Parade Technologies launches P195 and P196 DisplayPort 2.0 to HDMI 2.1 converters

Published: Aug 8th 2021, 08:02 GMT   Comments

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Parade Launches DisplayPort™ 2.0 -to- HDMI™ 2.1 Protocol Converter Solutions

Protocol Converter Chips provide full HDMI 2.1 performance for Computer Mother Boards and Dongle Accessory Applications

San Jose, Calif.— 3 August 2021 —Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO), a leading high-speed interface, video display, and touch controller IC supplier, announces the availability of the PS195 and PS196 DisplayPort™ 2.0 to HDMI™ 2.1 protocol converters for computer system motherboards, docking stations, and protocol converter dongle applications.

The PS195 and PS196 products are fully compliant with the VESA® DisplayPort v2.0 and HDMI™ v2.1 specifications. The DP receiver supports up to 4 lanes at the HBR3 (8.1Gbps) link rate and supports optional DSC compression, both in decoding of the DP input or pass-through to the HDMI output. The HDMI output supports up to 4 lanes of FRL at a 12Gbps data rate per lane, enabling display resolutions up to 10K when using DSC pass-through.  The HDMI output also provides backward compatibility with HDMI 2.0 and earlier versions, providing TMDS™ signaling up to 6.0 Gbps.  HDMI 2.1 enhanced refresh rate and low latency features including Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Media Switching (QMS) and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) are supported.

Parade’s PS195 and PS196 DP 2.0 to HDMI 2.1 protocol converters offer the best power performance available on the market.  The very low power consumption during standby and low power states greatly benefits portable system battery life.

“PS19x HDMI 2.1 converter family enables HDMI 2.1 on host systems and accessories to bring about 8K and higher display resolution,” says Jimmy Chiu, Executive VP of Marketing at Parade Technologies. “Parade continues the success of the PS185/PS186 DP 1.4 – HDMI 2.0 converter family.”

Parade HDMI protocol converter, retimer, and redriver products are the most proven and popular HDMI signal integrity components in the industry.  They offer the widest HDMI compliance test margins and system interoperability.


The PS195 and PS196 are sampling now.  They are available in a 7mm x 8mm 74-pin QFN package.

Key Features

DisplayPort 2.0 Receiver

  • Compliant with DisplayPort Specification Version 2.0 for RBR, HBR, HBR2 and HBR3
  • Accepts 1, 2, and 4 DisplayPort main-link lanes
  • Supports SSC up to 0.5% down spread
  • DPCD supports DP v2.0 data structure
  • HDCP 2.3 and HDCP 1.3
  • VESA Display Stream Compression Standard (DSC) v1.1/1.2a Bitstream Handling and FEC policy, DSC decoder and pass-through mode
  • Supports DP source detection via AUX channel
  • DP input port support lane swapping and polarity swapping
  • Supports Horizontal Blanking Expansion (HBE)
  • Supports Adaptive Sync Video
  • Supports CEC-Tunneling-over-AUX

HDMI 2.1 Transmitter

  • Compliant with HDMI Specification Version 2.1
  • TMDS data rate up to 6Gbps
  • FRL data rate up to 12Gbps
  • SCDC (Status and Control Data Channel)
  • HDCP 2.3 and HDCP 1.4
  • Supports DSC pass-through mode
  • TMDS and FRL modes with scrambling for EMI/RFI reduction
  • Supports FRL FFE
  • Supports static and dynamic HDR
  • Supports up to 8 channels of 16-/20-/24-bit audio up to 192kHz sample frequency
  • Supports IEC 60958 L-PCM, IEC 61937 compressed audio and 32-ch L-PCM 3D audio.
  • Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Media Switch(QMS), Auto Low Latency Mode(ALLM) and Dynamic Auto Lipsync (DALS)
  • Supports DVI output format


  • Supports multiple color formats:
  • DP: RGB 6/8/10/12 bits per component (bpc); YCbCr4:4:4/ YCbCr4:2:2 /YCbCr4:2:0 8/10/12 bpc
  • HDMI: RGB 8/10/12 bpc; YCbCr4:4:4, YCbCr4:2:2 and YCbCr4:2:0 8/10/12 bpc
  • Supports color space conversion
  • Supports DP Adaptive-Sync Video to HDMI VRR conversion
  • Contents protection HDCP repeaters with on-chip keys
  • Supports DP HDCP 2.3 to HDMI HDCP 1.4 conversion
  • On-chip Arm Cortex-M4 processor with Secure Boot
  • 95V Core, 1.2V I/O, and 3.3V I/O power supply
  • External 25MHz ±50ppm crystal
  • External 3.3V SPI Flash speed up to 54MHz
  • 0°C to 70°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range
  • 74-pin 7x8mm QFN Halogen free RoHS package

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