Fresco Logic unveils USB 30 Audio  Video controller thinks one screen good, two screens better

While plenty of glossy or tactile goods have come to light at Computex this year, sometimes the chips, boards and internals need a little love too. Fresco Logic, for example, has unveiled what it claims is the world's first USB 3.0 audio / video class display controller -- the FL2000. Good news for Ultrabook and tablet manufacturers (and other display-based devices of course,) which can benefit from high-quality second display functionality without the need for additional video connectors. Time for another screen in your life, perhaps?

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Fresco Logic Unveils the World's First USB 3.0 Audio/Video Class Display Controller
COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2012

TAIPEI, Taiwan & PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresco Logic, a global fabless semi-conductor company that develops and markets advanced connectivity solutions, today announced its first USB-Display device controller silicon, the FL2000. The announcement was accompanied by a live demo of the device providing Full HD display content to a 2nd monitor with a seamless and high quality user experience at Computex 2012 Taipei. FL2000 is the world's first USB Audio/Video class device controller, conforming to the USB-IF's recently released A/V Device class Specification.

"FL2000 enables manufacturers of small form factor products to provide high-quality secondary display capability over the USB connection they already have, eliminating the need for dedicated video connectors."

"Fresco Logic is very excited about the new USB A/V class because we think USB is uniquely positioned to simultaneously deliver sophisticated audio/video capabilities – and more -- with a single connection," said Robert McVay, CTO of Fresco Logic. "We are pleased to give substance to our commitment to this emerging standard by announcing our first A/V chip today, just 6 months after the specification was adopted."

"With its innovative and patented architecture, FL2000 delivers a great user experience and an affordable Display solution for high-mobility system such as Ultrabooks™, Tablets, Smart Phones, Pico projectors, and even large HD displays and TVs," continued McVay. "FL2000 enables manufacturers of small form factor products to provide high-quality secondary display capability over the USB connection they already have, eliminating the need for dedicated video connectors."