Simula Technology prepares SlimPort products for compatiblity testing
Electronic connectors manufacturer Simula Technology has joined the DisplayPort mixed-signal circuits and IP provider Analogix Semiconductor’s SlimPort Accessories Adopters Program (SAAP).
SAAP is developed by Analogix and is based on core DisplayPort technologies. The SlimPort product line enables the delivery of uncompressed audio and video from a mobile device to HD and legacy displays.
The SlimPort family of transmitters and receivers is compatible with the Mobility DisplayPort (MYDP) digital interface, which allows the standard Micro USB port to be used for both DisplayPort and USB connectivity.
SAAP enables more rapid development with less new-design risk of cables, docking stations and adapters that allow users to connect smartphones, tablet PCs and notebook computers content to large screen displays and companies with SAAP membership.
It has access to documentation and components, as well as technical support from the ADTC-EasyHD Test Lab in Beijing, China and free product certification.
SlimPort enables mobile devices to render on any display, without forcing any form factor changes on the manufacturer. SlimPort connects a mobile device to any display, whether VGA or HDMI, using only three signal pins.
The connection, which is completely transparent to the user, is via ultra-thin SlimPort cables up to five metres in length and the SlimPort supports resolutions from SD up to full HD and 3-D display and 7.1 channel audio capabilities.
Analogix Marketing vice-president Andre Bouwer said Analogix welcomes Simula Technology to SAAP, as their participation further strengthens the accessories ecosystem for SlimPort.
"Consumers want to carry their growing libraries of HD content on a mobile device and view them on larger displays. With SlimPort, makers of mobile phones and other portable devices can feel confident in their commitment to the integration of SlimPort chips or IP cores," said Bouwer.