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3Dlabs Oxygen GVX1 - DFP- And Stereo Connectors

Besides the analog standard VGA connector (on the right), there is a DFP connector for digital flat panels. This connector is also known under the name MDR20 and supports appropriate LCD monitors up to a resolution of 1280x1024 @ 60 Hz. If you own a LCD panel with DVI connector, you must buy a DVI-to-DFP adapter available at Foxconn or Molex .

Compared to the maximum (analog) VGA resolution, this DFP resolution is not that high. You should know however, that there are currently no LCD displays with digital connector on the market supporting resolutions higher than 1280x1024. Only NEC offers the 21.1 inch display LCD2110P , that achieves a maximum resolution of 1600x1200. It is only available with an analog VGA connector and not with a digital DFP or DVI connector.

On the far left in the picture you see the 3-pin connector for stereo goggles. Currently Stereographics offers the CrystalEyes goggles . As you can see in the list , up to 60 applications support stereo functionality to display three-dimensional models.

Uwe Scheffel