a number of features on a single port like video, energy and knowledge switch, not require any compromise in video format alternative. The superior capabilities of the DisplayPort video interface are enabled by the invaluable contributions by our greater than 300 member firms from throughout the electronics ecosystem.

— Alan Kobayashi, VESA Board Chair and VESA DisplayPort Process Group Chair

DisplayPort 2.1 Standard Made Official By VESA: Compatible With All DP 2.0 Certified Products, USB4 & USB Type-C 2

VESA-certified DP40 and DP80 UHBR cables. Identical look however with higher efficiency underneath DisplayPort 2.1. Picture source: VESA.

For all of our requirements together with DisplayPort, VESA has invested important sources in testing and auditing procedures, together with interoperability testing of merchandise incorporating VESA specs. That is to make sure that merchandise which are launched to market that declare help of VESA’s requirements meet the high-quality benchmarks that we’ve got established. VESA continues to research and develop new procedures to enhance our auditing course of with a purpose to guarantee strong implementation of high quality merchandise supporting DisplayPort and different VESA specs available in the market. Because of the contributions by check tools distributors, VESA has a stable check infrastructure in place to help wider testing and deployment of DisplayPort 2.1 licensed units within the market.

— James Choate, compliance program supervisor, VESA

Will increase in cable lengths have now been prolonged above DP40 and DP80 cables. The DP40 line receives the identical connectivity as earlier than, however with above two-meter connections, whereas DP80 is allowed the identical however above one-meter connections. Moreover, UHBR efficiency has been improved by providing UHBR10 hyperlink charges, 10 Gbps with 4 lanes, and 40 Gbps most throughput. UHBR20 receives 20 Gbps throughout 4 lanes for 80 Gbps most throughput.