The Trilinear Technologies VF-117R Link Controller is a fifth-generation core which implements support for the DisplayPort 1.4 standard. The highly integrated design includes the Main Link, Secondary Channel and AUX Channel functions. In addition, HDCP and embedded DisplayPort support are available. The core is highly configurable and can support multiple link rates from 1.62Gbps to 8.1Gbps across 1, 2, or 4 lanes.
The Trilinear VF-117R core has been thoroughly validated using industry accepted DisplayPort compliance test suites. In addition, the core has passed significant interoperability testing and is shipping in numerous production systems. The core is currently shipping in both ASIC and FPGA implementations.
The video output port is implemented using an industry standard sync and data interface which simplifies integration into existing systems. For systems that include a host processor, access is provided via a 32-bit AMBA APB4 bus interface. For most receiver applications, a host processor is not required. Audio interfaces are supported through multiple I2S ports or a SPDIF port. An integrated I2C master provides access to either on-chip or an external EDID ROM.
The VF-117R core ships with a DisplayPort compliant software stack and a fully documented API. The core is available for evaluation on the Trilinear Technologies’ Cobra Development platform. This FPGA based reference system provides a complete development environment for core evaluation as well as early software development.