Samsung has released the first LCD panel that uses the new DisplayPort interface.
Their new 30" LCD panel has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, 6ms response time, 300 nits brightness and transmits graphics data at 10.8Gbps through the DisplayPort.
Samsung developed its 30" panel using a new four-lane, 2.7Gbps/lane interface chip. The interface technology processes 2560x1600 pixels of graphics data at up to 10 bits of color depth or 1.07 billion colors, a feat that would normally require at least three DVI or four LVDS interface chips. "We are pleased to be the first LCD manufacturer in the world to create a panel with a DisplayPort interface," said Brian Berkeley, vice president, Samsung LCD Business, who is leading the company's DisplayPort development efforts. "We have received many inquiries from computer integrators interested in DisplayPort-based LCD panels, which prompted an acceleration of our R&D for this first DisplayPort LCD panel." Samsung was the only LCD panel maker participating in the original DisplayPort working (standards) group formed in 2004. Samsung's new 30" LCD also offers the company's proprietary Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (S-PVA) liquid crystal technology for 180° viewing angle, and 300nits brightness.
The LCD display should enter mass production in the second quarter of next year.