HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) technology is the industry-leading interface and de-facto standard connecting high-definition (HD) and ultra high-definition (UHD) equipment, from HDTVs and personal computers to cameras, camcorders, tablets, Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, smartphones, etc.. HDMI is also a common interface for onboard connections e.g. to interconnect SoCs and Serializers. Source: http://www.hdmi.org
The mission of the MIPI® Alliance is to benefit the entire mobile industry by establishing standards for hardware and software interfaces in mobile devices. The organization actively promotes and encourages the adoption of these specifications throughout the industry value chain. Source: http://www.mipi.org
Important interfaces are the Camera Serial Interface CSI and Display Serial Interface DSI (D-PHY, C-PHY).
VESA is an international non-profit corporation led by a Board of Directors, which represents a voting membership of more than 200 corporate members worldwide. VESA supports and sets industry-wide interface standards for the PC, workstation, and consumer electronics industries. VESA provides a forum to develop, promote and support open standards for the display industry. Source: http://www.vesa.org
Performs: Delivers a true digital display experience. By delivering the fastest refresh rates, multiple display support from a single connector, the highest resolution and the deepest color depths, DisplayPort delivers the performance needed to get the most out today’s technologies like Blu-Ray or advanced 3-D imaging.
Simple: One USB-sized connector or a Mini DisplayPort connector deliver 21.6 Gbps through one slim plug and play cable. DisplayPort technology enables ultra-thin displays and networks easily, even at distances up to 15 meters (49′).
Versatile: Connects to virtually any device. Simple adaptors allow legacy devices with VGA, DVI and HDMI to connect via DisplayPort. Source: http://www.vesa.org
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection(HDCP) technologies protect high-value digital motion pictures, television programs and audio against unauthorized interception and copying between a digital set top box or digital video recorder and a digital TV or PC. HDCP is a specification developed by Intel Corporation to protect digital entertainment across the digital interfaces.
HDCP has broad industry support from the major players in the digital entertainment value chain, including major motion picture studios, semiconductor companies, consumer electronics manufacturers and computer companies. There are over 500 leading companies that license the technology, and nearly 3 billion HDCP keys have been issued to date. Source: http://www.digital-cp.com/
The OpenLDI specification was developed through the cooperation of companies in the semiconductor, display, computer system, connector, and cable industries to be an open standard for the digital connection of display sources and display devices. This standard is an evolution of the de facto industry standard for the connection of display controllers to LCD panels in notebook computers.
The OpenLDI standard draws upon the work of other standards that are widely used, specifically the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This standard provides a completely digital, plug and play, interface to provide the sharpest, clearest video image obtainable on a digital display device. This standard was developed such that there is no material in this standard for which licensing fees must be paid nor for which membership in a particular organization is required (with the concomitant required sharing of intellectual property) in order to implement this standard.