Gennum develops in-wire technology for 100-foot DisplayPort cables originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 08 Dec 2008 00:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Monday, December 08, 2008
Now that DisplayPort is becoming more of a household name (like it or not), we're thrilled to see someone making sure we can run an external monitor from more than a stone's throw away. Gennum has stepped in with its ActiveConnect DisplayPort solution, which embeds a small semiconductor within a DisplayPort cable to actively push signals up to 30-meters (around 100-feet) without the need for a costly, cumbersome extender box. There's no word yet on which interconnect companies have signed on to produce these sophisticated strands, but we'd expect to hear more by the time CES 2009 gets underway. Full release is after the break.