The Use Of HDMI Connectors

HDMI, which is an abbreviation for High-Definition Multimedia Interface. It is starting to become a common thing in a normal household, even though it’s still somewhat considered an advance form of technology. It has rapidly become a favorable alternative to analog standards such as Radio Frequency (RF), Coaxial Cable, S-Video, VGA, PCs and Video Game Consoles.

To make use of the HDMI function you will need a good knowledge on how to make it work and need the tools essential for it.

There are four types of connectors, Type A & B are in HDMI 1.0 Specification, Type C is HDMI 1.3 Specification and Type D is 1.4 Specification.

Type A

Type A has 19 pins and bandwidth support for SDTV, EDTV and HDTV modes. The Type A connector is electrically compatible with single link DVI-D.

Type B

This connector has 29 pins and this can carry double the video bandwidth of Type A. For use of high-resolution displays for the likes of QXGA which have the resolution capabilities of around 3840 x 2400. Like its predecessor Type A, Type B is electrically compatible with single link DVI-D but it has no actually no use as of now.

Type C

This connector is defined for the 1.3 specification thus rendering it useful for portable devices. It has 19 pins.

Type D

This one somewhat resembles usb key, it has a defined 1.4 specialization. It is even perhaps hard to compare a usb it looks more like a mini usb.