MAY 8--The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA; Milpitas, CA; www.veas.com), an international trade association serving more than 100 member companies participating in the video display market, has released its Coordinated Video Timings (CVT) Standard. This new standard is a method for generating a consistent and coordinated set of standard formats, display refresh rates, and timing specifications for computer display products, both those using CRTs and those using other display technologies. It is intended that this standard will give both source and display manufacturers a common set of tools to enable new timings to be developed in a consistent manner that will ensure greater compatibility.
Graham Loveridge, VESA timing workgroup leader and a director at Genesis Microchip, says, "Our goal for developing this new approach to display timing standards was to enable rapid deployment of new display technologies while maintaining standards compliance for maximum interoperability. In particular, I can see that the CVT Standard will bring down the cost and complexity of high-resolution LCD displays."
The CVT Standard is the latest in a series of new or revised standards released by VESA during the last several months. These include the new Display Color Management, E-EDID EEPROM, and Multi-Display Interface standards; and the revised Video Signal, Flat Panel Mounting, and Display Power Management standards.