New Device to Support Active Copper Cables for Connecting to Enhanced
4K and Emerging 8K Displays
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CEDIA Expo – Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (TSX:SEV) (“Spectra7” or
the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog
semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today
announced the HT8481, the industry’s first Active Linear Cable Equalizer
designed to support HDMI 2.1 active copper cables.
HDMI® Specification 2.1 is the most recent update of the HDMI
specification and supports a range of higher video resolutions and
refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, and resolutions up to 10K.
Dynamic HDR formats are also supported, and bandwidth capability is
increased up to 48Gbps. Supporting the 48Gbps bandwidth is the new Ultra
High Speed HDMI Cable. The cable ensures high-bandwidth dependent
features are delivered including uncompressed 8K video with HDR. It
features exceptionally low electro-magnetic interference, reducing
interference with nearby wireless devices. The cable is backwards
compatible and can be used with the existing installed base of HDMI
As HDMI data rates move to 48Gbps, passive copper cables are only able
to achieve 2 to 3 meters in reach. With its patented low power analog
signal processing technology, Spectra7 is able to significantly extend
“Spectra7 has always been a leader in the active HDMI cable market,”
said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “We are introducing the HT8481 to capture
the early movers in the emerging HDMI 2.1 active cable market and
continue growing our business in this market segment.”
Spectra7 is a leader in active copper cable (ACC) technology with a
strong patent portfolio covering core technology necessary for
delivering active cables.
About Spectra7’s HT8481 Semiconductor Device
The HT8481 will support HDMI 2.1 data rates up to 48Gbps, while
remaining backward compatible with all previous HDMI products. Initially
available in module format, the HT8481 will enable cable assemblers to
quickly produce HDMI 2.1 Active Copper Cables.
Sample HT8481 based embedded cable devices will be available in Q4 2018.
About Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor
company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to
enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics
manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data
centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose,
California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and
Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.
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