November 3, 2023
Fischer Connectors has released new high-speed connectors and cable assemblies for Ultra High Definition (UHD) audio/video data transfer at 18 Gbit/s in demanding environments, matching the performance speed of HDMI 2.0.
“The speed of our audio/video connectivity solutions, 18 Gbit/s, is equivalent to the HDMI 2.0 standard widely used in 4K cinema projectors and Ultra High Definition home TVs,” explains Stéphane Antonetti, Product Data Expert at Fischer Connectors. “Because Fischer Connectors’ circular connectors are rugged by design, they combine the best of both worlds, providing design engineers with a versatile portfolio of high-speed, high-performance connectivity solutions for a wide range of harsh-environment applications.”Stéphane Antonetti, Product Data Expert at Fischer Connectors
Fischer Connectors’ new UHD solutions are available in the flagship Fischer MiniMax™ and Fischer Core product lines with 10’000 mating cycles, 360° EMI protection, different sealing performances from IP68 to hermeticity and sterilization capacities, as well as three locking mechanisms (push-pull, screw, quick-release).
Fischer MiniMax™ UHD connectors available in ‘size 08’ (12.9 mm diameter plug) have a miniature, lightweight, compact, high-density layout with 19 contacts, ensuring high-quality data transmission for digital signals in demanding applications such as aerial imaging, especially in military operations for drones equipped with high-resolution cameras.
UHD audio/video connectivity is also needed in scientific, industrial, instrumentation, test and measurement and medical applications with 4K camera devices, where Fischer Core connectors are widely used, e.g., in size 104 with 20 contacts.
A dedicated, custom cable has been developed for both Fischer Core and Fischer MiniMax™ UHD audio/video connectors, which are also available pre-cabled as plug-and-play solutions.
Fischer Connectors is part of Conextivity Group.
Fischer Connectors produces solutions for ecosystems requiring local transfer and management of data, signals and power. Its electronic solutions, connectors and cable assemblies are trusted globally for their reliability, durability and precision in demanding environments such as the medical, defense and security, instrumentation, robotics and industrial sectors.
Conextivity Group is a global technology group offering high-performance connectivity solutions that manage power and data flows seamlessly from sensors and devices to the cloud and AI, enabling the emergence of new transverse and scalable ecosystems. With nearly 700 people worldwide, one Group R&D center located in Switzerland and supported by regional hubs, and six manufacturing sites, the Swiss-headquartered group is a full-service connectivity partner comprising two business activities: Fischer Connectors and Wearin’. Wearin’ creates IoT wearable solutions that enhance safety and efficiency by improving situational awareness and coordination of connected humans including lone workers, firefighters and first responders.
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