Samsung Develops World’s First DisplayPort LCD
As for Samsung’s first LCD panel to incorporate DisplayPort, it measures 30 inches and supports a total data rate of 10.8Gbps, which is twice the rate of contemporary display interfaces and thus allows the LCD panel to display a 2,560x1,600 pixel resolution image at 10 bits of color depth (1.07 billion colors) without any color smear. Such a feat is said to require at least three DVI or four LVDS interface chips. The development was a joint effort with Genesis Microchip Inc. of Santa Clara, California. Though we aren’t sure exactly when they will be available, mass production of the 30-inch panels will start in Q2 of 2008.