For a long while now, HDMI cables have been the go-to and most commonplace cable for getting high quality images out of your computer monitors, televisions, and other displays. However, within the last 5 or so years, many high end displays have utilized an even better and more capable cable design, called DisplayPort.
What is DisplayPort and How Does it Work?
At its core, DisplayPort is a digital interface designed to deliver video and audio over a singular cable. Much like HDMI, it can connect a monitor to a data source, like a graphics card, and deliver the video and sound that it’s outputting to the display screen.
At the most basic level, DisplayPort works much like any other cable works when connecting a display to a device that will output audio and video, whether it be a laptop, desktop, graphics card. DisplayPort can be used to transmit audio and video simultaneously, although each is optional and can be transmitted without the other.
What is DisplayPort Used For?
The most common use of DisplayPort is in consumer technology. You’ll find DisplayPort connectors on high-end PC graphics cards, on certain laptops, and on a number of capable monitors that support higher resolutions and refresh rates.
DisplayPort has a number of advantages from a manufacturing standpoint, from a greater bandwidth to expansive feature sets that can be added to over time, to greater integration with new ports and standards like Thunderbolt. From a consumer’s perspective, however, the greatest advantages are in support for higher resolutions and refresh rates, often simultaneously.
Does Quadrangle Work With DisplayPort?
Quadrangle Products Inc. works with a large number of cable types, including eDP (Embedded DisplayPort), DisplayPort, and Mini DisplayPort style cables. Embedded DisplayPort is a high performance audio/visual interface developed through the personal computer industry which allows displays to display in 4k and beyond. eDP cables have become a popular replacement for LVDS display cables which have been the standard since the mid 1990s.
Advantages and Common Uses of eDP Cables
What are some of the advantages of eDP cables over other models and when are they most useful? Here is a brief breakdown to give you a good idea if eDP cables are right for your project.
eDP Cable Advantages
Smaller than similar cable varieties
Require fewer connections than LVDS assemblies
All power, data, and control through one single assembly
eDP Cable Common Uses
HD Displays (monitors, TVs, etc.)
Quadrangle eDP Cable Product Stock
Some of the stock eDP cables we have available include:
You can find the product list here.
Contact Quadrangle Products Inc. About eDP Cables
Are you working on a project that requires you to use eDP cables but aren’t sure exactly what you need? The cable experts at Quadrangle Products Inc. are available to answer any questions you might have and point you in the right direction. Contact us today and check out our cable products page to see some of the models we offer. We create cables for a wide range of industries including aviation, medical, and defense.
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