New Device and Modules to Feature Higher Performance and Full HDMI
Premium Active Cable Compliance
SAN DIEGO, Calif.–(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 new second generation products to support the HDMI 2.0 cable
market. The HT8182 is an HDMI 2.0 Active Linear Cable Equalizer
featuring higher performance and designed to support full HDMI Premium
Active Cable Compliance. The chip will also be available in module form
with several versions supporting various cable gauges.
The HDMI 2.0 market continues to grow at a rapid rate. According to
industry analyst Reportlinker1 in their latest 4K Ultra-high
Definition (UHD) Technologies report, the global market
for 4K ultra-high definition technologies reached nearly $52.3
billion in 2017 and should reach $132.9 billion by 2022, at a compound
annual growth rate of 20.5% for the period of 2017-2022.
Spectra7’s HT8182, a follow-on to its market leading HT8181, is a cable
embedded chip capable of reducing cable diameter, weight, and gauge
while delivering the high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic
range video called for in the latest HDMI 2.0 specification. The new
HT8182 complements the current HT8181 with higher performance driven by
higher bandwidth, better wide-band equalization response, improved noise
rejection and better return loss characteristics. These improvements
result in more robust interop across the HDMI ecosystem and enable cable
manufacturers to achieve full HDMI Premium Active Cable compliance.
“Cables using our patented active cable technology offer significant
value to the HDMI community,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “We are
introducing these new parts to continue to grow our strong position in
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 HT8182 Semiconductor Device
The HT8182 is a 4-channel linear equalizer with up to 14dB of boost,
which when combined with the 12dB of equalization provided by the sink
receiver, allows cables with up to 26dB of loss at 3GHz. The part is
packaged in an ultra-small CSP package and is pin compatible with the
market-leading HT8181, easing upgrade to the new part.
The HT8182 silicon and modules will be available in Q1 2019.
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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14K Ultra-high Definition Technologies Report, Reportlinker