Introducing superMHL

Are you ready for the next evolution of MHL®? We’re proud to introduce superMHL™, our latest technology specification. For mobile, we’re delivering higher resolution, faster frame rates, support for the USB Type-C connector and 40W of power charging, while expanding capabilities for tomorrow’s living room through 8K video at 120 frames per second, a consumer friendly superMHL connector and picture enhancement features. Consumers will be able to connect their mobile devices, set-top boxes (STBs), Blu-ray Disc™ players, AVRs, streaming media sticks and other source devices to TVs and monitors.

Why see dull, when you can see dazzling? Why hear static when you can put sound in motion? Display content to your TV with true-to-life color and immersive audio that’s sure to inspire all of your senses!

superMHL Features:

  • 8K 120fps video
  • Deep Color support up to 48-bit color depths
  • Wider color gamut to view content the way filmmakers intended via BT.2020
  • High-Dynamic Range (HDR) support to strike the perfect balance of bright spectral highlights along with shadow details
  • Enhanced audio for immersive surround sound including Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™, 3D audio, and an audio-only mode
  • Single remote control for multiple MHL devices (TV, AVR, Blu-ray player, STB)
  • Power charging up to 40W
  • Content on multiple displays when connecting a single device
  • Backward compatible with MHL 1, 2 and 3 specifications
  • New support for the MHL Alt Mode for the USB Type-C specification

Introducing the superMHL Connector

To support 8K@120fps and advanced audio/video features, MHL developed the superMHL connector that can carry concurrent audio, video, data, and power all in a slim, reversible, consumer-friendly design. Supercharge your home theater experience with superMHL! The superMHL specification will be available at the end of January 2015.


MHL TECHNOLOGY COMPARISON

Compare features of our specifications and explore what’s possible with MHL technology!

FEATURESsuperMHLMHL 3MHL 2MHL 1
Maximum Resolution8K120
4K30
1080p60
1080p60
High Dynamic Range/BT.2020/Deep Color (10, 12,16-bit)
Up to 8 Channel Audio
Blu-ray Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD)
Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 3D Audio, Audio Only Mode
MHL Control (RCP) - Single Remote
(including mobile, TV, AVR, STB, BDP)
Power Charging40W
10W
7.5W
2.5W
Content ProtectionHDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2
HDCP 1.4
HDCP 1.4
Multi-Display SupportUp to 8 Displays
Up to 4 displays
ConnectorssuperMHL
USB Type-C
Micro-USB
HDMI Type A
Proprietary
Connector
Agnostic
Connector
Agnostic
Connector
Agnostic

MHL ABRIDGED SPECIFICATION

Evaluation Purposes Only

The MHL abridged specification is for evaluation purposes only, so companies can evaluate different parts of the specification. Upon becoming an Adopter, companies will then be granted full access to the MHL specification.


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MHL AUTHORIZED TEST CENTERS

For pricing and other information about Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) for MHL products see below