HDMI and DVI

DDC DVI borrowed the I2C for the DDC lines, and then the HDMI carried it over. This was a short sighted choice of protocol because they did not foresee the DVI and HDMI would be used way beyond the simple system of one DVD player to one TV. Although both relaxed the max DDC capacitance to 700 […]

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DisplayPort

Multiple Monitor Support This is aimed particularly at mobile devices with limited connector space. Backwards Compatibility Dual-mode DisplayPort (also known as DisplayPort++) can directly output single-link HDMI and DVI signals using a simple passive adapter that adjusts from the different connector and the lower voltages used by DisplayPort. When a DVI or HDMI passive adapter is […]

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E-Ink

Its been a long time coming for E-Ink displays to be available for general use (i.e. for customers not committing to 1 million units a year!).  These distributors are carrying them: www.craftdata.co.uk Temperature Range More limited than for LCD screens.   An operating temperature range of 0º to +50ºC seems to be typical for an E-Ink […]

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LCD Displays

Transmissive Backlight is required. Displays not easily read in sunlight Transflective The reflective properties allow the display to be read in bright sunlight where the backlight fails. Transflective displays are typically more expensive due to the manufacturing process. LCD Screen Viewing Angle Look at the LCD front on and imagine a 45º cone coming out […]

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