Molex will be showing the features and benefits of using Active Optical Cables (AOC) to connect the latest electronic devices on its booth (M9850) throughout the three-day EOT exhibition and conference, which takes place between the 7th-9th May, 2019 at Herning, Denmark.
Molex AOC assemblies are designed to meet the interface specifications for HDMI, DisplayPort and USB, and as such offer a simple plug and play replacement to passive cables. The immediate benefits of the technology are apparent and include greater signal integrity, enabling uncompressed video to be delivered over distances of up to 100m.
“AOCs really do provide a simple yet superior user experience, without any effort,” said Michael Jespersen, Molex’ Distribution Sales Engineer for Denmark. “The OptoHD, OptoDP and OptoUSB AOC assemblies are the latest solution for video communications, and are ideal for consumer, medical and industrial applications.”
Active optical cables integrate all of the technology required to convert electrical signals to and from an optical transport stream, yet they remain completely compatible with the existing HDMI, DisplayPort and USB interfaces.
Using fibre optics inside the cables removes any concerns over Electromagnetic or Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI), making them suitable for applications where signal fidelity is critical, such as medical imaging, or where there may be high levels of interference present, such as an industrial environment.
As high definition video becomes more important in medical and industrial automation, it will become increasingly necessary to transport large volumes of video data over greater distances. Moving to AOC assemblies will future-proof existing installations against the need to replace passive cables each time a new specification is released. AOC assemblies are able to transport HD 4k and 8k video today, without any design effort.
With the ability to cover up to 100m with a single cable, the need to use multiple passive cables, which introduces potential signal integrity issues, is removed. This is a benefit that will be apparent in all vertical markets that use HDMI, DisplayPort and/or USB.
To learn more about how AOC assemblies can help you connect the Electronics of Tomorrow, today, visit Molex at EOT 2019 on Stand M9850.