The DVI stands for the Digital Visual Interface and used for video display interfaces by connecting to computers. There are three types of DVI connectors namely DVI-A or Digital Video Interface Analog, DVI-D or Digital Video Interface Digital, and DVI-I or Digital Video Interface Integrated. In order to get the best DVI connectors and cables contact PrimeCables dvi cable which has the specialisation in providing three types of DVI connectors and cables.
The pin configuration of Digital Video interface Analog connector is designed to support video stream of 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz. The DVI Analog name itself refers to the characteristics of DVI-A which only transmits the Analog signals. Eventually, the signal sent by the port is not the same to VGA or different from VGA requiring conversion by connecting the DVI-A port to a VGA monitor.
The Digital Video Interface Digital or DVI-D has the characteristics of transmitting only the digital signals and has more numbers of pins in comparison to DVI-A. The digital signals transmitted and sent by a DVI-D cannot be received by an Analog monitor. You need to convert the digital signals into Analog in order to display in an Analog monitor. There are two types of DVI-D connectors namely the single-link DVI-D connectors and the dual-link DVI-D connectors. The pin configurations of both DVI-D single-link and dual-link are different and designed respectively to support video stream at 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz for single-link and 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz for dual-link.
The DVI-I or the Digital Video Interface Integrated supports both digital as well as Analog signals but not both at one time. You have to choose either digital or Analog in order to display the video. You can connect the DVI-I port to both VGA monitors as well as HD monitors. You will find two types of DVI-I connectors namely the single-link DVI-I and the dual-link DVI-I connectors. The DVI-I pin configurations are designed with a combination of both DVI-A and the DVI-D. The DVI-I single-link and the dual-link support respectively a video stream of 1920 x 1200 at 60Hz for single-link and 2560 x 1600 at 60 Hz for dual-link. The bit rate of DVI connector single-link is 3.96 G bit/s and dual-link is 7.92 G bit/s, whereas the maximum current rating is 1.5Aand the operating temperature is 20 degrees centigrade to 80-degree centigrade.