DVI CHOSEN BY VENDORS OVER FIREWIRE, USB.Common connectors for attaching digital displays to computers should be on the market as soon as next quarter following publication of a draft specification agreed upon by vendors including Intel, Compaq, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. in the Digital Display Working Group. The group has worked on the Digital Visual Interface “DVI” redirects here. For other uses, see DVI (disambiguation).
The Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video interface standard designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital since last September as a way of providing common connections to the digital flat panel Digital Flat Panel (DFP) is a video connector for flat panel displays. It features 20 pins and uses the PanelLink protocol.
Unlike DVI, DFP never achieved widespread implementation. The connector was used by displays such as the Compaq Presario FP400, FP500 and 5204. displays which will supercede conventional analog CRT screens while also supporting them at the same time. The DVI spec supports prior art in the field such as the work done by the VESA Video Electronics Standards Association See VESA.
(body, standard) Video Electronics Standards Association - (VESA) An industry standards organisation created in 1989 or 1990 mostly(?) concerned with IBM compatible personal computers. and Compaq. DVI draws heavily upon Silicon Image Inc's PanelLink technology which supports digital and analog devices rather than competing all-digital mechanisms such as ATI Technologies Inc's DFP (Digital Flat Panel) A digital interface for a flat panel display from VESA (www.vesa.org). Based on the electrical interface of the earlier P&D (Plug & Display) standard, DFP uses TMDS transmission and a 20-pin mini-D ribbon (MDR) connector. work. Silicon Image sells a chip- set DVI implementation that will feature in systems and monitors although other vendors are free to create their own implementations form the spec. Version 1.0 of the spec should be complete by the end of the quarter. The group by-passed other possible connection mechanisms such as USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. or Firewire 1394 claiming they would either add too much to the cost of a system, would require additional compression/decompr ession functions, or simply not have the bandwidth. Silicon Image says DVI recognizes that VGA CRTs are going to be around for at least another ten years. System manufacturers will be able to offer an all-digital DVI connector or digital and VGA analog DVI connections.