Cypress & Elka Bring the World’s First HDMI AltMode Cable to Market
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. announced that its USB-C solution has enabled ELKA to deliver the market’s first HDMI Alternate Mode (alt mode) cable. The cable allows next generation smartphones, digital cameras, set-top boxes and other HDMI-enable sources with USB-C connectors to connect directly to displays with HDMI ports, including HD and 4K televisions.
“People found the adapter cables required to connect their smart devices to HDMI displays very inconvenient, so we began to develop our HDMI alt mode for USB-C cable as soon as Cypress developed their solution," said Roy Ting, Executive Vice President at Elka.
Elka’s HDMI alt mode cable makes connecting a smartphone or a digital camera to a 4K TV a true plug-and-play experience.