ICVR Wants DisplayPort Type C VR Headset Standard

by Bob Raikes

LG Electronics, Analogix Semiconductor, Tencent, and Dell have combined to establish a group, ICVR, LLC, to develop VR source interfaces for mobile devices, PCs and other consumer electronics. The aim is to use the …

Tags:Analogix| Augmented Reality| Dell| DisplayPort| Interfaces| LG Electronics (LGE)| Mobile Display Monitor| USB| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 21

Intel to Widen Availability of Thunderbolt 3

by Bob Raikes

Intel is to make Thunderbolt 3 more widely available by first integrating the interface into new Intel CPUs and then by making the specification available to other chipmakers on a royalty-free basis next year. …

Tags:Intel| Interfaces| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 24 - Issue 20

THine Boosts V-by-One Speed

by Bob Raikes

Thine Electronics of Japan has announced the latest V-by-One US interface, which is an extension of the V-by-One HS technology and is designed for UltraHD, 4K and 8K displays. The transmission rate of the …

Tags:Interfaces| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| UltraHD| Vol 24 - Issue 12

USB Type-C Locking Connector Standard Approved by USB-IF

by Isaac Oburu

Through years, there has been a constant growth of industrial applications adopting USB interface for interconnection. However, the non-locking USB connector mating mechanism is often found less secure in the industrial environments. For the …

Tags:Interfaces| USB

Lattice Develops “Best of Both Worlds” Interface Chip

by Bob Raikes

We have mostly reported on Lattice Semiconductor in its capacity as the buyer of HDMI developer, Silicon Image. However, now that the companies have combined their technologies, they have a new class of chip, …

Tags:Interfaces| Lattice Semiconductor (Silicon Image)| Mipi| Mobile Display Monitor| Semiconductors| Vol 23 - Issue 19

Passive RFID Used as Low Cost Input Devices

by Steve Sechrist

In case you missed it last week, ACH CHI conference took place in San Jose. This is the world class conference on human-computer interaction that looks to define and enhance the cutting-edge research in …

Tags:Interfaces| Touch Interfaces| Vol 23 - Issue 19

Is This the Right Time to Buy a UHD TV?

by Tom Allen

UltraHD TVs are now well-established in the market; it is difficult to find a 55″+ set that is FullHD any more. Similarly, HDR is now in its second year of mainstream use. However, technology …

Tags:DisplayPort| HDMI| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Interfaces| MHL| Vol 23 - Issue 38

LG Enables VR Through SlimPort

by Tom Allen

Analogix Semiconductor has announced LG’s G5 smartphone and LG 360 VR headset both feature SlimPort connectivity. The technology provides DisplayPort over USB-C, and is used to enable VR in the headset. The phone uses …

Tags:Analogix| Back Panel| HMDs (Head Mounted Displays)| Interfaces| LG Electronics (LGE)| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphones| USB| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 13

iPhone 7 Case Suggests No Curve

by Tom Allen

Photos that are said to be of the case for the iPhone 7 have appeared online – and, as (infamously) rumoured, it lacks a headphone jack. The Lightning connector will apparently be used to …

Tags:Apple| Interfaces| iPhone| Mobile Display Monitor| OLEDs| Vol 23 - Issue 09

Sony Seeks User Feedback on Prototypes

by Tom Allen

Sony has announced a new R&D project called the Future Lab Program. The initiative will share concept prototypes with users while they are in the development stage, and seek feedback and inspiration. The first …

Tags:Events| Interfaces| Mobile Display Monitor| sony| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 09| Wearables

THine Brings 8k in Q3

by Tom Allen

THine Electronics, creator of the V-by-One internal interface, has announced that its V-by-One US technology will be released in Q3’15. V-by-One US is capable of handling 16Gbps speeds per lane (THine Claims 16Gbps Interface), …

Tags:Chips| Interfaces| Large Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| V-by-one| Vol 23 - Issue 06