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Integrated Chipsets

DisplayLink DL-1x5 Series

High Performance USB Virtual Graphics

DisplayLink USB virtual graphics technology is the industry-leading solution for easy display and docking station connectivity to notebooks, netbooks, and desktop PCs. The DisplayLink DL-1x5 Series of chips allows manufacturers of USB 2.0-based peripherals, monitors, and projectors to quickly and economically build a variety of innovative display products.

Chips and Software Features

  • Highly integrated ICs include DVI, VGA, TTL and LVDS (FPI) outputs
  • Dual-core decode design (DL-165/DL-195)
  • DisplayLink DL2 video decompression engine
  • Ultra low-power consumption compatible with USB bus powered designs

Output / Display Compatibility

  • HDMI output, with integrated audio, available with external HDMI transmitter
  • High-speed USB 2.0-compliant input and multiple video outputs
  • Multiple video outputs including DVI (TMDS), analog DSUB (VGA)
  • LVDS output for direct connection to an LCD panel
  • Supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 including full HD (1080p)
  • 12/24-bit RGB output (TTL) via external chips for connectivity to external HDMI devices
  • Support for full-screen DVD video playback

Chip Collateral

DisplayLink Compression - DL2

DisplayLink's intelligent image processing algorithms, coupled with the high performance (DDR) memory interface and the DisplayLink DL2 adaptive compression scheme ensure a highly interactive, low latency user experience that is nearly indistinguishable from a traditional monitor connection. This allows smooth window and cursor movement as well as support for full-screen video playback.


  • 19 mm x 19 mm
  • 276-ball PBGA, lead free (RoHS compliant and industry "Green" conformance)
  • 1 mm ball pitch

Reference Design

  • DisplayLink Supplies a complete set of schematics and PCB layout information along with firmware and OS drivers to complete a bus powered or mains powered monitor design
Product Feature DL-115 Dl-125 DL-165 DL-195
Target product Mini-monitors Entry-level monitors & projectors Entry-level docks, mainstream monitors & adapters High-end monitors, docks & adapters
Maximum resolution 1024/600 1280x1024
1440x900 (wide)
1920x1080 (wide)
2048x1152 (wide)
Integrated DVI (TMDS) and analog DAC
Integrated USB 2.0
Dual core decode engines
DisplayLink DL2 compression
Integrated LVDS
Compatible with external Displayport and HDMI (12/24-bit RGB)
32-bit True Color

DisplayLink reserves the right to make technical changes to its products as part of its development program, and features are subject to change without notice.

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