PS196 is a DisplayPort 2.0 to HDMI 2.1 Protocol Converter that receives both video and audio streams over a DisplayPort link and converts to HDMI supporting either TMDS or FRL output signaling. The DP receiver supports up to 8.1Gbps link rate over 4 lanes. The HDMI output port can operate as a TMDS or FRL transmitter. The FRL transmitter is compliant with the HDMI 2.1 specification supporting up to the maximum data rate up to 12Gbps per lane enabling display resolutions up to 10K@50Hz utilizing DSC pass-through mode. HDMI TMDS transmission is supported up to the maximum allowed data rate of 6Gbps per lane, providing a display up to 4Kx2K at 60Hz refresh rate with 24-bit color and 3D video formats up to 1080p at 120Hz. PS196 supports the DSC1.1/1.2a compressed video transport stream with applied FEC decoding and encoding to ensure visual glitch-free DSC Bitstream transmission.

PS196 has an integrated Arm® Cortex®-M4 processor that enables fully autonomous operation and robust system compatibility and interoperability. Firmware customization is achievable utilizing u the external SPIROM, and firmware field updates can be enabled through Parade’s licensed AUX-updater that utilizes highly encrypted firmware security. The PS196 fully supports both HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.3 content protection, including the HDCP repeater function with integrated HDCP Rx and Tx keys.

Adhering to Parade’s design legacy, PS196 has the best power performance available on the market. The very low power consumption extends the battery life of portable device when operating in standby and low power mode.

Key Features

     DisplayPort 2.0 Receiver

  • Compliant with DisplayPort Specification Version 2.0 for RBR, HBR, HBR2 and HBR3
  • Accepts 1, 2, and 4 DisplayPort main-link lanes
  • Supports SSC up to 0.5% down spread
  • DPCD supports DP v2.0 data structure
  • HDCP 2.3 and HDCP 1.3
  • VESA Display Stream Compression Standard (DSC) v1.1/1.2a Bitstream Handling and FEC policy, DSC decoder and pass-through mode
  • Supports DP source detection via AUX channel
  • DP input port support lane swapping and polarity swapping
  • Supports Horizontal Blanking Expansion (HBE)
  • Supports Adaptive Sync Video
  • Supports CEC-Tunneling-over-AUX

     HDMI 2.1 Transmitter

  • Compliant with HDMI Specification Version 2.1
  • TMDS data rate up to 6Gbps
  • FRL data rate up to 12Gbps
  • SCDC (Status and Control Data Channel)
  • HDCP 2.3 and HDCP 1.4
  • Supports DSC pass-through mode
  • TMDS and FRL modes with scrambling for EMI/RFI reduction
  • Supports FRL FFE
  • Supports static and dynamic HDR
  • Supports up to 8 channels of 16-/20-/24-bit audio up to 192kHz sample frequency
  • Supports IEC 60958 L-PCM, IEC 61937 compressed audio and 32-ch L-PCM 3D audio.
  • Supports Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Quick Media Switch(QMS), Auto Low Latency Mode(ALLM) and Dynamic Auto Lipsync (DALS)
  • Supports DVI output format


  • Supports multiple color formats:
  • DP: RGB 6/8/10/12 bits per component (bpc); YCbCr4:4:4/ YCbCr4:2:2 /YCbCr4:2:0 8/10/12 bpc
  • HDMI: RGB 8/10/12 bpc; YCbCr4:4:4, YCbCr4:2:2 and YCbCr4:2:0 8/10/12 bpc
  • Supports color space conversion
  • Supports DP Adaptive-Sync Video to HDMI VRR conversion
  • Contents protection HDCP repeaters with on-chip keys
  • Supports DP HDCP 2.3 to HDMI HDCP 1.4 conversion
  • On-chip Arm Cortex-M4 processor with Secure Boot
  • 95V Core, 1.2V I/O, and 3.3V I/O power supply
  • External 25MHz ±50ppm crystal
  • External 3.3V SPI Flash speed up to 54MHz
  • 0°C to 70°C Ambient Operating Temperature Range
  • 74-pin 7x8mm QFN Halogen free RoHS package


  • Plug-in protocol converters (Dongles)
  • Docking stations
  • Motherboards
  • TV/Signage displays