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USB Type-C port adoption is forecasted to grow more than 70% within five years

With the USB Type-C interface increasingly applied to smartphones, laptops, vehicles, and so on, the number of devices is forecasted to grow more than 70 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to the research of IHS Markit. Elka’s USB Type-C cable is the first certified twisted-pair cable in the world, and we have received fourteen certification for the USB-C cable series so far. We dedicate to making high quality cables. If you are interested in our products, please feel free to contact our sales…

ELKA’s HDMI 2.0 active cable solutions

ELKA is long at the leading position in manufacturing chip-inside HDMI active cables and has accumulated considerable know-how of it. Compatibility is the most common problem in the application of HDMI active cables. Short speaking, it happens because of the EQ function built-in in the Sink devices. ELKA has invested huge resources to minimize the issues. Now we are ready to provide different solutions of HDMI 2.0 active cables with or without power, and the maximum lengths is up to 18 meters wi…

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ELKA has received DP 1.4 HBR3 cable certificates

In the recent CES event, all the Displays big brands demonstrated 8K TV, saying that 8K market is not far. DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3 cable, supporting the highest bandwidth at 8.1Gbps, is the only market-ready 8K cable (ie. DP8K cable) currently. ELKA is pleased to announce that we have two models which have passed the DP 1.4 HBR3 early certification program, and the specifications are 28awg 2m and 24awg 4m, respectively. We will have several models coming in the next months. Moreover, the active cab…

Elka has become Joint Design Manufacturer (JDM) of Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft’s mixed reality technology, HoloLens, offers users a unique MR experience by wearing its headset and connecting with PC, laptop or other devices. Elka is honored to have the opportunity to customize the connecting solution for headsets. We successfully designed and produced several models of hybrid cables attached to the headsets, delivering high quality digital content and power. In 2018, we will still take charge of the development of the more robust cables for the new version of Hol…

Words from the President

Dear Customers, We would like to thank you for your supports and comments which helps us improve and enhance our quality with services. We had two major achievements last year. The first was our HDMI alternate mode over USB-C cables, co-developed with HDMI Founders, which received the first ATC certification. The second was our customized cable solution that broke into the AR/VR/MR market. With commerce and consumer trends in 2018, we are now developing new products for both HDMI 2.1 specificati…

Key features of the latest HDMI Specification 2.1

HDMI specification 2.1 was released by HDMI Forum on 27 November 2017, and the Compliance Test Specification (CTS) is expected to be published in Q2 2018. Comparing with the previous versions, HDMI 2.1 supports higher video resolutions up to 10K, faster refresh rates, higher speed bandwidth to 48Gbps, Dynamic HDR, enhanced Audio Returned Channel (eARC), and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM). Elka has started the developing of HDMI 2.1 cable and will come out the engineering sample after the CTS is re…

Computex in Taipei, 2017

We thank all the visitors, customers and agents for visiting our booth with the USB community this year at Computex. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and our hospitality. The exhibition was a great success for ELKA, and gave us the opportunity to showcase the World First USB-C to HDMI alt mode cables which enable the handheld devices to output native HDMI signals to 4K TV directly and meet the HDMI 1.4b and Premium HDMI 1.0 standards. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for any questi…

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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…

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