VESA to Showcase Latest DisplayPort Developments for Mobile Applications at Mobile World Congress

NEWARK, CA – February 23, 2015 – The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) today announced it will showcase the latest mobile-centric developments utilizing the DisplayPort standard at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, from March 2-5. Among these is the new Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) v1.4a standard, published earlier this month, which optimizes small device form factors by enabling higher display integration and lower power. At the same time, VESA continues to develop the DisplayPort Alt Mode ecosystem for the USB Type-C connector, which is expected to become the connector of choice for mobile devices beginning later this year.

eDP 1.4a takes advantage of the VESA Display Stream Compression Standard (DSC), which is also used by MIPI DSI and external display interfaces, including future versions of DisplayPort and DisplayPort Alt Mode for the USB Type-C connector. Moreover, VESA has begun work on an Advanced DSC (A-DSC) protocol that will be optimized for higher-resolution embedded and external displays. New enhancements for DisplayPort are currently in the works that specifically target consumer applications and the USB Type-C connector. These include even higher data rates and the use of DSC with the addition of Forward Error Correction.

VESA will also feature the following demonstrations at MWC:

Display Stream Compression (DSC)

Demonstrates compressed vs. uncompressed video (up to 3:1) side-by-side to showcase the visually lossless performance of this new standard. VESA’s new DSC standard will enable display resolutions beyond what is available today.

5K display

Demonstrates a new display performance level enabled by the latest DisplayPort v1.3 standard, which will enable 5K @ 60Hz displays through a single cable without the use of compression

USB Type-C

Demonstrates the ability to send DisplayPort, super-speed USB, and charging power through a single USB Type-C connector and cable. DisplayPort Alt Mode, developed jointly between VESA and USB, will enable the highest display performance available, along with the high speed data transfer and power delivery functions offered by the USB Type-C connector.


Demonstrates the ability to connect several monitors to a single port on a video source device, such as a laptop or computer, using a daisy-chain or hub configuration. The latest DisplayPort v1.3 standard with High Bit Rate 3 (HBR3) mode can support two 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) displays at 60Hz refresh rate at 24-bit pixel visual quality using the VESA video timing that is used with DisplayPort connections when the Multi-Stream feature is enabled.

“DisplayPort technology is very easy to integrate into mobile device system on chips (SoCs),” said VESA Executive Director Bill Lempesis. “Together with being a royalty-free open standard, this is making it an increasingly popular choice for new mobile devices, both for the internal and external display interface. We look forward to smartphone makers beginning to integrate DisplayPort into their products via the DisplayPort Alt Mode for USB Type-C connectors.”

The VESA booth will be located in Hall 5, Stand 5K70, at the Fira Gran Via Exhibition Center in Barcelona. Media interested in meeting with VESA during the Mobile World Congress can contact David Moreno at  Email Contact.

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