Video Display Signals and the MAX9406 DP-HDMI/DVI Level Shifter—Part I

By: Walter Chen

Abstract: This application note is the first of a two-part article. Part I examines the current TV and PC display-cable interfaces and covers the features of RGBHV, HDMI™, and VGA. Refer to Part II of this article (application note 4313) for detailed background on DVI™ and how the MAX9406 is used as a suitable digital-display cable driver.