Diamond Multimedia USB 3.0 to VGA/DVI / HDMI Video Graphics Adapter up to 2048×1152 / 1920×1080 (BVU3500)


The Diamond BVU3500 USB 3.0 to DVI/HDMI/VGA Multi-Display Adapter allows easy plug and play installation for multiple displays/monitors. Enhance your laptop’s visual experience by adding 2, 3 or up to 6 displays in minutes.

  • (Each Display requires an addition BVU3500 adapter, maximum 6 per system*).
  • Add multiple displays to your Desktop PC without the hassle of opening your desktop case and adding costly discrete graphics cards. Use to connect your HD TV or Projector laptop, Macbook and or Ultrabook.
  • The BVU3500 is equipped with the award-winning DisplayLink DL-3500 chipset and supports 2048 x 1152 and 1080P resolutions.
  • Supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, MAC OS (Mac OS 10.13.4, 10.13.5, 10.13.6 NOT Supported), Linux Ubuntu 17.10, 17.04,16.04, 14.04, Android 5.0 and later and Chrome OS

Important Driver Update
Please use the following link to download the driver: DisplayLink Downloads Page | Synaptics

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Expand Your View with the Diamond Multi-Display Adapters

When it comes to setting up your workstation, there are a few options. One of these would be to create a working atmosphere where ideas are inspired, where talent grows and where productivity increases. The Diamond BVU Multi-Display Adapters are the perfect solution for multi-tasking. These adapters make it easy for you to expand your view by having access to much more work-related content than ever before. Need extra monitor real-estate? The Diamond BVU Adapters let you spread out your on-screen content across multiple monitors effortlessly. With added monitors, your productivity level will soar and standards for work practices will be set at an all-time high.

Diamond BVU Multi-Display Adapters

Featuring DisplayLinkTM Plug and DisplayTM technology, the Diamond BVU adapters allow you to connect to additional displays to your PC, laptop or even your Android-based tablet or smartphone*. They provide a single solution for connecting multiple displays to any PC or Mac platform, making them highly interactive with ultra-low latency and support for the highest mainstream displays.

Benefits of Multi-Display Workstations

Multi-tasking just becomes second nature when you’ve got 2 or more screens side-by-side. Having multiple applications open simultaneously can have a real impact on processing information more quickly and accurately. Have spreadsheets displayed on one monitor and research sites, news and stock market data, social media and web-browsing on another.

Universal Display Capabilities

USB to HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports are all featured on Diamond BVU Adapters so that any computer or device can easily connect to any monitor without the need for special cables.

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Uncompromised Performance and Efficiency

With the Diamond BVU adapters, you can expand your laptop’s visual experience by adding 2, 3 or up to 6** displays, in minutes. Add multiple displays to your PC/laptop/tablet without the hassle of opening your desktop case and adding costly discrete graphics cards. All of the Diamond BVU Adapters is completely USB powered, so no additional power requirements are necessary and they consume 80% less PC power than internal discrete graphics cards.

* A USB OTG cable is required to connect to an Android tablet or smartphone. Is not compatible with iOS devices. Works with Android device (tablet or phone) running OS version Lollipop or later (5.0 or later). USB Host Mode enabled on the Android device is required. If the device is USB bus powered, you may have to attach it to an externally powered USB hub first, as the Android device might not be able to provide enough power. ** Each Display requires an additional BVU adapter (maximum 6 per system).


DVI (Native)
DVI to HDMI (with included adapter)
DVI to VGA (with included adapter)
USB 3.0 Micro

DisplayLink DL-3500

Number of Displays Supported
1 per BVU3500 adapter

Max resolution
2048 x 1152 and 1080P

Yes, Protected video playback HDCP 2.0

Package Contents
BVU3500 USB 3.0 display adapter
USB 3.0 Micro Cable
DVI to HDMI dongle (No Audio Support)
DVI to VGA dongle
Quick Installation Guide
Installation CD

System Requirements
Compatible with Microsoft ® Windows ® 10, Windows ® 8, Windows ® 7,
Windows Vista ®, Windows XP and Apple Mac OS OSX10.6 and higher
o 1.6 GHz CPU
o 1GB memory
For 6 screens where 1 screen can run full-screen DVD video:
o 1.8GHz Core Duo
o 1GB memory
One USB 2.0 port
30 megabytes (MB) of free disk space
10MB Hard Disk space
1GB System Memory
Available CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive

How it works

The Diamond BVU series uses the DisplayLink USB graphics technology. Its’ a unique approach to USB graphics, allowing smooth video playback and providing a low latency connection that feels very much like a traditional monitor while providing the “plug and display” simplicity of USB. DisplayLink USB graphics technology allows for high resolution, full 32-bit color graphics, at resolutions up to 2048×1152 (depending on the chip used).

Here’s how it works:

1. DisplayLink software is installed on the PC and uses resources available in the CPU and GPU to process the graphical information from your USB connected display.

2. Updates to the screen are automatically detected and compressed using the DisplayLink compression technology (DL2+ or DL3). This adaptive compression technology automatically balances the compression methods based on the content, available CPU power, and USB bandwidth, providing the best possible USB graphics experience at any given moment.

Diamond USB 3.0/2.0 to DVI/HDMI/VGA Adapter, Multiple Display Monitor

3. A high-speed DisplayLink chip embedded in the monitor, docking station, projector or adapter decodes the compressed data back into video or graphics data.


Support & Downloads



DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows*

OS: Windows 10, Windows 8* (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8.1* (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7* (32 & 64 bit)

DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows*

OS: Windows 10, Windows 8* (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7* (32 & 64 bit),
Windows Vista* (32 & 64 bit),  Windows XP* (32bit), Windows 8.1* (32 & 64 bit)

DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Mac OS X

OS: Mavericks 10.9, Mountain Lion 10.8, Lion 10.7, Snow Leopard 10.6

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Diamond Multimedia BVU3500 Setup SheetOS: Windows 10, Windows 8* (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7* (32 & 64 bit),
Windows Vista* (32 & 64 bit),  Windows XP* (32bit), Windows 8.1* (32 & 64 bit),
Mavericks 10.9, Mountain Lion 10.8, Lion 10.7, Snow Leopard 10.6

Displaylink Compatibility Check Tool

Chrome OS Support

DisplayLink, the leading provider of USB graphics technology, today announced its docking stations and adapters work with Chrome OS Release 51 onwards.  A demonstration of the native plug-and-display™ capability will be shown at Interop 2016, Las Vegas showcasing the latest Chromebooks from industry leaders such as Dell and HP. For a demo, visit the DisplayLink booth at Interop Las Vegas Expo, between May 4th and May 5th.

ChromeOS is the first Operating System to offer native support for multi-screen productivity with DisplayLink.  Docking connectivity in business and education couldn’t be easier.  DisplayLink enabled docks can be deployed for ChromeOS, Windows, and MacOS devices enabling hot-desking and hoteling in schools and businesses.  Plug it in and it just works just reached a whole new level of simplicity.

R51 is now available from Google on the Chrome OS beta channel. Information on how to switch to the beta channel to try DisplayLink on Chrome OS is available here. This provides full support for video, audio and Ethernet on DisplayLink enabled docking stations and adapters.

Supported Devices

The following Chromebooks are supported with DisplayLink enabled devices from R51:

  • Dell Chromebook 13
  • HP Chromebook 11 G4
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2
  • Acer Chromebook C740

DisplayLink is extending support all Chromebooks through future Chrome OS releases.


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