|Audio signal||Analog stereo, digital DisplayPort (1–8 channels, 16- or 24-bit linear PCM; 32 to 192 kHz sampling rate)|
|Video signal||Digital 2-lane DisplayPort 1.1, 4.32 Gbit/s data rate|
|Data signal||USB 3.0 SuperSpeed + 1 Mbit/s for the DisplayPort auxiliary channel|
PDMI (Portable Digital Media Interface) is an interconnection standard for portable media players. It has been developed by CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) as ANSI/CEA-2017-A standard Common Interconnection for Portable Media Players in February 2010. Chaired by David McLauchlan from Microsoft, the standard was developed with the input or support of over fifty consumer electronics companies worldwide.
CEA-2017-A is the new revision of the earlier ANSI/CEA-2017 standard adopted in July 2007, which used a proprietary serial protocol based on Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) in-vehicle network; the 2007 revision has seen only marginal use in actual devices. New CEA-2017-A devices are not compatible with devices manufactured under the 2007 revision.
PDMI connector is intended to serve as a common interconnection between docking devices and displays and portable/nomadic devices with media playback capability. Intended host devices include docking stations for home A/V equipment, in-car entertainment systems, digital media kiosks, and hotel/in-flight entertainment systems, where PDMI aims to replace the ubiquitous iPod cradle connector.
PDMI uses a 30 pin receptacle with approximate size of 2.5 mm by 22 mm; a cradle-style connector is also defined. The PDMI connector includes the following electrical interfaces:
DisplayPort component provides data rate of 4.32 Gbit/s and supports up to 1080p60 video and 8-channel audio playback on an attached display device, as well as EDID and display control commands. DisplayPort signal can be converted to HDMI format using active converter circuitry in the dock or external signal conversion adapter powered by 3.3 V DisplayPort power.
Power supply from both the host (docking station) and portable device allows for supporting the portable device with power and battery charging, as well as supporting accessories from the portable device.
USB 3.0 "SuperSpeed", USB 2.0, and USB On-The-Go support file transfer and device control, as well as device-to-device intercommunication.
The first mass-production device from a major manufacturer to incorporate PDMI is the Dell Streak, a 5 in (130 mm) tablet device running the Android operating system version 1.6 through 2.2.
|Device Name||Release Date||Notes|
|Advent Vega||19 November 2010|
|Dell Streak||4 June 2010|
|Boeing Black||2014.2Q|
|Pin no.||Pin name||Interface grouping||Pin description|
|1||USB 5V||USB 2.0 Interface||USB Power (VBUS)|
|2||USB DGND||USB Ground|
|3||USB D+||Data +|
|4||USB OTG||On‐The‐Go (allows device‐to‐device data transfer)|
|5||USB D−||Data −|
|6||HC 5V||High-current Power
(output on host)
|High-current 5 V supply (1.8 A, or 3.6 A if combined with pin 15)|
|7||DGND / HC GND||High-current Ground|
|8||AUDIO RIGHT OUT||Analog Audio
(input on host)
|Right analog audio output (line level)|
|9||AUDIO LEFT OUT||Left analog audio output (line level)|
|10||AUDIO OUT GND||Audio output ground|
|11||CEC||CEC||Consumer Electronic Control, for HDMI remote control|
|12||SSR−||USB 3.0 Data Device Receive||USB 3.0 SSRX− signal|
|14||SSR+||USB 3.0 SSRX+ signal|
|15||HC 5V||High-current Power
(output from host)
|High-current 5 V supply (1.8 A, or 3.6 A if combined with pin 6)|
|16||HC GND||High-current Ground|
|17||SST−||USB 3.0 Data Device Transmit||USB 3.0 SSTX− signal|
|19||SST+||USB 3.0 SSTX+ signal|
|20||HPD||DisplayPort v1.1a Interface, 2 Lane
(host is sink; device is source)
|Hot Plug Detect (includes interrupt function from host)|
|21||DAUX+||AUX Channel +|
|22||DAUX−||AUX Channel −|
|23||AP||3.3 V DisplayPort Power (power from portable device)|
|24||D1−||Main Link Lane 1 (−)|
|26||D1+||Main Link Lane 1 (+)|
|28||D0−||Main Link Lane 0 (−)|
|30||D0+||Main Link Lane 0 (+)|
CEA-2017-A includes significant changes from ANSI/CEA-2017. Connectors and devices implemented using CEA-2017-A may not be compatible with those that use ANSI/CEA-2017.