The PS186V is an automotive grade (AEC-100 Grade 2 qualified) DisplayPort v1.4a to HDMI 2.0b video interface converter.  The input is a DP v1.4a compliant upstream facing port that accepts audio and display data, and the output is an HDMI 2.0b compliant downstream facing port.  In addition to accepting native DisplayPort, the PS186V can also be driven by a USB-C® interface through the use DisplayPort Alt Mode, which is commonly supported by USB-C enabled devices, including Thunderbolt 3 devices and smartphones, that contain a video source or video pass-through.

The PS186V accepts an audio / video stream using DisplayPort at a link rate up to HBR2 (5.4 Gbps).  The PS186V provides anonymous, automatic operation enabled by an integrated microprocessor that uses an inexpensive external SPI ROM for configuration and microcode. The SPI ROM can be field-updated through the DisplayPort AUX channel or device I2C slave input. System control is also available through the I2C slave input, and an I2C master interface is available for external EDID and expansion functions. The PS186 fully supports both HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.3 content protection, including the HDCP repeater function, with integrated HDCP Rx & Tx keys.

Key Features

  • Input is compliant with DisplayPort v1.4a supporting:
    • Link rates of 1.62Gbps (RBR), 2.7Gbps (HBR), and 5.4Gbps (HBR2)
    • 1, 2 or 4 lane main link operation
    • DPCD 1.4 data structure
    • Horizontal Blanking Expansion operation
    • High Dynamic Range (HDR) as per CTA-861.3-A through metadata transport
    • CEC Tunneling over AUX
    • RGB pixel formats at 6, 8, 10, and 12 bits per component (bpc)
    • YCbCr pixel formats of 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 at 8, 10, and 12 bpc
    • Audio up to 8-channel LPCM, compressed audio (AC-3, DTS), HBR audio formats, and 192kHz audio frame rate up to 24-bit audio sample size
  • Output is compliant with HDMI 2.0b supporting
    • TMDS data rate up to 6Gpbs
    • Full resolution up to 4K 60fps using 4:4:4 video mode at 24 bpp
    • 4K HDR
    • TMDS scrambling for EMI/RFI reduction
    • SCDC (Status and Control Data Channel)
  • Internal format pixel format conversion capability
    • YCbCr 4:4:4 to YCbCr 4:2:0
    • YCbCr 4:4:4 to YCbCr 4:2:2
    • RGB to YCbCr4:4:4
    • YCbCr4:4:4 to RGB
    • Pass through of RGB or YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2, and 4:2:0
  • Content protection
    • HDCP 2.3 and HDCP 1.4 compliant repeater capability with pre-programmed on-chip keys
  • On-chip microprocessor with SPI ROM interface
  • 1.2V Core Power Supply, 3.3V I/O Power Supply
  • -40°C to 105°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range
  • 56-pin 7x7mm QFN Halogen free RoHS package
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualified
  • ESD: HBM 8kV


  • Protocol conversion for a monitor or display assembly that require an HDMI input for video processing
  • Protocol conversion for external monitor or television
  • DisplayPort to HDMI active protocol converter (dongle)
  • USB-C™ to HDMI protocol converter (using DisplayPort Alt Mode over USB-C)
  • Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI protocol converter (Thunderbolt 3 video source devices support both Thunderbolt and DisplayPort Alt Mode)
  • Docking station with USB-C or DisplayPort input and HDMI output

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