March 17, 2015
Yesterday, the MHL Consortium announced its newest flavor of display interface – Super MHL (or, more accurately, superMHL). MHL, which stands for Mobile High-definition Link, was original developed to enable display connections over Micro USB ports on phones and tablets. You’ll find it most often on mobile devices and televisions from Samsung and Sony. It will also pop up on LG products and there’s even an MHL port on the Pioneer AV receiver I bought a couple of months ago.
There have been some clever demos of MHL applications at past CES events. One was to build a “dumb” laptop (no CPU or video card) - just keyboard, touchpad, and display - and use MHL to dock a smartphone into it make everything work. Another demo in the Silicon Image booth featured smartphones being used as video game controllers with the video playing back on the controller screen.
Yet another demo showed a Sony Experia phone being used as a remote control with a Samsung TV to select inputs, play vi..Read more