Sony, Toshiba, Samsung and Nokia Launch New HD Standard for Portable Devices

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Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics, MHL-logo-0410Silicon Image, Sony Corporation and Toshiba Corporation last week formed MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Consortium to develop a new mobile audio/video interface standard for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable consumer electronics (CE) devices to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and displays.  The MHL standard features a single cable with a low pin-count interface able to support up to 1080p high definition video and digital audio while simultaneously providing power to the mobile device.  The MHL Consortium is also announcing the availability of an abridged draft specification available for review at http://www.mhlconsortium.org