High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) – interface for high-definition multimedia, allowing to transmit digital video data of high resolution and multi-channel digital audio with copy protection.
HDMI connector provides digital DVI -connection of multiple devices using the appropriate cables. The main difference between HDMI and DVI is that HDMI connector is smaller, but also supports the transfer of multi-channel digital audio.
Characteristics Features of HDMI:
- HDMI has a bandwidth ranging from 4.9 to 15.8 Gb / s.
- Standard cable length can reach 10 meters, may also increase in length of 20-35 meters or more using both external amplifiers, repeaters, and incorporated directly into the cable. Some manufacturers set the ferrite rings at the beginning and end of the cable to protect against interference. Particular attention should be paid to the fact that amplifiers (repeaters, equalizers) is not put at the output of the signal source, namely at the entrance to a bar or TV. More to increase the transmission distance using so-called video sender.
- Supports control protocols CEC and European AV.link.