DisplayLink announced it plans to add USB 3.0 support to its technology in the second half of 2010. The company will release a chip that enables 4.8Gbps video transmissions over the USB 3.0 protocol, the first products with the new technology may appear by the end of 2010 or early 2011.
DisplayLink already sells a USB 2.0 version of its chip. The current chip is used in laptop docking stations, pocket-sized video adapters and monitors.
Running Windows 7, DisplayLink's USB 2.0 chips enable games to be displayed at 60 frames-per-second and in high-def video at 26 to 27 frames per second, Crespo said. The USB 3.0 chip will be even faster, enabling monitors connected to laptops and netbooks to display HD video and 3D games without any flickers, he added.