Posted by Eric Huang on June 2, 2010
Samsung demonstrated a USB only monitor at the Society for Information Display conference last week in Oregon. The screen uses a forked USB 2.0 connector to provide the power necessary. This is only possible because this is an edge-lit LED display.
The pictures and the full article are from TechOn here and in the link below
Also, at Everything USB, the author speculates that with USB 3.0 you could maybe use a single USB 3.0 port. I’ve run the math below and my commentary is at the end of this blog entry.
|Current||Voltage||Power per port||Comment|
|USB 3.0 with modified power like on Gigabyte motherboard||2700mA||5V||13.5 W||One modified USB 3.0 port will work like those find on Gigabyte motherboards|
I should point out that some USB 2.0 devices pull more than the legal 500mA from a Host, and when they do, they violate the specification.
The interesting thing that TechOn reports that the display requires 6.3 W. You can see from the calculations above, that 2 USB 2.0 ports will only generate about 5 W. This means that either the actual average power requirement is much lower than 5W, or there is some power savings scheme on the screen when running on USB. My hope is that displays would run at even lower power and could run off off a single USB 3.0 port.
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