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Mini DisplayPort to DVI Active Adapter

Connect a DVI monitor to a single-mode DisplayPort output from your computer

Product ID: MDP2DVIS

  • Supports display resolutions up to 1920x1200
  • Works with video cards that aren't capable of outputting DP++ (multi-mode) signals
  • Compliant with DisplayPort 1.1a specifications
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  • Supports HDCP 1.3
  • Compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™
40,99 € EUR exc VAT
51,24 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

The MDP2DVIS Mini DisplayPort to DVI Active Adapter (single-link) lets you connect your Mini-DisplayPort video source to a DVI-D display, including televisions and Apple Cinema Display HD, eliminating the expense of having to upgrade to a DisplayPort capable monitor.

Unlike passive video adapters, this Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter offers an active conversion for use with any Mini DisplayPort output - ideal for graphics cards that are not capable of outputting multi-mode DP++ signals (e.g. ATI Eyefinity).

Supporting resolutions up to 1920x1200, this compact device provides a simple solution for adapting PC or Mac® Mini-DisplayPort output for DVI monitors, televisions or projectors.

The Mini DP to DVI adapter is compatible with Intel® Thunderbolt™, when connected directly to a supporting DisplayPort over Thunderbolt™ I/O port.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • This Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter offers active signal conversion, which helps overcome the limitation of some Mini DisplayPort video cards not being able to output a DP++ (multimode) signal
  • Simple to use, small form-factor converter makes Mini-DisplayPort backwards compatible with your DVI-D single link display

Applications

Ideal for digital entertainment centers, home offices, business conference rooms and trade show displays

Keep your existing DVI monitor to be used with your new Mini DisplayPort device

Perfect for larger format screens that use high DVI resolutions

Adapt from graphics cards that are not capable of outputting DP++ signals

Ideal for using your DVI monitor as a secondary display

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Active or Passive Adapter Active
Adapter Style Adapters
Audio No
AV Input Mini-DisplayPort
AV Output DVI
Fire Rating LSZH Rated (Low Smoke Zero Halogen)
Industry Standards HDCP 1.3
DisplayPort 1.1
DDWG 1.0
Performance
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1200
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Mini-DisplayPort (20 pin) Male
Connector B 1 - DVI-D (25 pin) Female
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 200 mm [7.9 in]
Product Weight 70 g [2.5 oz]
Product Width 44 mm [1.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.2 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Mini-DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Unfortunately no, this device has an intended source and an intended destination.  Refer to the title of the webpage for this order.

Digital Visual Interface (DVI) is a video display interface that can contain different types of signaling, based on the application. DVI cables and ports are created using different connector types to identify what application they are intended to be used in. The connector types are identified by the number of pins on the DVI connector. DVI comes in the following five different connector types: 

Single and Dual link DVI indicate the maximum resolution capabilities of the video source or video destination. The maximum resolutions are Single Link (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz) and Dual Link (2560 x 1600 @ 60Hz).

Note: The maximum resolution of your video source and video destination are ultimately determined by the technical specifications of the devices. The connector type is not a definitive indicator of the maximum resolution.

DVI-A carries only analog (for example, VGA) with no digital component. DVI-D carries only digital video (for example, HDMI) with no analog component. DVI-I combines DVI-A and DVI-D connections to include both analog and digital components. A DVI-I port may be on either your video source or display, but whether or not a display carries either or both analog and digital sources depends on the technical specifications of your device.

When you convert video from a source that uses DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI (for example, a computer to a monitor), you will need to consider the difference between passive and active adapters.

If the source supports dual-mode DisplayPort (also known as DP++), then you can use a passive adapter because the source can perform the conversion. If the source does not support DP++, then you need to use an active converter, which includes additional chips to perform the conversion.

Thunderbolt ports support DP++ natively. To run multiple monitors from the same computer, refer to the Active Adapters section below.

Passive Adapters

Passive adapters are less expensive since they do not need to include additional chips. A quick way to check whether you can use a passive adapter is to see if the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort source has the DP++ symbol above it. The symbol is a D with a P inside of it, with two + signs to the left, one on top of the other.

Active Adapters

Active adapters use additional chips to make the conversion inside the adapter, regardless of whether the source supports DP++. This means that active adapters are more expensive than passive adapters.

If you want to use multiple monitors with the same computer, you should use an active adapter because some video cards cannot run the maximum number of monitors while using DP++. This is especially true if the computer has more than one DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort connection. Check with your video card manufacturer to confirm which type of adapter you need for the setup that you would like to run.

Note: You should use passive adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, except when you are converting from DisplayPort to VGA, since that type of conversion requires active adapters.  For more information on using adapters with StarTech.com MST hubs, refer to the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/mst_hubs_passive_vs_active_adapters.

Surface Dock

If you experience issues when you connect passive video signal adapters to the Surface Dock, Microsoft recommends that you use active video signal converters instead. StarTech.com offers an active video signal converter for DVI monitors (MDP2DVIS) and for HDMI monitors (MDP2HD4KS).

Note: This issue does not apply to the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station.