Posted on April 28, 2013 by KVMG-CMS   |  0 comments

MHLMobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is a proposed industry standard for a mobile audio/video interface for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable consumer electronics devices to high-definition televisions (HDTVs) and displays.  The MHL standard features a single cable with a low pin-count interface able to support up to 1080p high-definition (HD) video, 192khz digital audio sound quality, and 7.1 channel surround sound, while simultaneously charging the connected device.

MHL is being developed by the MHL Consortium, a consortium of developers of mobile devices including Nokia, Sony, Samsung, and Toshiba.

Main features include:

  • The HDTV provides power to the connected device.
  • Uses a single, thin cable to connect the mobile device to the HDTV.
  • The HDTV remote will control the connected device with guaranteed mixed manufacturer interoperability CEC.
  • 1080p uncompressed HD video.
  • 7.1 surround sound uncompressed audio.
  • Supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

MHL is connection agnostic, i.e., not tied to a specific type of hardware connector.