Category Archives: News

Two New DisplayLink USB Graphics Adapters

[Update: We’ve been able to lower the price on our UGA-165, and will be discontinuing the USB-VGA-165 and the UGA-125.] The UGA-165 delivers resolutions up 1920×1080 / 1600×1200 over both analog (VGA) and digital (DVI) connections using DisplayLink’s most cost-effective mid-range DL-165 chip, now at a lower price. We’re filling out our line of DisplayLink […]

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Apple iPad iOS 4.2 Breaks USB/SD Connection Kits and Other Devices

Apple’s iPad iOS 4.2 update this week has broken functionality with iPad Connection Kits and other USB-based devices, including ours. Things that worked with iOS 3.2 may fail with the message “Cannot Use Device – The connected USB device requires too much power” on 4.2. The root cause appears to be that Apple lowered the […]

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Plugable’s New 10-Port USB 2.0 Hub

A lot of USB hubs end up looking like a porcupine on your desk – wires going in all directions. So we’re excited to launch a hub with a lots of expandability (10 ports), but with a simple and clean design. Full USB 2.0/1.1 performance and compatibility. No compromises. Works on all platforms with no […]

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Happy Birthday Plugable!

Plugable Technologies brought its first product to market a year ago this month. We’re humbled by and extremely appreciative of the more than 2000 customers we’ve served since then. Thank you!! As a way of celebrating, we’re dropping prices on two of our lead products, just for a limited time from now until September 30th. […]

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Plugable Open Source Hardware Samples Program

From time to time Plugable has extra test hardware around our labs. Rather than have it gather dust, we’d like to send it out to the open source community to help foster driver development. We know how much work open source driver development is — getting hardware should be the easiest part of it. So […]

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What’s the Best PC for Running Multiple DisplayLink USB Monitors?

One of our customers is building a six monitor setup on their PC for stock trading and ESignal Qcharts. They asked: “What is the best Windows laptop and/or desktop to run six Plugable USB graphics adapters to get six monitors simultaneously on a single PC?” It’s a great question, because there are definitely ways to […]

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DisplayLink Linux kernel driver (udlfb) updates slated for 2.6.37

The latest set of patches for udlfb, the Linux kernel framebuffer driver for DisplayLink chips, has been submitted and looks on track for kernel 2.6.37. This will catch the kernel up to everything on http://git.plugable.com/ Linux is a big and constantly shifting platform. With our USB graphics products (and generally for DisplayLink based products, since […]

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Google Nexus One Phone and Plugable’s Universal Dock

Sven Killig has posted a few more bits of his cool Google Nexus One USB host mode work, this time running with the Plugable Universal Docking Station. This setup uses the udlfb DisplayLink Linux driver work from here (git.plugable.com) and a bunch of other components Sven has developed or pulled together, to turn the phone […]

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Plugable UGA-2K-A In Stock

After being sold out for some time, the Plugable UGA-2K-A USB to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter is now finally back in stock. This adapter has the DisplayLink 195 chip inside, supporting up to 2048×1152. For those that have been waiting — thank you for your patience! Improvements in the new UGA-2K-A adapters include: Updated USB plug and […]

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Google Summer of Code Work Kicks Off

Today is the kickoff of coding work for Google SoC 2010 projects. We’re very excited about the Google funded project to refine USB multiseat on Linux, with the winning proposal from Lucas Nascimento Ferreira at the Federal University of Parana in Brazil. In addition to providing mentoring, Plugable is also providing donated hardware for this […]

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