The high bandwidth available to SuperSpeed USB means this standard can do a lot more then enabling high transfer speeds in external storage devices since DisplayLink just announced their future DL-3000 and DL-1000 chips that can drive multiple USB 3.0 connected HD monitors and other bandwidth sensible devices.
Basically, these new chips will enable the creation of USB or Ethernet bus powered monitors
, USB docking stations with graphics, networking, and audio, USB to DVI, VGA, DisplayPort or HDMI adapters for multi-display notebooks or TV connectivity and a series of other devices that need high bandwidth in order to function properly.
And since USB 3.0 provides more then eight times the transfer speed of USB 2.0, the chips will be able to transmit two Full HD videos
simultaneously together with multi-channel audio and HDCP 2.0, for protected content playback, without losing the compatibility with previous DisplayLink USB 2.0 graphics devices.
"DisplayLink technology has enabled the new category of universal docking stations, in addition to zero clients and other devices that are used by major corporations and educational institutions globally," added Dennis Crespo, executive vice president of marketing and business development at DisplayLink.
All of this sounds really exciting, since the speed available to USB 3.0
has surely enabled manufacturers to develop universal notebook docks and other innovative products, but, unfortunately, DisplayLink does not provide us with any dates or manufacturers that have chosen to use this chips, so it may take a while until this type of USB 3.0 connected devices will become available.
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