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Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is a mobile audio/video interface standard for directly connecting mobile phones and other portable consumer electronics devices to high-definition TVs (HDTVs) and displays. It is a five-pin, low-power interface capable of 1080p60 quality and supporting high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP), Remote Control Protocol (RCP), and 8-channel digital audio. It allows for a single cable to connect to the display and, at the same time, provide power for the mobile device. MHL can be converted to HDMI-compliant signals for connection to a digital TV using an active dongle or dock with a conversion chip. MHL is connector-agnostic and uses many of the popular connections currently found in many mobile phones and portable consumer electronics products. Using existing connectors is cost-effective, saves space for small form factors, and allows consumers to get more functionality from a single connector.

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