NVIDIA patents improved VGA connector

— 1:38 AM on September 21, 2005

NVIDIA has been granted a patent for an improved VGA connector. Here's a snippet from the patent's abstract:

An improved VGA connector that supports enhanced graphic performance by internally incorporating one or more functions of fusing, filtering, shielding, and the controlling of signal line impendances. The improved VGA connector is dimensionally interchangeable with many aspects of standard VGA connectors, and use standard pin-outs that mate with mating connectors. Integral DACs can be included to provide analog outputs.
Standardizing filtering and other features in a new VGA connector could go a long way towards improving video signal quality, particularly for low-end graphics cards manufactured with cheap components. However, there's no telling when—or even if—the improved VGA connector will make its way into a commercial product. Thanks to HKEPC Hardware for the tip.
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